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Helping English Learners to Write

By Carol Booth Olson,Robin C. Scarcella,Tina Matuchniak
  • ISBN Code: : 0807773670
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Using a rich array of research-based practices, this book will help teachers improve the academic writing of English learners. It provides specific teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons to develop EL students’ narrative, informational, and argumentative writing, emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. It also explores the challenges each of these genres pose for ELs and suggests ways to scaffold instruction to help students become confident and competent academic writers. Showcasing the work of exemplary school teachers who have devoted time and expertise to creating rich learning environments for the secondary classroom, Helping English Learners to Write includes artifacts and written work produced by students with varying levels of language proficiency as models of what students can accomplish. Each chapter begins with a brief overview and ends with a short summary of the key points. “These authors are at the very forefront of scientifically testing and validating instructional practices for improving the writing and reading of adolescents who are English learners. Why is their research so good? It is informed by years of experience in the classroom and working with hundreds of teachers across California. What a powerful combination. My advice: ingest, consider, and employ the strategies described here. Your students will become better writers if you do.” —From the Foreword by Steve Graham, Warner Professor of Educational Leadership & Innovation, Arizona State University “This book is a tour de force. It’s up-to-the-minute in offering what teachers and administrators need, and what parents want. With examples of classrooms in action, it incorporates what research tells us about effective teaching and learning, and what the Common Core Standards and related policy are demanding, into successful and engaging activities that the authors' extensive research shows works. Helping English Learners to Write is a must-read. You will dog ear many pages for future use.” —Judith A. Langer, Vincent O’Leary Distinguished Research Professor, Director, Center on English Learning & Achievement, University at Albany

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  • Pdf File: place-based-curriculum-design.pdf

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Place-based Curriculum Design provides pre-service and practicing teachers both the rationale and tools to create and integrate meaningful, place-based learning experiences for students. Practical, classroom-based curricular examples illustrate how teachers can engage the local and still be accountable to the existing demands of federal, state, and district mandates. Coverage includes connecting the curriculum to students’ outside-of-school lives; using local phenomena or issues to enhance students’ understanding of discipline-based questions; engaging in in-depth explorations of local issues and events to create cross-disciplinary learning experiences, and creating units or sustained learning experiences aimed at engendering social and environmental renewal. An on-line resource (www.routledge.com/9781138013469) provides supplementary materials, including curricular templates, tools for reflective practice, and additional materials for instructors and students.

How to Reach and Teach English Language Learners

By Rachel Carrillo Syrja
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9781118098172
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 116
  • Pdf File: how-to-reach-and-teach-english-language-learners.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Practical, ready-to-use ELL strategies firmly rooted in the latestresearch This book provides practical strategies and tools for assessingand teaching even the most hard to reach English language learnersacross the content areas. Syrja offers educators the latestinformation on working with ELLs (including using formativeassessments) and provides a wealth of classroom-tested models andmeasures. These tools have proven to be effective with ESL studentsat all levels, including Long Term English Learners (LTELs).Throughout the book, the author shares powerful research-basedstrategies and clearly illustrates how they should be implementedin the classroom for maximum impact. Filled with proven ideas and easy-to-implement tips forteaching ELLs Designed to be a practical ELL/ESL resource for classroomteachers Syrja, a former teacher and ESL student, is a noted expert inEnglish language learning and a Professional Development Associate with the Leadership and Learning Center This value-packed guide offers educators accessible andresearch-based classroom strategies for reaching and teachingELLs.

Teaching Reading & Comprehension to English Learners, K5

By Margarita Calderón
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  • Publisher : Solution Tree Press
  • Book Code : 1935543903
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 713
  • Pdf File: teaching-reading-comprehension-to-english-learners-k5.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As more English learners enroll in school each year, teachers and administrators are concerned with the large gap in reading and academic standing between ELs and students performing at grade level. This book addresses the language, literacy, and content instructional needs of ELs and frames quality instruction within effective schooling structures and the implementation of RTI.

Teaching Science to ELs

By Stephen Fleenor,Tina Beene
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SEIDLITZ EDUCATION, LLC
  • Book Code : 1732194858
  • Total of Pages : 78
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 750
  • Pdf File: teaching-science-to-els.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Teaching Science to English Learners is a go-to resource for science educators to promote listening, speaking, reading, and writing in their classrooms. Each chapter outlines specific, easy-to-implement strategies that foster academic language development and comprehension of science concepts, with specific scaffolds highlighted for each language proficiency level. Teaching Science to English Learners is thoughtfully designed to help teachers equip students to navigate inquiry-driven instruction, understand abstract science concepts, and master the multitude of science vocabulary that can be challenging for ELs and non-ELs alike. By equipping teachers with strategies to draw from students’ prior knowledge and focus on collaboration, this book helps science teachers make lessons accessible for all learners, while deepening content comprehension and developing academic language. Teaching Science to English Learners is the second in a set of books designed to help content-area teachers create learning environments in which English learners thrive.

