Myths and Realities

Best Practices for English Language Learners

Author: Katharine Davies Samway,Denise McKeon

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This second edition updates the myths the authors challenged in the first book as well as addressing new ones that have arisen since, and discuss how teachers of ELLs can ensure that their students will fare well in the era of No Child Left Behind.--[book cover].
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English Language Learners:

Differentiating Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities

Author: Janette Klingner,Amy Eppollito

Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children

ISBN: 0865864780

Category: Education

Page: 125

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This unique guide for special education teachers, teachers of English language learners, and other practitioners provides the foundational information needed to determine whether the language difficulties experienced by English language learners (ELLs) result from the processes and stages of learning a second language or from a learning disability (LD). The book addresses the following critical factors in detail: determining whether an ELL's struggles with reading in English are due to LD or language acquisition; characteristics of language acquisition that can mirror LD; different types of ELLS and why these differences are important; considering a student's "opportunity to learn" when determining whether he or she may have LD; common misconceptions and realities about ELLs and the second language acquisition process; ways that learning to read in English as a second or additional language differ from learning to read English as a first language, and how the differences can be confusing for ELLs; how schools can establish structure to facilitate the process of distinguishing between language acquisition and LD; how families are involved in the process; guidelines for determining which ELLs should be referred for evaluation; and what it means to use an ecological framework to determine whether ELLs have LD.
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What Every Principal Needs to Know to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools

Author: George Theoharis,Jeffrey S. Brooks

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772267

Category: Education

Page: 241

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School leaders who succeed at creating a high-achieving learning community must also be committed to creating an equitable environment for all students. In this new book, key scholars across the content areas show how to put into practice a commitment to equity and excellence across the Pre-K12 spectrum. Readers learn directly from experts in each of the content domains (literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, music, early childhood, special education, English language learners, world languages, and physical education) how a commitment to social justice and equity can be grounded in core subject areas, why each has a place in the school, and what they need to know and do in each subject area. This book is a critical instructional leadership resource for new and veteran principals who want to see all students succeed. Contributors: Antonio J. Castro, Julie Causton-Theoharis, Virginia Collier, Katherine Delaney, Catherine Ennis, Virginia Goatley, Beth Graue, Rochelle Gutirrez, Kathleen A. Hinchman, Anne Karabon, Christi Kasa, Dave McAlpine, Mitchell Robinson, Victor Sampson, Sherry A. Southerland, and Wayne Thomas
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Language Policy

Author: D. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137316209

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

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A detailed overview of the theories, concepts, research methods, and findings in the field of language policy is provided here in one accessible source. The author proposes new methodological, theoretical, and conceptual directions and offers guidance for doing language policy research.
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Race, Culture, and Identities in Second Language Education

Exploring Critically Engaged Practice

Author: Ryuko Kubota,Angel M.Y. Lin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135845689

Category: Education

Page: 336

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The concept and construct of race is often implicitly yet profoundly connected to issues of culture and identity. Meeting an urgent need for empirical and conceptual research that specifically explores critical issues of race, culture, and identities in second language education, the key questions addressed in this groundbreaking volume are these: How are issues of race relevant to second language education? How does whiteness influence students’ and teachers’ sense of self and instructional practices? How do discourses of racialization influence the construction of student identities and subjectivities? How do discourses on race, such as colorblindness, influence classroom practices, educational interventions, and parental involvement? How can teachers transform the status quo? Each chapter is grounded in theory and provides implications for engaged practice. Topics cover a wide range of themes that emerge from various pedagogical contexts. Authors from diverse racial/ethnic/cultural backgrounds and geopolitical locations include both established and beginning scholars in the field, making the content vibrant and stimulating. Pre-reading Questions and Discussion Questions in each chapter facilitate comprehension and encourage dialogue.
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Building Literacy with English Language Learners, Second Edition

