Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

A Teacher's Guide to Research-based Practices

Author: Nancy Cloud,Fred Genesee,Else V. Hamayan

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325022642

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Book study groups and professional learning communities, save when you order the Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners Book Study Bundle. 15 copies for $318.75. SAVE $56.25! Teaching English Language Learners to read and write is challenging. Every classroom teacher, ESL teacher, and reading specialist shares this crucial responsibility. These educators need research-based practices to help them meet the challenge, and Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners is their comprehensive guide. Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners is for everyone who teaches English language learners to read and write. It turns important research findings about ELL students into evidence-based, effective classroom practice. It helps teachers: learn more about the ELL students in their classroom support the emergence and early development of English literacy skills in nonnative speakers help English learners reach their full potential as readers and writers promote biliteracy in English and students' home languages guide ELL students as they develop academic language and literacy in English connect reading and writing strongly to promote growth in each assess the literacy skills of English language learners and use that information to plan responsive instruction. Internationally recognized ELL experts Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee, and Else Hamayan have examined the research evidence to determine what works for ELL students. They recommend best practices for teaching English learners to read and write from emergent literacy to primary school and on through middle school. Their guide makes the research understandable and their suggested practices actionable. Research findings quickly summarize the latest and most important ideas for teaching. Quotes from researchers provide direct support for effective teaching. Classroom Suggestions offer practical ways to put research into practice. Additional Resources point toward rich information sources for teaching literacy to English learners. Research Questions provide paths for investigation in any classroom. From reading their first English words to basic literacy to a mastery of academic English, students need proven-effective teaching backed by the strongest, most recent research. Find it in Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners.

Explicit Direct Instruction for English Learners

Author: John R. Hollingsworth,Silvia E. Ybarra

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452283494

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Boost achievement for English learners in all subject areas! Building ELLs' language skills while teaching content is about to get easier. Hollingsworth and Ybarra combine the best of educational theory, brain research, and data analysis to bring you explicit direct instruction (EDI): a proven method for creating and delivering lessons that help students learn more and learn faster. Through classroom examples and detailed sample lessons, you'll learn how to: Craft lessons that ELs can learn the first time they're taught Check for understanding throughout each lesson Embed vocabulary development across the curriculum Address listening, speaking, reading, and writing in all lessons

Literacy and Young Children

Research-based Practices

Author: Diane M. Barone,Lesley Mandel Morrow

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572308190

Category: Education

Page: 318

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One of two parents' guides based on the revised National Curriculum, this book is intended as an introduction to Key Stages 1 and 2. The need for parents to be involved in their children's education has taken root in recent years. To be able to make choices, however, parents need to be informed. This book is intended to enable them to get to grips with the elements of the National Curriculum and topical issues.

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

A Reflective Guide

Author: Thomas Sylvester Charles Farrell

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412957346

Category: Education

Page: 107

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This resource offers practical methods for helping ELLs succeed in reading, with strategies to increase fluency and comprehension, teach vocabulary and text structure, and more.

English Language Learners at School

A Guide for Administrators

Author: Else V. Hamayan,Rebecca Diane Freeman

Publisher: Caslon Incorporated

ISBN: 9781934000045

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 268

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Includes a free subscription to a companion website. This book is not returnable if the shrink wrap is damaged or removed.

How to Reach and Teach English Language Learners

Practical Strategies to Ensure Success

Author: Rachel Carrillo Syrja

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118098172

Category: Education

Page: 272

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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.

Reading First and Beyond

The Complete Guide for Teachers and Literacy Coaches

Author: Cathy Collins Block,Susan E. Israel

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412914970

Category: Education

Page: 203

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Packed with enriching ideas for all educators, this guide summarizes the key areas of the Reading First program to provide a comprehensive understanding of its components.

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners Pre-K-2

Author: Diane M. Barone,Shelley Hong Xu

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462535011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Summarizing current research and weaving it into practical instructional strategies that teachers can immediately use with young English language learners (ELLs), this book addresses a major priority for today's primary-grade classrooms. All aspects of effective instruction for ELLs are explored: oral language development and instruction, materials, word study, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and home-school connections. Assessment is discussed throughout, and is also covered in a separate chapter. The volume is packed with realistic examples, lesson planning ideas, book lists, online resources, and reproducibles. Discussion and reflection questions enhance its utility as a professional development tool or course text.

Literacy Instruction for Adolescents

Research-Based Practice

Author: Karen D. Wood,William E. Blanton

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606233815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 526

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Thorough and accessible, this professional resource and text shows how the latest research in adolescent literacy can be translated into effective practice in middle and high school classrooms. Leading authorities discuss findings on the adolescent learner, addressing such essential topics as comprehension, content-area literacy, differentiated instruction, gender differences in literacy learning, and English language learners. With a focus on evidence-based methods, coverage ranges from techniques for building digital literacy and comprehension skills to strategies for flexible grouping and writing instruction. Ideal for courses in adolescent literacy, each chapter includes guiding questions, discussion questions, and classroom examples.

