Article Review One Article being reviewed: “Co-teaching in the ESL Classroom”

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Article Review One

Article being reviewed: "Co-teaching in the ESL Classroom"

By: Lauryn Boorstein

ECED232: Child Development and Cognition

Professor Dr. Nurun N. Begum

September 23, 2010

Article Review One

In the Article "Co-teaching in the ESL classroom", you will learn that classrooms are no longer a place for one instructor and thirty students; there are new models of teaching on the rise. Mainstream educators are making use of these new models known as co-teaching. Initially, co-teaching was defined as a collaboration effort between a mainstream teacher and a special education teacher. The two teachers combine their intellectual capacity and expertise to deliver content and instruction to a mainstream classroom setting. The reward of this program is exceptional not only for the students, but for the educators also. Co-teaching, allows the mainstream teacher the chance to work with all types of students, and allows the special education teacher the opportunity to see their students succeed in a mainstream classroom setting.

However, now the meaning of co-teaching expanded, English Language Learners (ELL) increased dramatically in many schools causing, the English as a second Language (ESL) program an important aspect to co-teaching.

Authors, Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove demonstrate their beliefs on how Co-teaching in an ESL classroom is valuable for teachers and students. The author's express their main points by modifying Vaughn, Schumm, and Arguelles five co-teaching models suitable for the ESL program curriculum. The Co-teaching models demonstrate to educator's five helpful lesson tips that mainstream and ESL teachers can use together in their Co-taught classrooms. The five models from Honigsfeld and Dove's article consist of the following:

One Group: One Lead Teacher and One Teacher "Teaching on a Purpose"

Two Groups: Two Teachers Teach Same Content

Two Groups: One Teacher Re-teaches: One teacher...