Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners

Author: Larry Ferlazzo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119023017
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The must-have Common Core guide for every ESL/ELL instructor Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners is the much-needed practical guide for ESL/ELL instructors. Written by experienced teachers of English Language Learners, this book provides a sequel to the highly-regarded ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide and is designed to help teachers implement the Common Core in the ELL classroom. You'll find a digest of the latest research and developments in ELL education, along with comprehensive guidance in reading and writing, social studies, math, science, Social Emotional Learning and more. The Common Core is discussed in the context of ESL, including the opportunities and challenges specific to ELL students. Ready-to-use lesson plans and reproducible handouts help you bring these ideas into the classroom, and expert guidance helps you instill the higher-order thinking skills the Common Core requires. The Common Core standards have been adopted in 43 states, yet minimal guidance has been provided for teachers of English Language Learners. This book fills the literature gap with the most up-to-date theory and a host of practical implementation tools. Get up to date on the latest stats and trends in ELL education Examine the challenges and opportunities posed by Common Core Find solutions to common issues that arise in teaching ELL students Streamline Common Core implementation in the ELL classroom The ELL population is growing at a rapid pace, and the ELL classroom is not exempt from the requirements posed by the Common Core State Standards. ESL/ELL teachers know better than anyone else how critical language is to learning, and ELL students need a specialized Common Core approach to avoid falling behind. Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners provides specific guidance and helpful tools that teachers can bring to the classroom today.

Uncommon Core

Author: Michael W. Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483333531
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leave instruction to the experts! Uncommon Core puts us on high-alert about some outright dangerous misunderstandings looming around so-called “standards-aligned” instruction, then shows us how to steer past them—all in service of meeting the real intent of the Common Core. It counters with teaching suggestions that are true to the research and true to our students, including how: Reader-based approaches can complement text-based ones Prereading activities can help students meet the strategic and conceptual demands of texts Strategy instruction can result in a careful and critical analysis of text while providing transferable understandings Inquiry units around essential questions can generate meaningful conversation and higher-order thinking

The Core Six

Author: Harvey F. Silver
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614753
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If you already have a strong grasp on the Common Core and are eager to do something about it, this book's research-based strategies will help you respond to the demands of the new standards, particularly the English language arts standards that affect every subject area and grade level. Drawing from the research on which classroom strategies are your "best bets" for improving student achievement, the authors provide what you need to reinforce the Common Core in your lessons, including: a rationale for using each strategy to address the goals of the common core; research that supports the use of each strategy; steps for implementing each strategy in the classroom; sample lessons in multiple grade levels and subjects; and planning considerations to make certain your use of the strategy helps students become better at reading, understanding, using, and communicating rigorous texts. This practical book's teaching recommendations and sample lessons draw on six tips for inspired instruction that ensure your lessons capture students' interest, deepen their understanding, and extend their thinking about required course content. --Publisher description.

Stories From the Heart

Author: Richard J. Meyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135469709
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Stories from the Heart is for, by, and about prospective and practicing teachers understanding themselves as curious and literate beings, making connections with colleagues, and researching their own literacy and the literacy lives of their students. It demonstrates the power and importance of story in our own lives as literate individuals. Readers are encouraged to: tell, write, or re-create the stories of their literacy lives in order to understand how they learn and teach; begin the journey into writing the stories of others' literacy lives; find support in their researching endeavors; and examine the idea of framing stories by using the work of other teachers and researchers.

Digital age Literacy for Teachers

Author: Susan Brooks-Young
Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ
ISBN: 9781564842299
Format: PDF
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Technology integration requires systemic reform, which must be supported by the entire school community. Most teachers and administrators need help to implement and sustain change on this scale. Regardless of their current level of technology proficiency, Digital-Age Literacy for Teachers will help teachers systematically reexamine their curriculum and classroom management to develop effective strategies for incorporating technology. The book provides readings and activities that will support classroom teachers, professional development providers, and teacher preparation instructors as they strive to incorporate twenty-first century learning tools and skills into daily practice. Also available: IT's Elementary!: Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades - ISBN 1564842282 RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom - ISBN 1564842398 About the Author Susan Brooks-Young spent 23 years as a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist at a county office of education. She now works with school districts and regional centers on technology-related issues, develops curriculum, presents workshops, and writes articles for education journals.

How to Write Better Essays

Author: Bryan Greetham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137293357
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.

Teaching English by Design

Author: Peter Smagorinsky
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325009803
Format: PDF, Docs
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Teaching English by Design is two books in one: a primer for teaching secondary English and a comprehensive guide to creating and using four to six-week instructional units. Peter Smagorinsky shares insight about students, how they learn, and what kinds of classrooms support their achievement in reading and writing. Then he uses those findings to open up the key ideas of unit design to every teacher. Smagorinsky's units are organized around key concepts in English, such as: reading strategies; writing strategies; genres; periods, regions, and movements in literature; themes; and the works of a significant author. --From publisher's description.

Readicide

Author: Kelly Gallagher
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107800
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Argues that the decline in reading by children in the United States is furthered by schools by focusing on test-taking and focusing solely on academic texts with guidance for educators on how to conteract this trend.

Forest Inventory based Projection Systems for Wood and Biomass Availability

Author: Susana Barreiro
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319562010
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides detailed descriptions of the forest biomass projection systems used in 22 countries in Europe and North America, as well as four European-wide systems. Separate chapters focus on the concepts of estimation of availability of woody biomass, compare and classify the different projection systems, and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the further development of these systems.