The Literacy Gaps

Bridge-Building Strategies for English Language Learners and Standard English Learners

Author: Ivannia Soto-Hinman,June Hetzel

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452239142

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Build bridges of support so English language learners and standard English learners can learn alongside their peers! This comprehensive, research-based guide helps teachers bridge multiple gaps and promote learning for English language learners (ELLs) and standard English learners (SELs). The authors provide strategies, examples, and tools to address: The gap between students and texts: covering word recognition, background knowledge, comprehension, and academic language development The gap between students and teachers: including sociocultural differences between teachers and students and teacher perceptions and expectations The gap between students and their peers: discussing language proficiency differences, grouping strategies, and grade-level and schoolwide programs

Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts

Co-Sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English

Author: Diane Lapp,Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136886567

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Now in its third edition, the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts—sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English—offers an integrated perspective on the teaching of the English language arts and a comprehensive overview of research in the field. Prominent scholars, researchers, and professional leaders provide historical and theoretical perspectives about teaching the language arts focus on bodies of research that influence decision making within the teaching of the language arts explore the environments for language arts teaching reflect on methods and materials for instruction Reflecting important recent developments in the field, the Third Edition is restructured, updated, and includes many new contributors. More emphasis is given in this edition to the learner, multiple texts, learning, and sharing one’s knowledge. A Companion Website, new for this edition, provides PowerPoint® slides highlighting the main points of each chapter.

Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners

A Leader's Guide

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld,Maria G. Dove

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483346021

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Your English Language Learners are counting on you to collaborate effectively. The Common Core State Standards have increased the pressure on English Language Learners. And with the EL population increasing every day, schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. In practice, this is a challenge for educational leaders. The most promising solution is the collaborative approach pioneered by this book’s authors—America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for EL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove’s resources for collaboration and co-teaching include Templates for creating EL profiles that will enable you to address their unique needs Prompts for Professional Learning activities (for teams or individuals) and further reading The latest research findings on best instructional practices that benefit ELs This is your concise, comprehensive guide to creating a powerful collaborative program to benefit your ELs. Start implementing it today and watch the outcomes improve.

Co-Teaching for English Learners

A Guide to Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection

Author: Maria G. Dove,Andrea Honigsfeld

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506343252

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Because teacher collaboration isn’t an option, it’s a MUST! EL authorities Maria Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld take ESL teachers and their general education colleagues step-by-step through building a successful collaboration—or improving an existing one. And since no teaching team is exactly alike, you’ll find seven collaborative models to choose from. Features include: • In-depth profiles of the seven models • Advantages and challenges of each model • Clear explanations of each teacher’s role • Tried-and-true strategies for the entire instructional cycle: co-planning, co-instruction, co-assessment, and reflection • Real-life accounts from co-teaching veterans • Accompanying videos and dedicated web content

Teaching Early Literacy

Development, Assessment, and Instruction

Author: Diane M. Barone,Marla H. Mallette,Shelley Hong Xu

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593851064

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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Grounded in cutting-edge theory and research about literacy development, this book is filled with practical assessment and instructional ideas for teachers of pre-K through grade 3. Engaging vignettes show how everyday conversations and activities offer rich opportunities both for evaluating children's current level of knowledge and for helping them progress toward more sophisticated and rewarding interactions with reading and writing. Throughout, the book highlights ways to work effectively with English language learners and their families, a theme that is the exclusive focus of two chapters. Other timely topics covered include creative uses of technology and ways to incorporate popular culture into the classroom. Over two dozen reproducible assessment tools and handouts enhance the utility of this volume as an instructional resource, professional development tool, or graduate-level text.

Vocabulary Instruction, Second Edition

Research to Practice

Author: Edward J. Kame'enui,James F. Baumann

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462504000

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

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This highly regarded work brings together prominent authorities on vocabulary teaching and learning to provide a comprehensive yet concise guide to effective instruction. The book showcases practical ways to teach specific vocabulary words and word-learning strategies and create engaging, word-rich classrooms. Instructional activities and games for diverse learners are brought to life with detailed examples. Drawing on the most rigorous research available, the editors and contributors distill what PreK-8 teachers need to know and do to support all students' ongoing vocabulary growth and enjoyment of reading. New to This Edition*Reflects the latest research and instructional practices.*New section (five chapters) on pressing current issues in the field: assessment, authentic reading experiences, English language learners, uses of multimedia tools, and the vocabularies of narrative and informational texts.*Contributor panel expanded with additional leading researchers.

