Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades 6–8
This new addition to Math Solutions Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class series offers a wealth of lessons and strategies for modifying grades 6-8 instruction. Section I presents an overview of teaching math to English learners: the research, the challenges, the linguistic demands of a math lesson, and specific strategies and activities that simultaneously support learning English and learning math. Section II features math lessons modified for English learners.
Lesson topics include :
- the number system
- probability and measurement
Each of the lessons addresses one or more of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Kathy Melanese, Luz Chung, and Cheryl Forbes
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"Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class offers strategies that work in the world of mathematics instruction, not just for English learners, but for all students. The teacher-friendly chapters contain actual lessons that can be taught immediately and address the Common Core State Standards. With the help of this resource, I foresee a closing of the achievement gap."
Robert Grano, Director of Student Programs and Professional Development
San Diego Unified School District