ESOL K–12
For Testing on or after 1/1/2024

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Annotated Bibliography

The annotated bibliography that follows includes basic references that you may find useful in preparing for the exam. Each resource is linked to the competencies and skills found in Section 3 of this guide.

This bibliography is representative of the most important and most comprehensive texts pertaining to the competencies and skills. The Florida Department of Education does not endorse these references as the only appropriate sources for review; many comparable texts currently used in teacher preparation programs also cover the competencies and skills that are tested on the exam.

  1. Archibald, J., Katamba, F., & O'Grady, W. (2011). Contemporary linguistics: An introduction (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

    Offers a comprehensive overview of linguistics as a discipline. Useful for review of competencies 2, 3, and 4.

  2. Ariza, E. N. (2010). Not for  E S O L  teachers: What every classroom teacher needs to know about the linguistically, culturally, and ethnically diverse student. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

    Helps the mainstream classroom teacher understand the instructional implications of teaching English language learners. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, and 9.

  3. Ariza, E. N., Morales-Jones, C. A., Yahya, N., & Zainuddin, H. (2010). Why  T E S O L ? Theories and issues in teaching English to speakers of other languages in  K to 12  classrooms. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

    Provides current and prospective teachers with the knowledge to effectively teach English language learners in their classrooms. Useful for review of competencies 2, 3, and 9.

  4. Banks, J. A. (2006). Cultural diversity and education: foundations, curriculum and teaching (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

    Helps educators identify and conceptualize personal convictions and issues related to multicultural education as well as ways in which to implement effective instructional strategies that reflect diversity. Useful for review of competency 1.

  5. Bray, M., Brown, M. H., & Green, J. D. (2004). Technology and the diverse learner. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

    Emphasizes the implications of incorporating technology into a classroom with diverse learners and introduces various adaptive/assistive technologies available for exceptional students. Useful for review of competency 7.

  6. Coelho, E. (2003). Adding English: A guide to teaching in multilingual classrooms. Toronto, Canada: Pippin Publishing.

    Introduces basic teaching principles and instructional practices that can effectively help facilitate meaningful educational experiences for English language learners. Useful for review of competencies 3 and 5.

  7. Diaz-Rico, L. (2008). Strategies for teaching English learners (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

    Provides a foundation for understanding and teaching the English language learner with consideration for cultural and linguistic differences that may influence schooling. Useful for review of competencies 4, 6, 8, and 9.

  8. Diaz-Rico, L. (2010). The cross-cultural, language, and academic development handbook (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

    Focuses on the implications of educating English language learners and promotes cross-cultural instructional practices and principles. Useful for review of competencies 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

  9. Echevarria, J., Vogt, M., & Short, D. (2004). Making content comprehensible for English learners: The  S I O P  Model. Boston, MA: Pearson.

    Introduces the  S I O P  model as a method of instruction to enhance the educational experience of English language learners. Useful for review of competencies 5, 6, 8, and 9.

  10. League of United Latin American Citizens ( L U L A C ) et al. v. State Board of Education Consent Decree, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, (August 14, 1990). [Online].

    Contains federal and state compliance guidelines for the education of English language learners. Useful for review of competencies 1, 5, 7, and 9.

  11. Florida Department of Education. (2011). Florida school laws (2011 ed.). Charlottesville, VA: LexisNexis.

    Contains state legal guidelines for stakeholders in education. Includes legal responsibilities of teachers, as well as administrators. Useful for review of competencies 5 and 9.

  12. Freeman, D., & Freeman, Y. (2004). Essential linguistics. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    Focuses on helping educators become familiar with and understand aspects of linguistics that are applicable to the classroom environment. Useful for review of competencies 2, 4, and 8.

  13. Gaitan, C. D. (2006). Building culturally responsive classrooms: A guide for  K to 6 . Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

    Emphasizes the importance of creating and maintaining a culturally responsive classroom to facilitate effective instruction for the diverse classroom. Includes strategies and techniques to build and maintain a culturally responsive classroom environment. Useful for review of competency 1.

  14. Gibbons, P. (2002). Scaffolding language, scaffolding learning: Teaching second language learners in the mainstream classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    Presents research-based strategies for supporting English language learners academic progress beyond the initial stages of English language acquisition through the use of scaffolding. Useful for review of competencies 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

  15. Gonzalez, V., Yawkey, T., & Minaya-Rowe, L. (2006). English-As-A-Second-Language ( E S L ) teaching and learning:  Pre K to 12  classroom applications for students' academic achievement and development. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

    Focuses on the instructional implications of educating an English language learner. Useful for review of competencies 6 and 9.

  16. Govoni, J. (2011). Preparing the way: Teaching  E L Ls  in the  K to 12  classroom. Dubuque: IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

    Helps preservice and inservice teachers develop awareness of cultural and linguistic implications involving having English language learners in the classroom. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

  17. Hoover, J. J., Klingner, J. K., Baca, L. M., & Patton, J. R. (2008). Methods for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional learners. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

    Addresses methods for assessing and educating culturally and linguistically diverse learners with disabilities for both preservice and inservice teachers. Useful for review of competencies 6 and 8.

  18. Marshall, N. (2002). Language and literacy development in first and second-language learners (2nd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

    Covers literacy and language development for educators who have both first and second-language learners in their classrooms. The book also provides learning aids and pre and post chapter assessments. Useful for review of competencies 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9.

  19. Ong, F. (2010). Improving education for English learners: Research-based approaches. Sacramento, CA: Department of Education.

    Emphasizes the unique instructional needs of English language learners in the classroom to meet academic and language development standards. Useful for the review of competencies 4 and 6.

  20. Palls, B. P. (2010). Cultural portraits: A synoptic guide (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.

    Provides both objective and subjective information on various cultures an educator might encounter in a diverse classroom, as well as instructional strategies that may be more effective for diverse learners. Useful for review of competency 1.

  21. Peregoy, S. F., & Boyle, O. F. (2001). Reading, writing and learning in  E S L : A resource book for  K to 12  teachers (third ed.). Boston, MA: Addison Wesley Longman.

    Focuses on ways in which to create student-centered environments for English language learners to enhance their educational experience. Useful for review of competencies 3, 4, 6, 8, and 9.

  22. Reiss, J. (2005).  E S O L  Strategies for teaching content: Facilitating instruction for English Language Learners. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

    Highlights instructional strategies that are most effective in enhancing educational experiences for English language learners. Useful for review of competency 6.

  23. Roblyer, M. D., & Doering, A. H. (2009). Integrating educational technology into teaching (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

    Explores the implications of incorporating technology into classroom instruction, as well as best practices. Useful for review of competencies 6 and 7.

  24. Wintergerst, A. C., McVeigh, J., & Brown, H. D. (2011). Tips for teaching culture: Practical approaches to intercultural communication. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

    Focuses on cultural and intercultural communication as it relates to classroom instruction of English language learners. Useful for review of competency 1.

 


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