No Limits to Literacy for Preschool English Learners

Author: Theresa A. Roberts
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412965644
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Combining theory with proven teaching strategies, this resource helps preschool educators produce strong language and literacy outcomes for English learners ages 3 to 5.

Dual Language Learners

Author: Angèle Sancho Passe
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542024
Format: PDF, ePub
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Growing research shows that many children from immigrant and refugee families are not doing well in school, due in part to linguistic and cultural disadvantages. Teaching dual-language learners requires cultural sensitivity, an understanding of language acquisition, and intentional teaching strategies. Combining research and techniques, this resource helps early childhood educators support dual-language learners as they develop the skills necessary for school readiness and success. Angèle Sancho Passe, an early childhood education consultant and writer, is trilingual and has worked with many programs serving dual-language learners. She is the author of Is Everybody Ready for Kindergarten?

Vocabulary Instruction for Struggling Students

Author: Patricia F. Vadasy
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 146250289X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Addressing a key skill in reading, writing, and speaking, this comprehensive book is grounded in cutting-edge research on vocabulary development. It presents evidence-based instructional approaches for at-risk students, including English language learners and those with learning difficulties. Coverage ranges from storybook reading interventions for preschoolers to direct instruction and independent word-learning strategies for older students. Guidance is provided on using word lists effectively and understanding how word features influence learning. The book also reviews available vocabulary assessment tools and describes how to implement them in a response-to-intervention framework. This title is part of the What Works for Special-Needs Learners Series, edited by Karen R. Harris and Steve Graham.

Handbook of Reading Interventions

Author: Rollanda E. O'Connor
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462509479
Format: PDF
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Comprehensive, authoritative, and designed for practical utility, this handbook presents evidence-based approaches for helping struggling readers and those at risk for literacy difficulties or delays. Leading experts explain how current research on all aspects of literacy translates into innovative classroom practices. Chapters include clear descriptions of effective interventions for word recognition, spelling, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing, complete with concrete examples and teaching scripts. Coverage also encompasses preschool literacy instruction and interventions for older readers, English language learners, and students with learning disabilities, as well as peer-mediated and tutoring approaches.

Dual Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom

Author: Carollee Howes
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598571820
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Enhance the school readiness of young dual language learners with this comprehensive research volume, filled with the baseline knowledge readers need to promote and measure the progress of children learning two languages.

English Language Learners in Preschool

Author: Estee Lopez
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc
ISBN: 1935609998
Format: PDF
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As the population of English Language Learners (ELLs) continues to grow, there is increasing concern over the widening achievement gap between these students and their peers whose first language is English. Research shows that when preschool educators focus on ensuring that ELLs develop basic foundational skills in language and literacy, the potential for these students to succeed is optimized. It is therefore essential that educators working with these young learners make instructional decisions based on proven practices and solid research. This six-page laminated reference guide by Estee Lopez provides Pre-K teachers of ELLs with specific evidence-based strategies for promoting a strong language and literacy foundation. It focuses on the following six key elements: (1) Family engagement, (2) Oral language and literacy, (3) Cultural awareness, (4) Social & emotional growth, (5) Learning and cognitive skills, (6) Program models and strategies. Using the strategies and methods outlined in this guide, teachers will set the foundation for long-term success for young ELLs.

Teaching Emerging Scientists

Author: Pamela Fraser-Abder
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205569557
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teaching Emerging Scientists: Professional Development Guide to Teaching K-2 Science by Pamela Fraser-Abder provides science content and process, curriculum, instruction, and pedagogy as well as a venue for reflective thought, deliberate action, and experimentation. It assists teachers in developing, implementing, and evaluating their science teaching and their students' science learning. As teachers complete the reflections in this book, they will explore the what, why, and how they teach; their deep-seated, often unconscious feelings toward science teaching and learning; and their views on who has ownership of science through their science autobiography and other reflection opportunities. With the information and tools in this book, readers will evolve into outstanding, confident teachers of emerging scientists.