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Structured English Immersion
A Step-by-Step Guide for K-6 Teachers and Administrators


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Bilingual/EAL Learners

November 2002 | 160 pages | Corwin
`This book is very helpful not only to LEP teachers, but also to administrators who are responsible for setting up a programme - 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

Structured English Immersion (SEI) offers Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) children an ideal format in which to learn. The goal is for these children to gain fluency in English as quickly as possible in a non-threatening setting and to move gradually into the mainstream. The author illustrates how SEI blends English grammar and vocabulary instruction with the teaching of content and provides concrete ideas and practical classroom examples for teachers and administrators who want to use SEI methodology.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Identification, Assessment, and Placement
 
2. Listening Skills
 
3. Incorporating Content Area Curriculum Into Instruction
 
4. Organizing Structured English Immersion with the Focus on Basic Vocabulary and Grammar
 
5. Successful Transitions: Preparing Mainstream Classes for Structured English Immersion Students
 
6. Fostering Student Achievement Through Whole School Programs
 
7. Structured English Immersion Essentials: A Brief Review
 
Resource A: Recommended Reading For Practitioners
 
Resource B: Exemplary Structured English Immersion Programs
 
Glossary
 
References

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

Johanna Haver's material has great substance, both practical and effective.

Pat Doran, President, Board of Directors
The John Corcoran Foundation, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

I found Structured English Immersion to be very well written and informative. I will share this resource with many administrators to help improve student achievement in Arizona. I was particularly interested in the practical tips she included for teaching English Language Learners.

Carol G. Peck, President and CEO
The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona

Well written with many practical suggestions that should be most helpful to ESL teachers at all levels.

James J. Asher, Originator
Total Physical Response

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

Haver’s book provides a comprehensive and well-organized guide to the structured immersion approach to English language acquisition. It will be a valuable tool for anyone involved in teaching English learners the language skills they need.

Don Soifer, Executive Vice President
Lexington Institute
Heartland Institute, July 2003

The book is an excellent manual and should serve as an informative resource for teachers and schools struggling to move their non-English speakers into mainstream classes.

Lorraine Richardson, Internal Mentor
Southern Arizona Leadership Consortium

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