Keys to the Secondary Classroom

A Teacher’s Guide to the First Months of School

Author: Rain Bongolan,Ellen Moir,Wendy Baron

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452272182

Category: Education

Page: 288

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An easy-to-use source for all the strategies you need to thrive in the secondary classroom! Leveraging a wealth of information from the New Teacher Center, this user-friendly guide provides a solid foundation for classroom management, lesson planning, and assessment. Teachers will learn step-by-step tips for organizing standards-based curriculum across the content areas, supported by extensive reproducible forms and go-to references. This new edition also includes: Lesson plans by exemplary math and language arts teachers Guidelines for clear homework procedures Strategies for working with struggling readers Tips for maintaining contact with parents A list of key resources for secondary teachers

Adding English

A Guide to Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms

Author: Elizabeth Coelho,Dyanne Rivers

Publisher: Pippin Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780887510953

Category: Education

Page: 301

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A guide for teachers tasked with integrating second language learners into a mainstream K-12 program offers ideas and advice for enhancing the learning of all students in all areas of the curriculum.

Evidence-based instruction in reading

a professional development guide to phonemic awareness

Author: Maryann Mraz,Nancy Padak,Timothy V. Rasinski

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205456284

Category: Education

Page: 97

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Learn to enhance your assessment and teaching of phonemic awareness! Finally teachers have access to a professional development series, Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading, written specifically to guide them in sharpening their understanding of the five key components to Reading First—phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. This book focuses on phonemic awareness, but each volume in the five-part series addresses one key component and presents friendly tips and strategies that teachers can take right into the classroom. How to make Phonemic Awareness work for you! Consider recommendations for incorporating appropriate reading materials, fostering productive home–school connections, and promoting students' desire to learn to read and write. Read about the findings of current key research studies and learn about their implications for classroom practice. Discover how to evaluate your current practices and create concrete plans for change. Start a learning community or book club and share your knowledge with colleagues. Access useful resources and links to extend and enrich your own learning beyond the classroom. Teachers rave about A Professional Development Guide to Phonemic Awareness! "I have been in reading instruction for 33 years and there are teachers in my school who have been in for three years [to] 23 years…with the variation in experience, we have a wide variety of backgrounds…this text brings all that together because of the way it is written…I would use [this book] with my lower grade Reading First teachers and with teachers in grades 2 and 3 for struggling readers. Phonemic Awareness is usually a missing piece in those students who are not on grade level by this time. We could put this information to good use and make it applicable at many grade levels.” — Cathy Taylor, Reading First Literacy Coach, Stewart County Elementary School, Lumpkin, GA Also available in the Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading series: A Professional Development Guideto Phonics © 2008 ISBN: 0-205-45630-8 A Professional Development Guideto Vocabulary © 2008 ISBN: 0-205-45631-6 A Professional Development Guideto Fluency © 2008 ISBN: 0-205-45629-4 A Professional Development Guideto Comprehension © 2008 ISBN: 0-205-45627-8

Collaboration and Co-Teaching

Strategies for English Learners

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld,Maria G. Dove

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412976502

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Help ELLs achieve success with an integrated, collaborative program! Teacher collaboration and co-teaching are proven strategies for helping students with diverse needs achieve academically. Now this practical resource provides a step-by-step guide to making collaboration and co-teaching work for general education teachers and English as a second language (ESL) specialists to better serve the needs of English language learners (ELLs). The authors address the fundamental questions of collaboration and co-teaching, examine how a collaborative program helps ELLs learn content while meeting English language development goals, and offer information on school leaders' roles in facilitating collaboration schoolwide. Featuring six in-depth case studies, this guide helps educators: Understand the benefits and challenges of collaborative service delivery Choose from a range of strategies and configurations, from informal planning and collaboration to a fully developed co-teaching partnership Use templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice Evaluate the strategies' success using the guidelines, self-assessments, and questionnaires included Collaboration and Co-Teaching helps ESL, ELL, and general education teachers combine their expertise to provide better support for their ELLs!

Fluency Instruction

Research-based Best Practices

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski,Camille L. Z. Blachowicz,Kristin Lems

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462504302

Category: Education

Page: 334

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"Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, decoding, elementary, English language learners, fluency, literacy instruction, oral reading, primary grades, prosody, reading comprehension, reading expressiveness, reading methods, secondary, struggling readers Description: This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated with vivid examples from K-12 classrooms. The book debunks common misconceptions about fluency and clarifies its key role in comprehension. Effective practices are presented for developing fluency in specific populations, including English language learners, adolescents, and struggling readers"--