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.

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.

Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction for English Language Learners, Grades K-4

Author: Sharon Vaughn,Sylvia Linan-Thompson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416617353

Category: Education

Page: 183

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What can we do to help ELL students understand English? In Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction for English Language Learners, Grades K-4, Sylvia Linan-Thompson and Sharon Vaughn provide over 60 field-tested classroom lessons for ensuring English fluency among young nonnative speakers. Each chapter focuses on research and activities in one of the following areas: *Phonemic awareness *Phonics and word study *Fluency *Vocabulary *Comprehension In addition to the many step-by-step activities and lesson plans, the book includes in-depth explications of linguistic concepts, a glossary of terms, and lists of relevant online resources. The sooner students grasp the principles of English language acquisition, the better off they are. In this book, you will find everything you need to get elementary-level ELLs reading--and learning--successfully in English.

English Language Learners with Special Education Needs

Identification, Assessment, and Instruction

Author: Alfredo J. Artiles,Alba A. Ortiz

Publisher: Delta Systems Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781887744690

Category: Education

Page: 250

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Because procedures are not in place in many schools and school districts to successfully determine academic placement of English language learners, many of these learners are placed inappropriately. Some who don't need special services (other than English as a second language) may find themselves in special education classes. Others who need special services may be placed in regular classes without the extra supports and services that they need. Working with English language learners and with students requiring special education services requires collaboration among teachers, school psychologists, speech pathologists, and assessment personnel with expertise in general, bilingual, and special education.

Best Practices in ELL Instruction

Author: Guofang Li,Patricia A. Edwards

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606236642

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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In this indispensable work, prominent authorities review the latest research on all aspects of ELL instruction (K–12) and identify what works for today's students and schools. Provided are best-practice guidelines for targeting reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary, content-domain literacies, and other core skill areas; assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students; and building strong school–home–community partnerships. Chapters include clear-cut recommendations for teaching adolescent ELLs and those with learning disabilities. The comprehensive scope, explicit linkages from research to practice, and guidance for becoming a culturally informed, reflective practitioner make the book an ideal course text.

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

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.

ESL (ELL) Literacy Instruction

A Guidebook to Theory and Practice

Author: Lee Gunderson,Reginald D'Silva,Dennis Murphy Odo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135052387

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 293

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ESL (ELL) Literacy Instruction provides both ESL and mainstream teachers with the background and expertise necessary to plan and implement reading programs that match the particular needs and abilities of their students. Comprehensive and research-based, it applies current ESL and reading research and theory to practice. Designed for use by pre-service and in-service teachers at all levels from kindergarten to adult learners, it explains different models of literacy instruction from systematic phonics to whole language instruction and includes specific teaching methods within each model. Multicultural issues are addressed. Instructional matrices that account for the wide variations in ESL (ELL) student backgrounds and abilities form the pedagogical basis of the approach described in the text. The matrices, based on extensive research, involve two easily measured variables that predict what programs and approaches will be comprehensible for learners who vary in age, literacy background, English ability, and program needs. Readers are encouraged to develop their own teaching strategies within their own instructional models.

The Literacy Coach's Handbook, Second Edition

A Guide to Research-Based Practice

Author: Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462507700

Category: Education

Page: 252

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This bestselling book gives preservice and practicing literacy coaches the tools they need to build a successful schoolwide reading program. The authors, well-known experts in the field, describe the literacy coach's crucial, evolving role in today's schools. They offer step-by-step guidelines for implementing curricula and assessments, selecting instructional materials, and planning for differentiation and intervention. Specific ways to support teachers by providing high-quality professional development are discussed. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on PreK-5 instruction and the characteristics of effective coaches. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research and instructional materials. *Expanded grade range now includes PreK and grades 4-5. *Content on RTI and the Common Core standards is woven throughout. *Strategies for making professional development more responsive to teachers' needs. See also The Literacy Coaching Challenge, which guides more experienced coaches in choosing among different coaching models and addresses typical issues of implementation.

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

When English Language Learners Write

Connecting Research to Practice, K-8

Author: Katharine Davies Samway

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Unfair mythologies about English language learners have sprung up in schools around the country. Unsure how to help nonnative speakers write, some teachers and administrators have resorted to deficit-based stereotypes: ELLs can't write They have writing problems They are reluctant writers They need to be taught the skills of writing before writing independently. In reality, however, ELLs benefit from the same smart, research-based instructional strategies as mainstream student writers, and in When English Language Learners Write, Katharine Davies Samway explores second language writers, shattering myths and in their place offering meaningful insight into powerful instruction. Not only does Samway provide a window into the latest research as well as practical teaching ideas, she takes you inside the minds and classroom experiences of five ELLs. She documents the ways they think, the products of their learning, and their progress as writers.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas

Author: Judie Haynes,Debbie Zacarian

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416612335

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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English language learners (ELLs) often face the difficult challenge of learning both a new language and new subject matter at the same time. In Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, Judie Haynes and Debbie Zacarian offer strategies, tools, and tips that teachers can use to help ELLs at all levels flourish in mainstream classrooms. This book will show teachers how to * Determine their ELLs' stages of English language acquisition. * Modify assignments and assessments in different content areas for ELLs at different stages of language development. * Ensure that all ELLs participate fully in lesson activities alongside their English-fluent peers. * Communicate effectively with parents and guardians of students from diverse cultures. Real-life examples of lessons from elementary, middle, and high school that have been modified for ELLs in language arts, math, science, and social studies classes show how to effectively put the authors' recommendations into practice. A glossary of important ELL and ESL terms is included as well, for those who are new to teaching ELLs. Whether novice or veteran, all teachers of ELLs will benefit from this wonderfully practical guide to ensuring that ELLs learn English by learning content--and learn content while learning English.

Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction

Research-Based Practice K-8

Author: Barbara M. Taylor,Nell K. Duke

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462519245

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 625

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"The intent of this handbook is to provide a comprehensive, forward-looking, research-based resource for teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers on the key, inter-connected components of effective literacy instruction. The book is designed so that it is a readily useable resource for pre-service and practicing teachers as well. Every chapter in sections I, II, III, and IV includes substantial suggestions for implementing research-based practices in the classroom and for engaging in professional learning to help teachers increase their effectiveness as literacy instructors. Every chapter in section IV also includes substantial suggestions for fostering collaboration among staff and, when applicable, parents within schools"--

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.

Effective Instruction for English Language Learners

Supporting Text-Based Comprehension and Communication Skills

Author: Julie Jacobson,Kelly Johnson,Diane Lapp

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609182529

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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Motivating lessons designed to improve the content learning and literacy skills of English language learners (ELLs) in K-8. Offering research-supported strategies that teachers can implement immediately, the book explains how to use content-area texts to support ELLs' growth in eg comprehension, pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, and grammar.

Collaboration and Co-Teaching

Strategies for English Learners

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld,Maria G. Dove

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452259607

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Help ELLs achieve success with an integrated, collaborative program! This resource provides a practical guide to collaboration and co-teaching between general education teachers and ESL specialists to better serve the needs of ELLs. Offering classroom vignettes, step-by-step guidelines, ready-to-use resources, and in-depth case studies, the authors help educators: Understand the benefits and challenges of collaborative service delivery Teach content while helping students meet English language development goals Choose from a range of collaborative strategies and configurations, from informal planning and collaboration to a co-teaching partnership Use templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice

The ESL / ELL Teacher's Survival Guide

Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels

Author: Larry Ferlazzo,Katie Hull Sypnieski,Katie Hull-Sypnieski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118095677

Category: Education

Page: 336

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The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide offers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students.

The Language Teaching Matrix

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387941

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Richards explains how effective language teaching involves a network of interactions between curriculum, methodology, teachers, learners, instructional materials. Each chapter discusses and examines the theoretical and practical dimensions of a central issue in language teaching. Topics covered include the nature of effective teaching, self-monitoring in teacher development, language and content, and teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing. Richards presents key issues in an accessible and highly readable style, and shows how teachers and teachers-in-training can be involved in the investigation of classroom teaching and learning. The emphasis is not on prescriptions but rather on developing effective teaching through understanding the various factors that interact in second language learning and in the second language classroom.

Early Literacy Instruction

Author: Elfrieda H. Hiebert,Taffy Raphael

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 308

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Early literacy instruction is one of the most fundamental goals of schooling, and one that sets the stage for students' lifelong learning and success. The text encompasses standards for early literacy instruction, instructional strategies, alternative assessment procedures, strategies for making program connections, and ways to integrate children's home literacy into the classroom. Each chapter opens with vignettes to emphasize key points in the text, and offers instruction on how teachers can create classrooms that immerse children in theoretically-sound, meaningful literacy though events, lessons, and activities. This engaging, user-friendly book makes the ideas on theory and practice readily accessible to those interested in helping young children learn to read.

Introduction to Education

Teaching in a Diverse Society

Author: William Edwin Segall,Anna Victoria Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742524903

Category: Education

Page: 427

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Introduction to Education, Second Edition is written for students beginning their study in education. As the school population increasingly reflects the diversity of America's population, many prospective teachers, typically from the middle classes, will be unprepared for the diverse classrooms they will inevitably encounter. This text helps students prepare to be teachers in a pluralistic society whose classrooms represent an increasingly varied set of cultural histories and values. Introduction to Education, Second Edition identifies and examines key educational topics and issues: A history of Education that goes beyond the standard Puritan background and begins instead with indigenous Americans and the influence of the Spanish., Surveys of a broad spectrum of children's backgrounds, including experiences with drugs, poverty, and lack of access to vital cultural currency like the Internet., And provides numerous pedagogical aides:, Reflective in-text questions that challenge students to think beyond their own cultural backgrounds and to develop an appreciation for a variety of different cultures, Student Web materials including supplemental readings involving issues in contemporary American education, in-text case studies, An issues-based guide to websites on hot topics like vouchers and the No Child Left Behind Act, Instructor's Manual with Test Bank (still under construction