Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students Grades 2 6

Author: Ruth Swinney
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412988438
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For English Learners and other struggling students, understanding and using academic language is absolutely critical to literacy development and school achievement, but it takes careful planning to help these students develop mastery. Ruth Swinney and Patricia Velasco′s teacher-friendly guide explains how to weave together content and language goals when planning lesson units, as well as offering strategies for moving students from social to academic language and creating a curriculum of talk in the classroom. In addition, Swinney and Velasco provide detailed sample unit plans in all content areas to demonstrate how these strategies can be employed while simultaneously meeting curriculum demands. Using specific structures of balanced literacy including read along, shared reading, and shared writing, these unit plans also include a self-assessment guide for teachers to use as they scaffold the content to increase comprehension and student achievement

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms English Language Arts Grades 3 5

Author: Margo Gottlieb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452278253
Format: PDF, Docs
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Make every student fluent in the language of learning. The Common Core and ELD standards provide pathways to academic success through academic language. Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and professional learning communities can: Design and implement thematic units for learning Draw from content and language standards to set targets for all students Examine standards-centered materials for academic language Collaborate in planning instruction and assessment within and across lessons Consider linguistic and cultural resources of the students Create differentiated content and language objectives Delve deeply into instructional strategies involving academic language Reflect on teaching and learning

English Language Learners Day by Day K 6

Author: Christina M. Celic
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325026824
Format: PDF, ePub
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This guide recognizes the challenges teachers face when working with English language learners, and responds with realistic and practical solutions. This book on ELL instruction will help mainstream and preservice teachers better understand how they can make their classrooms a place where English language learners thrive.--[book cover]

Whole Language for Second Language Learners

Author: Yvonne S. Freeman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN:
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"Whole Language for Second Language Learners offers demonstrative proof that the key to the success of bilingual students lies within a whole language approach. The purpose of the book is threefold:" "1. To show why whole language is important for all learners, especially second language learners." "2. To provide examples of teachers applying whole language across different grade levels and with students from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds." "3. To analyze from a whole language perspective traditional methods of teaching a second language." "Each chapter contrasts a commonsense assumption about teaching second language students with whole language alternatives." "Readers will gain an understanding of how to apply whole language in classrooms where some or all of the students speak English as another language. Teachers who are already applying whole language will learn about ESL and bilingual methods, second language acquisition, and the importance of the first language and culture of all students. The book contains examples of teachers who have successfully applied whole language theory to their working methods with students of all ages and different backgrounds. Most useful is the inclusion of practical ideas for organizing curriculum on a daily or long-term basis and sample content area lessons consistent with a whole language approach and appropriate for all students, especially second language students." "Full of language stories and examples of student work, Whole Language for Second Language Learners is essential reading for ESL and bilingual teachers and teacher educators, as well as any teacher looking for whole language alternatives and ideas to use with ESL students in the classroom."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Classroom Diversity

Author: Ellen McIntyre
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
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Classroom Diversity takes a "sociocultural" approach to curriculum design, which provides minority and working-class students with the same privileges that middle-class students have always had.

Preventing Long Term ELs

Author: Margarita Espino Calderon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271798
Format: PDF
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10 keys to keeping English learners from falling through the cracks Students who struggle with English are likely to struggle with academic content throughout their school years. Many drop out. This practical guidebook’s 10 components for success will help educators at all levels close this achievement gap. Included are step-by-step instructions for integrating language, literacy, and subject matter to improve student learning. Key features include: A clearly articulated, evidence-based professional development program for effectively teaching English language learners Research-based coaching practices for improving instruction Ways to implement the program while concurrently meeting core standards and content objectives

The SIOP Model for Teaching English language Arts to English Learners

Author: MaryEllen Vogt
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205627608
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Written for SIOP teachers and those who have learned the SIOP Model, this book includes proven, effective English-language arts lessons and comprehensive units designed by SIOP language arts educators Karlin LaPorta and Lisa Mitchener. In addition, this book provides ideas to adapt the techniques for students at different levels of English proficiency. This invaluable resource is sure to become an indispensable resource for ELA educators of English learners."--BOOK JACKET.

Why Do English Language Learners Struggle With Reading

Author: Janette K. Klingner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293945
Format: PDF, Docs
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Make appropriate instructional and eligibility decisions for English language learners! This research-based guide offers educators and service providers proven methods for determining when ELLs are having reading difficulties that are related to language acquisition and when students’ performance issues might be linked to learning disabilities. The book provides an overview of the language acquisition process and outlines: Assessment techniques for identifying learning disabilities and measuring proficiency in English Instructional tips for working with ELLs who struggle with reading A multi-tiered, data-driven intervention model to assist in determining a student’s learning needs The role of Response to Intervention (RTI)