Supporting English Learners in the Reading Workshop

Author: Lindsey Moses
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325057576
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Practical instructional ideas, lessons, and differentiation strategies to support English learners in diverse classroom settings With classrooms that are more diverse than ever before, how can we support English learners in ways that help them reap the same benefits from reading workshop that our English speaking students do? Lindsey Moses draws on her years of experience in classrooms to provide answers to teachers' most common questions about getting started in a linguistically diverse workshop setting. She offers a wealth of practical ideas for supporting English learners through each component of the reading workshop. With research-based tips and guidance, Lindsey shares effective ways to modify your routines to meet the needs of every student in your classroom, including: Planning and implementing units of study that are supportive of English learners Providing guided learning experiences for English learners during independent workshop time Creating learning opportunities for English learners to engage in meaningful experiences with both literature and informational texts. Lindsey's instructional ideas, lesson examples, children's literature suggestions, and differentiation strategies give you all the tools you need to implement a reading workshop that is as effective for your English learners as it is for your English speakers.

The Book Whisperer

Author: Donalyn Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470623428
Format: PDF, ePub
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Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.

Oral Mentor Texts

Author: Connie Dierking
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325053585
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Oral Mentor Texts shows you a way to teach, reinforce and practice skills and strategies with all your students. These teacher-created stories support a wide range of literacy goals"--Back cover.

The Barefoot Book of Children

Author: Tessa Strickland
Publisher: Barefoot Books
ISBN: 9781782852964
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Innovative and inclusive, The Barefoot Book of Children empowers young readers to learn about children around the globe and ponder their own place in it. Created with the guidance of diversity specialists, this groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction addresses the need for children's books that depict diversity, while simultaneously demonstrating the interconnectedness and uniqueness of all people.

Math Exchanges

Author: Kassia Omohundro Wedekind
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571108262
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Traditionally, small-group math instruction has been used as a format for reaching children who struggle to understand. Math coach Kassia Omohundro Wedekind uses small-group instruction as the centerpiece of her math workshop approach, engaging all students in rigorous "math exchanges." The key characteristics of these mathematical conversations are that they are: 1) short, focused sessions that bring all mathematical minds together, 2) responsive to the needs of the specific group of mathematicians, and 3) designed for meaningful, guided reflection. As in reading and writing workshop, students in Kassia's math workshop are becoming self-directed and independent while participating in a classroom community of learners. Through the math exchanges, students focus on number sense and the big ideas of mathematics. Teachers guide the conversations with small groups of students, mediating talk and thinking as students share problem-solving strategies, discuss how math works, and move toward more effective and efficient approaches and greater mathematical understanding. Although grounded in theory and research, Math Exchanges is written for practicing teachers and answers such questions as the following: How can I use a math workshop approach and follow a certain textbook or set of standards? How should I form small groups? and How often should I meet with small groups? What should I focus on in small groups? How can I tell if my groups are making progress? What do small-group math exchanges look like, sound like, and feel like?

Mindsets and Moves

Author: Gravity Goldberg
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150632505X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Step back so readers can step forward When it comes to teaching reading, Gravity Goldberg declares there is a structure, one that works with your current curriculum, to help readers take charge. The way forward Gravity says lies in admiring, studying, and really getting to know your students. Easily replicable in any setting, any time, her 4 M framework ultimately lightens your load because it allows students to monitor and direct their reading lives. Miner: Uncovering Students’ Reading Processes (Focus: Assessment) Mirror: Giving Feedback That Reinforces a Growth Mindset (Focus: Feedback) Model: Showing Readers What We Do (Focus: Demonstration) Mentor: Guiding Students to Try New Ways of Reading (Focus: Guided Practice and Coaching)

Comprehension and English Language Learners

Author: Michael F. Opitz
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325026787
Format: PDF
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This book is one of the few that focuses on oral language development, a crucial but often overlooked component of academic development for ELLs. It helps fill a gap in the professional resources teachers need to help their English language learners reach high levels of oral and written English proficiency. -David and Yvonne Freeman Authors of Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms and Essential Linguistics Oral reading is powerful enough to simultaneously support every student's comprehension learning and scaffold English language learners' progress toward proficiency. But not just any kind of oral reading will do. To help everyone in your class, you need effective, engaging strategies that can motivate all readers and help them learn to make meaning with texts-the kind you'll find in Comprehension and English Language Learners. The 25 oral reading strategies in Comprehension and English Language Learners support students with differing levels of English proficiency during regular reading instruction-from beginners to those completely comfortable with their new language. Michael Opitz (coauthor of Goodbye Round Robin, Updated Edition) and Lindsey Moses help you go beyond oral reading activities such as round robin or popcorn reading that have no research base and that can actually inhibit reading progress. With their strategies, you'll instead help English language learners: develop and monitor reading and listening comprehension evaluate texts and engage with authors learn social and academic vocabulary connect writing, reading, speaking, listening, and viewing get motivated to read on their own. In addition, Opitz and Moses make determining students' level of English proficiency easier with a primer on effective ELL assessment. They show you how each strategy can work within or across levels to help English learners make progress or consolidate gains. Each strategy is clearly presented and ready to use today with teaching suggestions, classroom examples, suggested children's literature, and online resources. Supplement your silent-reading program with oral reading that works. Read Comprehension and English Language Learners and teach with its strategies. Then listen to your English language learners to hear how powerful oral reading can be for developing comprehension.

Engaging Children with Print

Author: Laura M. Justice
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462514839
Format: PDF, Docs
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Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books. Appendices include a detailed book list and 60 reproducibles that feature activities and prompts keyed to each text.