Transforming Schools for English Learners

Author: Debbie Zacarian
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412990408
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Position your school to successfully teach English learners Could your school be more effective at instructing its English learners? Whether you are just beginning to work with an emergent population or need to improve your program, this book provides a comprehensive framework for improving ELs’ academic performance and school engagement through visionary planning of EL education programming. The author addresses such critical topics as: Selecting the appropriate program model for your school Creating effective student course schedules for language development and content Making data-driven decisions using effective measures of student performance learning Effectively using Response to Intervention (RTI)

Mastering Academic Language

Author: Debbie Zacarian
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452277850
Format: PDF, Docs
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The achievement gap is a language gap—and you can bridge it! Mastering academic language is the "make or break" skill for school success. This much-needed book shows how teachers can scaffold instruction for students who struggle to learn, speakers of non-standard English, and English learners, helping students from all backgrounds to thrive in school. Readers will find: Practical teaching strategies based on the four key facets of academic language fluency Richly detailed case studies about students’ experiences with academic language across the content areas Guidance on family involvement Thought-provoking study questions, along with performance assessment tools

Preventing Long Term ELs

Author: Margarita Espino Calderon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271798
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

In It Together

Author: Debbie Zacarian
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483388220
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Harness the power of teacher, student, school, family, and community partnerships! Building coalitions of support is within easy reach with this compelling book from highly-regarded educational expert Debbie Zacarian and veteran classroom teacher Michael Silverstone. Richly detailed vignettes and concrete, evidence-based strategies help you systematically: Develop positive and enduring relationships with students, families, and communities Build coalitions of support around learning and engagement Support students and families from marginalized populations This thoughtful and inspiring guide shows you how to ramp-up student achievement and engagement with methods you can use immediately!

Leading for Social Justice

Author: Elise M. Frattura
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293031
Format: PDF, Docs
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A step-by-step process for raising the achievement of English language learners and students with special needs and for integrating schoolwide change through proactive support services that benefit all students.

English Language Learners at School

Author: Else V. Hamayan
Publisher: Caslon Incorporated
ISBN: 9781934000045
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Culturally Proficient Practice

Author: Reyes L. Quezada
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452217297
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With this powerful guide, educators learn how to improve the academic success of English learners by putting culturally proficient practices to work in their classroom and schools.

The Essential Guide for Educating Beginning English Learners

Author: Debbie Zacarian
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452226156
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book addresses the varied needs of beginning ELs, including students from non-literacy-oriented homes, students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE), and students who have experienced trauma.

Assessing English Language Learners Bridges to Educational Equity

Author: Margo Gottlieb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506342140
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Build the bridges for English language learners to reach success! This thoroughly updated edition of Gottlieb’s classic delivers a complete set of tools, techniques, and ideas for planning and implementing instructional assessment of ELLs. The book includes: A focus on academic language use in every discipline, from mathematics to social studies, within and across language domains Emphasis on linguistically and culturally responsive assessment as a key driver for measuring academic achievement A reconceptualization of assessment “as,” “for,” and “of” learning Reflection questions to stimulate discussion around how students, teachers, and administrators can all have a voice in decision making

Teaching to Strengths

Author: Debbie Zacarian
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416624635
Format: PDF, Docs
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Half the students in U.S. schools are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. Much has been written about these students from a therapeutic perspective, especially regarding how to provide them with adequate counseling supports and services. Conversely, little has been written about teaching this population and doing so from a strengths-based perspective. Using real-world examples as well as research-based principles, this book shows how to * Identify inherent assets that students bring to the classroom. * Connect to students’ experiences through instructional planning and delivery. * Foster students’ strengths through the use of predictable routines and structured paired and small-group learning experiences. * Develop family and community partnerships. Experts Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Haynes outline a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students’ strengths and resiliency. Teaching to Strengths encourages educators to embrace teaching and schoolwide practices that support and enhance the academic and socio-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.