Teaching Adolescent English Language Learners

Teaching Adolescent English Language Learners: Essential Strategies for Middle and High School

Nancy Cloud, Judah Lakin, Erin Leininger, EdD, Laura Maxwell
ISBN: 978-1-934000-00-7
Paperback: 272 pages
Published: January, 2010

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Foreword by Deborah J. Short

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Nancy  Cloud

Nancy Cloud

Professor Emerita and Former Director, M.Ed. in TESL Program, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Rhode Island College

Nancy Cloud, Ed.D., is professor emerita in the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development at Rhode Island College in Providence. Previously, she coordinated the M.Ed. in TESL program where she taught graduate courses on second language and literacy development, as well as the appropriate assessment of English learners (ELs). She continues her work as an educational consultant to school districts focused on responsive curriculum and instruction for K–12 ELs. She is a nationally renowned author and educator.


Judah  Lakin

Judah Lakin

ESL/Social Studies Teacher, Hope High School

Judah Lakin, M.Ed., is a bilingual and content ESL social studies teacher at Hope High School in Providence, RI. He received his B.A. in history from Brown University and his M.Ed. in teaching English as a second language from Rhode Island College. Lakin also cocoordinates the after-school tutoring program and the family-engagement committee. He has dedicated his efforts to helping undocumented immigrants gain access to higher education. He founded Higher Inc., a nonprofit aimed at giving scholarships to undocumented students who need financial assistance to attend college. Lakin has traveled extensively, including to the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and Guatemala to visit and learn from the families and communities he teaches here in the United States.


Erin  Leininger, EdD

Erin Leininger, EdD

Middle School Curriculum Coordinator, International School–Manila

Erin Leininger is the Middle School Curriculum Coordinator at International School–Manila in the Philippines. She has taught diverse groups of adolescent English learners in various national and international contexts including California, Rhode Island, Kuwait, China, and the Philippines. Leininger uses her experience of teaching academic English language development and co-teaching with content teachers to develop, teach, and advocate for curriculum that is conceptually rigorous, language rich, and developmentally equitable for all learners.


Laura  Maxwell

Laura Maxwell

English Teacher, Providence Public School District

Laura Maxwell, M.A.T., is an English teacher at Hope High School in Providence, RI, and a writing fellow through the Rhode Island Writing Project. Since 1997, she has taught in urban schools in Providence and in Cape Town, South Africa. Before becoming a teacher, Maxwell worked in the nonprofit sector for the Coalition of Essential Schools and the Education Commission of the States. She received her M.A. in teaching English from Brown University.