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English

By National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Fostering School Success for English Learners: Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309455405
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 584
  • Pdf File: promoting-the-educational-success-of-children-and-youth-learning-english.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Educating dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) effectively is a national challenge with consequences both for individuals and for American society. Despite their linguistic, cognitive, and social potential, many ELsâ€"who account for more than 9 percent of enrollment in grades K-12 in U.S. schoolsâ€"are struggling to meet the requirements for academic success, and their prospects for success in postsecondary education and in the workforce are jeopardized as a result. Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures examines how evidence based on research relevant to the development of DLLs/ELs from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policies and related practices that can result in better educational outcomes. This report makes recommendations for policy, practice, and research and data collection focused on addressing the challenges in caring for and educating DLLs/ELs from birth to grade 12.

Assessment and Intervention for English Language Learners

By Susan Unruh,Nancy A. McKellar
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319526456
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 539
  • Pdf File: assessment-and-intervention-for-english-language-learners.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book presents evidence-based practices for appropriate assessment of and school-based services for young English language learners. It identifies and addresses the challenges of assessing and intervening with these students at the curricular, instructional, environmental, and individual levels, particularly the complexities of determining the presence or absence of learning disabilities. Case studies and comparisons with fluent English speakers illustrate the screening and evaluation process – including multi-tier system of supports (MTSS) and response to intervention (RTI) – and proactive intervention planning in core literacy and math domains. Together, these chapters model effective teaching practice, advocacy, and teamwork with parents and colleagues as well as policy development toward meeting the needs of this diverse student population. This invaluable guide: Examines challenges of data collection when working with English language learners. Traces the development of dual-language fluency and competence. Discusses language-acquisition issues affecting oral language assessment. Reviews commonly used assessment and intervention tools in use with English learners. Features specialized chapters relating to reading, writing, and mathematics competencies. Can be used regardless of first language spoken by students. Assessment and Intervention for English Language Learners is an essential resource for researchers, professionals, and graduate students in diverse fields including school and clinical child psychology; assessment, testing, and evaluation; language education; special education; and educational psychology.

English Learner Instruction through Collaboration and Inquiry in Teacher Education

By James F. Nagle
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  • Publisher : IAP
  • Book Code : 1623964865
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 864
  • Pdf File: english-learner-instruction-through-collaboration-and-inquiry-in-teacher-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In an era of accountability and increased demand of literacy competency, this book provides examples of how teacher educators and teachers have come together to learn from each other and from English learners. The chapters in this book follow a teacher learning framework that highlights joint work, features inquiry into practice and integrates disciplinary content knowledge with culturally and linguistically responsive teaching. While the chapters feature different venues for teacher learning, they all depict the process of teachers and teacher educators striving to integrate English learner instruction into mainstream teacher education. This book will be a resource for faculty in teacher education programs and for administrative personnel in school districts to illustrate the process of building authentic collaborations that can improve teacher learning and understanding about English learner instruction.

Literacy and Education

By James Paul Gee
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317577221
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 440
  • Pdf File: literacy-and-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Literacy and Education tells the story of how literacy—starting in the early 1980s—came to be seen not as a mental phenomenon, but as a social and cultural one. In this accessible introductory volume, acclaimed scholar James Paul Gee shows readers how literacy "left the mind and wandered out into the world." He traces the ways a sociocultural view of literacy melded with a social view of the mind and speaks to learning in and out of school in new and powerful ways. Gee concludes by showing how the very idea of "literacy" has broadened into new literacies with words, signs, and deeds in contexts enhanced, augmented, and transformed by new technologies.

Digital-Age Teaching for English Learners

By Heather Rubin,Lisa Estrada,Andrea Honigsfeld
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Book Code : 1071824449
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 456
  • Pdf File: digital-age-teaching-for-english-learners.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bridge the Digital Divide with Research-Informed Technology Models Since the first edition of this bestselling resource many schools are still striving to close the digital divide and bridge the opportunity gap for historically marginalized students, including English learners. And the need for technology-infused lessons specifically aligned for English learners is even more critically needed. Building from significant developments in education policy, research, and remote learning innovations, this newly revised edition offers unique ways to bridge the digital divide that disproportionally affects culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Designed to support equitable access to engaging and enriching digital-age education opportunities for English learners, this book includes Research-informed and evidence-based technology integration models and instructional strategies Sample lesson ideas, including learning targets for activating students’ prior knowledge while promoting engagement and collaboration Tips for fostering collaborative practices with colleagues Vignettes from educators incorporating technology in creative ways Targeted questions to facilitate discussions about English language development methodology Complete with supplementary tools and resources, this guide provides all of the methodology resources needed to bridge the digital divide and promote learning success for all students.

Teaching Writing to Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners

By Donovan R. Walling
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Book Code : 1483361861
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 784
  • Pdf File: teaching-writing-to-visual-auditory-and-kinesthetic-learners.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This resource offers differentiated teaching techniques and sample lessons for writing and thinking skills that emphasize fluency, artistry, walkabout strategies, pattern and rhythm, and more!

English Learners at the Top of the Class

By Mayra C. Daniel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1475836856
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 203
  • Pdf File: english-learners-at-the-top-of-the-class.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a practice-oriented book that also contributes to the professional literature. It is written for teacher candidates and both new and experienced practicing teachers who want to design and deliver effective instructional paradigms across this country’s diverse classrooms.