"Haver's Structured English Immersion excels in its directives to implement an effective SEI program from start to finish. While citing research and giving the pedagogical basis for SEI, Haver does not get mired in the theory—instead, heading directly towards the practice. This book is an excellent resource for those schools and districts struggling to implement the best SEI program for their LEP students."
Education Leaders Council Weekly Policy Update, May 2003
"This book is very helpful not only to LEP teachers, but also to administrators who are responsible for setting up a program."
Arlene Myslinski, High School ESL Teacher
Buffalo Grove High School, Illinois
"The strength of this book lies in its many strategies for English Immersion programs as well as help for the regular teacher as the English learner is mainstreamed. These strategies cover all grades, both elementary and secondary."
Nancy Law, Educational Consultant
Sacramento City Schools, California
Unlock the mystery—and potential—of Structured English Immersion!
Several states have mandated Structured English Immersion (SEI) for their English Language Learners (ELL), but there are few resources to help teachers and administrators implement this highly effective program. At last, a guide has emerged that explains what SEI is and how it works in the classroom. Educators are taken through a process that guarantees success for ELLs at any skill-level.
Experienced teacher and researcher Johanna Haver shows how easy it is to ensure that ELLs gain mastery of English and also learn the essentials of the mainstream curriculum in this easy-to-follow manual.
The many benefits teachers and administrators will find in this book include:
- Comprehensive definitions of SEI and the research that supports it
- Explanation of evaluation and assessment procedures
- Realistic timelines, goals, and strategies for mainstreaming students
- Real-life examples from exemplary SEI programs
- Step-by-step guidance on implementing SEI techniques in SEI and mainstream classes
- Suggestions for maintaining native languages
- Tips on including parents
Teachers with a background in bilingual education as well as those teachers who are dealing with ELLs for the first time will find this book an invaluable resource. In addition, administrators will find helpful information about starting an SEI program at their school.