Insights from Linguistics

Author: Kristin Lems,Leah D. Miller,Tenena M. Soro

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462531601

Category: Education

Page: 334

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How can linguistics help teachers of English language learners (ELLs) improve their instruction? What specific competencies do ELLs need to build in order to speak, listen, read, and write in a new language? Now revised and expanded with a broader view of literacy, this book has guided thousands of inservice and preservice teachers to understand the processes involved in second-language acquisition and help ELLs succeed. The authors explain relevant linguistic concepts with a focus on what works in today's diverse PreK-12 classrooms. Effective teaching strategies are illustrated with engaging classroom vignettes; the volume also features instructive discussion questions and a glossary. (First edition title: Teaching Reading to English Language Learners.) New to This Edition *Broader view of literacy; increased attention to oral language and writing as well as reading. *Chapter on digital learning, plus new content on digital technology throughout the book. *Even more user friendly--additional classroom suggestions from real teachers, vignettes, and examples and graphics illustrating linguistic concepts. *End-of-chapter "challenge questions" that inspire deeper reflection. *Coverage of timely topics, such as numeracy and the language innovations of text messages.
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Teaching Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners

Author: María V. Balderrama,Lynne T. Díaz-Rico

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Teacher Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners addresses the needs of elementary and secondary teachers in multilingual classrooms, including second-language learning across multiple academic subjects. Renowned authors María V. Balderrama and Lynne Díaz-Rico provide in a single volume the techniques necessary to prepare teachers and other professionals to teach speakers of other languages and cultural backgrounds. This timely text is designed to be a comprehensive source of teaching techniques and effective educational practices, particularly those that meet California's standardized Teacher Performance Assessment that prospective teachers must take. This book specifically addresses those standards by presenting explicit expectations that challenge teachers in multilingual, multiethnic classrooms. Subscribing to a teaching approach that respects and builds second-language skills upon a foundation of native-language proficiency, Teacher Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners contains the most up-to-date techniques currently available for promoting linguistic proficiency and features multiple effective teaching methods for the educator of English learners. The main tenet of the book is that successful English language learning results from a combination of rich, interesting content instruction and a fast-moving, engaging curriculum.
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Learning New Languages

A Guide to Second Language Acquisition

Author: Thomas Scovel

Publisher: Teachersource Book

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 158

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Learning New Languages: A Guide to Second Language Acquisition explores a wide range of issues that influence how a person learns a second language. This title can be used as a professional reference title by foreign language and ESL professionals or by students of a second language. By using P.L.A.C.E. as an acronym (People, Language, Attention, Cognition and Emotion) this book offers an accessible way to examine both the practical and theoretical sides of each issue.
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Language Arts Essentials

Author: Gail E. Tompkins

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 194

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This new book from the leading name in literacy and language arts has been crafted to provide concise, critical information for teaching the language arts, backed by the most current and applicable research available. The "essentials" format gives teachers the information they need in a price- and time-conscious way. Language Arts Essentials will provide inservice teachers with the needed background information and strategies as they further their professional development. Written by leading Language Arts author Gail Tompkins, this book is: Concise, research driven, critical information for the language arts. Very Applied - The book is divided into six parts, with each part covering the essentials, strategies, and classroom practices appropriate to the topic. A BRAND NEW BOOK - not just chapters of her big book. Written from the ground up to be an essentials book.
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Mastering ESL and Bilingual Methods

Differentiated Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students

Author: Socorro Guadalupe Herrera,Kevin G. Murry

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 405

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Sure to get students engaged and thinking critically about CLD students, this text examines theory and research-based methods that are specific to and effective with CLD students and which promote linguistic and academic achievement. This text concentrates on ways in which the differential needs of CLD students can be mutually accommodated within various classroom settings. Focusing on answering the provocative question: “In what ways do the needs of CLD students differ from those of students whose culture and language correspond to the dominant culture/language in American society?,” students will gain an understanding of the complex realities that CLD students face as well as the differential language and transition needs of these students. The specific challenges and processes of the sociocultural, academic, cognitive, and linguistic dimensions of the CLD student biography are explored in the text.
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