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The CALLA Handbook is an indispensable resource for all teachers who are responsible for teaching core curriculum subjects to language minority students in ESL or mainstream classrooms, at-risk students, and all students in bilingual and foreign language classrooms.
Paperback, 340 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
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Apr 19, 2009 Anna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: ESL teachers, content area teachers
It took me a while to warm up to this book but in the end I loved it and strongly recommend it to anyone who teaches English Language Learners (ELLs) in pretty much any context. I think there's a lot in this book that's of value and can help you be a better teacher. I especially liked Chapters 9-12, which outlined CALLA for specific content areas.

I agree with the one reviewer who said that no single thing in here is "groundbreaking" per se -- however, looking at CALLA as a whole I think it is a...more
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Meant to assist teachers dealing with second language learners. None of the suggestions featured here are particularly helpful or ground-breaking. I firmly believe intuition trumps most of the formulated strategies presented here.
May 05, 2014 Kristine added it  ·  review of another edition
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