Writing Sense

Author: Juli Kendall
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104429
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Writing is all about making meaning. The prospect of teaching writing to a classroom full of students—some who speak English and some who don't, can be overwhelming. When students learning English are at different levels, the task is even more challenging. Juli Kendall and Outey Khuon experimented with Ellin Keene's “Thinking Strategies Used by Proficient Learners” and found that by integrating writing and reading instruction their English language learners become stronger writers. Writing Sense outlines the classroom conditions necessary for successful writing instruction with English language learners, whether in writing workshop and/or small-group instruction. It includes 68 classroom-tested lessons for grades K–8 that show kids at all levels of language acquisition how to make connections, ask questions, visualize (make mental images), infer, determine importance, synthesize, monitor meaning and comprehension, and use fix-up strategies. Like the authors' earlier book, Making Sense, the five main sections are geared to the stages of language proficiency, and lessons are divided into “younger” and “older” students, spanning kindergarten through to grade eight. There are extensive lists of suggested books for mentor texts as well as lists of mentor authors to facilitate teachers' planning and instruction.

Writing Instruction for English Learners

Author: Eugenia Mora-Flores
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141295729X
Format: PDF
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Focusing on narrative, expository, and persuasive writing and poetry, this guide provides strategies and tools to facilitate writing development for English learners in Grades 2–8.

Making Sense

Author: Juli Kendall
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104097
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Presents lessons for teaching English to foreign speakers and discusses organizing small-group comprehension classes, selecting books for students to read, and how students demonstrate understanding.

Digital Writing for English Language Learners

Author: Rusul Alrubail
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475831137
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Digital Writing for English Language learners looks at practical ways educators can implement the use of technology in their English and Language Arts classroom for English Language Learners. The book provides a variety of classroom activities and assignments that can be completed with English Language Learners using social media and other digital writing tools. The book also looks at creating a culture that fosters the necessary conditions for student voice to thrive in an English Language Learners’ classroom.

Teaching English Language Learners

Author: Shelley Hong Xu
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606239651
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Grounded in research and practical expertise, this volume helps K–6 teachers skillfully support all of their English language learners (ELLs)—from a single student to an entire classroom. Ideas for teaching ELLs across different grade and proficiency levels include ways to link instruction to students’ lived experiences, use a variety of motivating print and electronic texts and materials, engage families, and conduct effective assessments. Chapters are packed with tools and activities for promoting ELLs’ development in oral language, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and grammar. Handy reproducibles and “Voice from the Classroom” teacher vignettes enhance the utility of the book.

Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners

Author: Stephen J. Thornton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136205128
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face English language learners (ELLs) and ways in which educators might address them in the social studies classroom. The authors offer context-specific strategies for the full range of the social studies curriculum, including geography, U.S. history, world history, economics, and government. These practical instructional strategies will effectively engage learners and can be incorporated as a regular part of instruction in any classroom. An annotated list of web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help social studies teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Features and updates to this new edition include: • An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a social studies specific-context. • "Teaching Tips" offer helpful suggestions and ideas for creating and modifying lesson plans to be inclusive of ELLs. • Additional practical examples and new pedagogical elements in Part 3 include more visuals, suggestions for harnessing new technologies, discussion questions, and reflection points. • New material that takes into account the demands of the Common Core State Standards, as well as updates to the web and print resources in Part 4.

Literacy Essentials for English Language Learners

Author: Maria Uribe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780807749043
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Language and literacy instruction in English needs to begin early and continue throughout the elementary years. This new book in the Practitioner's Bookshelf Series provides research-based, best practices for developing language and literacy from kindergarten through 5th grade. Teachers are encouraged to build on ELL students' existing linguistic and cultural background knowledge, to explain the many idiosyncrasies of the English language and U.S. school culture, and to involve students in their own learning, encouraging them to express themselves in many ways including in their native language. The hands-on text features sample lesson plans and children's literature that can be used to help ELL students develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in school.

Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing

Author: International Reading Association
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 0872077764
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With this updated document, IRA and NCTE reaffirm their position that the primary purpose of assessment must be to improve teaching and learning for all students. Eleven core standards are presented and explained, and a helpful glossary makes this document suitable not only for educators but for parents, policymakers, school board members, and other stakeholders. Case studies of large-scale national tests and smaller scale classroom assessments (particularly in the context of RTI, or Response to Intervention) are used to highlight how assessments in use today do or do not meet the standards.

Good Teaching

Author: Nancy Parks Bertrand
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325003597
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With Integrating reading and the language arts, the authors provided a lucid description of the theory and practice of an effective literacy education. Now, in Good Teaching, Nancy Bertrand and Carole Stice's updated edition, the authors go a step further -- creating both a comprehensive textbook and an authoritative reference. They detail their theoretical and research base; provide connections to and a framework for instruction; describe the major approaches; offer a variety of sound, successful teaching techniques and strategies.

Developing Higher level Literacy in All Students

Author: Thomas G. Gunning
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205522200
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Help your students develop higher-level literacy skills required by today's demanding curriculum and high-stakes tests with Thomas Gunning! Known for his practical, research-based approach, Dr. Gunning offers classroom teachers the tools to promote higher-level literacy in all students. In his new book, he presents assessment procedures in a step-by-step format to guide teachers in reading assessment and includes model lessons for all strategies and techniques. Teachers rave about Thomas Gunning's strategies to promote higher-level skills! "I think this book would make an exceptional subject for an in-service workshop for all teachers of any school since the strategies can be applied at any grade level. I would enjoy participating or teaching a workshop of these ideas. The author seems to have created a knowledge base that is desperately needed in today's educational environment...especially in the...world of high-stakes testing, merit pay, and low-performing schools." -Sylvia Hoke, MacArthur Junior High School, AR "I find the organization of the book logical, moving from an overview of specific issues, to assessment, to remedies and application. The writing style is personable and clear. The anecdotes and practical applications are, of course, the "good stuff," and it is impossible to ever have enough of them." -Polly Bill, Brandywine School District, DE Take a look inside: * Provides step-by-step lessons, examples, and practice materials for each higher-level literacy teaching strategy. * Addresses the needs of struggling learners with examples of maximum scaffolding that is gradually reduced to help teachers instruct all students. * Presents systematic specific instruction from easiest to complex and provides a comprehensive program for teaching students how to respond to higher-level constructed response questions. * Aligns instruction with assessment of higher-level skills.