EAL Book Reviews

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There are loads of books and publications that serve as great tools for teachers working with EAL learners. On this page and in the drop down menu you will find my recommendations and short reviews on the books.

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‘Teacher collaboration is not an option: It’s a must’ when a book starts out with this key message you know that you are going to be reading something that will be of great value to you.
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Anyone interested in EAL should have this book it is just an amazing resource of theory, practical advice and classroom strategies. Read More!

Although an English Language Teaching book I believe that many of the activities included can be used for EAL classrooms.
There are a wide range of different activities all of which can last for 5 minutes or longer. 
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Growing Language & Literacy: Strategies for English Learners by Andrea Honigsfeld is written for teachers of EAL learners from USA grades K – 8 (UK Y1 – Y9). Although written with the US audience in mind it still contains really useful information for teachers of EAL learners in any education system.
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Learning to Learn is aimed at primary school teachers of learners that are English as an Additional Language (EAL).
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Learning Teaching by Jim Scrivener is a teacher development book that is aimed at the ELT market but as an EAL specialist, I have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience from…
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I received the book Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners as a result of completing the training to be a SIOP qualified teacher. The book itself outlines the SIOP model, a research based model to support English Language Learners or as they are called in the UK EAL learners.
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Call me a Professor Pauline Gibbons fan but this is another one of her books that is full of practical advice, strategies and approaches to teaching EAL learners in the mainstream classroom. Scaffolding Language Scaffolding Learning. Teaching Second Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom is a fantastic book and well worth the money.
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Teaching Reading to English Learners, Grades 6 - 12: A Framework for Improving Achievement in the Content Areas by [Calderon, Margarita Espino, Sinclair-Slakk, Shawn M.]
I was very grateful that Shawn Slakk co-author of Teaching Reading to English Learners sent this book to me to read. The book is written by Shawn and Margarita Espino Calderon and was published in 2018. In the UK you can buy it through Amazon by clicking on the link. The book is designed for secondary school teachers and it certainly could be applied to secondary schools here in the UK and around the world. Read More!
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I bought this book a few weeks ago and love it. It is full of great ideas, strategies and approaches to supporting EAL learners in the mainstream classroom. The book is separated into 9 chapters with chapter titles including:
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