Faculty member Anita Bright has published a new book that will help English language learners (ELLs) with math. She co-published it with Holly Hansen-Thomas and Luciana de Oliveira for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
Bright is an assistant professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department in the Graduate School of Education and a National Board Certified Teacher. She is the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program supervisor, teaches courses in ESOL, social justice, and mathematics education, and leads a cohort in the doctoral program.
About the book
With a focus on best ways to tailor instruction to capitalize upon the strengths each ELL brings to the classroom, The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics for English Language Learners, High School explores some of the ways high school mathematics content can be made accessible to ELLs by building from their strengths and scaffolding their opportunities to learn more. The chapters included in this text describe specific lessons and instructional moves teachers may make that will support their students in learning not only the mathematical content but also the associated English structures that accompany the content.
Each chapter also provides reflection questions and action plans that are useful for practicing teachers, preservice teachers, graduate students, academics, researchers, and professional development providers.