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


November 2002 | 160 pages | Corwin

"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.


 
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
Key features

This book offers the following:

  • The rationale for every suggested approach
  • Examples of how each approach can be applied in the classroom
  • Summaries of information at the end of various chapters
  • Names and addresses of publishers that can provide suitable materials
  • A glossary for quick reference
  • A bibliography of works mentioned

 

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