Scaffolding the Academic Success of Adolescent English Language Learners

A Pedagogy of Promise

Author: Aida Walqui,Leo Van Lier

Publisher: Wested

ISBN: 9780914409755

Category: Education

Page: 223

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This book is the result of a decade long effort in school districts such as New York City, Austin, and San Diego to implement challenging instruction that is designed for classrooms that include English learners and that raises the bar and increases engagement for all learners. Classroom vignettes, transcripts of student interactions, and detailed examples of intellectually engaging middle school and high school lessons provide a concrete picture of the instructional approach developed by coauthor Aida Walqui, founder and director of WestEd s Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) initiative.
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Schools of Promise for Multilingual Students

Transforming Literacies, Learning, and Lives

Author: Althier M. Lazar,Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807777307

Category: Education

Page: 195

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This book introduces readers to the inner workings of schools that successfully serve multilingual students, especially those who affiliate as Latinx. Readers will meet administrators, teachers, caregivers, and community members who are working together to advance students’ learning. They do this through varied school-wide initiatives that include caring for students in authentic ways, developing students’ home and academic languages, recruiting caregivers and community members to mentor students, establishing positive and respectful climates, providing rigorous instructional interventions, and inviting students to take leadership roles. This book will inspire teachers and school leaders to see the possibilities for humanizing schools with the ultimate goal of creating such environments for all learners, and particularly for students of color. “A powerful resource for pre- and inservice teachers, educators, school leaders, and researchers who are seeking to change the status quo in today’s schools.” —From the Foreword by Guofang Li, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver “This book offers multiple pathways to educational success with children often labeled as ‘at risk.’” —Luis C. Moll, professor emeritus, University of Arizona “Readers will find inspiration from the variety of solutions described in this volume, which has transformed education for multilingual students.” —David and Yvonne Freeman, professors emeriti, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley “The case studies describe how educators have changed their practices to humanize the education that multilingual students receive.” —Ofelia García, The Graduate Center, CUNY
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Effective Instruction for English Language Learners

Supporting Text-Based Comprehension and Communication Skills

Author: Julie Jacobson,Kelly Johnson,Diane Lapp

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609182529

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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Motivating lessons designed to improve the content learning and literacy skills of English language learners (ELLs) in K-8. Offering research-supported strategies that teachers can implement immediately, the book explains how to use content-area texts to support ELLs' growth in eg comprehension, pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, and grammar.
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Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms

A Practical Approach

Author: Dr. Elizabeth Coelho

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847697224

Category: Education

Page: 400

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This book is a research-based practical guide for educators who work with students whose linguistic and cultural background is different from their own. Illustrated with many practical examples of classroom activities, projects, and teaching strategies, the book is also an introduction to immigrant education for school administrators and educational planners in communities or regions that are in the process of developing plans and programs for newcomer students. Although the focus is on first-generation immigrant children, many of the recommended approaches and instructional strategies described in this book can be used or adapted for use with second-generation children and historical linguistic and cultural minorities, such as children from Aboriginal communities in North America or children of Roma background in Europe.
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Reading for Understanding

How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms

Author: Ruth Schoenbach,Cynthia Greenleaf,Lynn Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470608315

Category: Education

Page: 384

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"As elegantly practical as it is theoretically elegant. It is a guided tour, as one examines the tools of expert teachers as they engage students in a journey that is aptly dubbed Reading Apprenticeship?learning how to become a savvy, strategic reader under the tutelage of thoughtful, caring, and demanding teachers.? P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley, and founding editor of the Handbook of Reading Research. Reading for Understanding is a monumental achievement. It was a monumental achievement when it came out as a first edition in 1999, bringing years of rigorous reading research together in a framework for teaching that made sense in actual secondary school classrooms. Now, just thirteen years later, Schoenbach and Greenleaf have several randomized clinical trials and multiple on-going studies at their fingertips to demonstrate the effects of this approach for developing the reading and thinking of young people in our nation?s middle and high school classrooms, as well as in community college classrooms. Their careful work on developing disciplinary literacy among all students represents a passion for and commitment to supporting students?and their teachers?in reading for understanding, which translates to reading for enjoyment, self-awareness, learning, and for purposeful and informed action in our society. ?Elizabeth Moje, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Education, University of Michigan Reading Apprenticeship has proven to be an inspiration to Renton Technical College faculty and students alike. They have learned together to view themselves as readers in transformative ways, as they embrace powerful techniques to increase reading comprehension. The ideas and strategies in Reading for Understanding anchor this new and broad-based energy around reading and an enthusiasm among our faculty to model effective reading strategies for our students. ?Steve Hanson, President, Renton Technical College, Renton, Washington Reading for Understanding has the finest blend I have seen of research, strategies, and classroom vignettes to deepen teacher learning and help them connect the dots between theory and practice. ?Curtis Refior, Content Area Literacy Coach, Fowlerville Community Schools, Fowlerville, Michigan A teacher-tested, research-based resource for dramatically improving reading skills Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading independence to master subject area textbooks and other material. Based on the Reading Apprenticeship program, which three rigorous "gold standard" research studies have shown to be effective in raising students' reading achievement Presents a clear framework for improving the reading and subject area learning of all students, including English learners, students with special needs, as well as those in honors and AP courses Provides concrete tools for classroom use and examples from a range of classrooms Presents a clear how-to for teachers implementing the subject area literacies of the Common Core Standards Reading for Understanding proves it's never too late for teachers and students to work together to boost literacy, engagement, and achievement.
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Handbook of Research on Teaching

Author: Drew Gitomer,Courtney Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0935302557

Category: Education

Page: 1553

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The Fifth Edition of the Handbook of Research on Teachingis an essential resource for students and scholars dedicated to the study of teaching and learning. This volume offers a vast array of topics ranging from the history of teaching to technological and literacy issues. In each authoritative chapter, the authors summarize the state of the field while providing conceptual overviews of critical topics related to research on teaching. Each of the volume's 23 chapters is a canonical piece that will serve as a reference tool for the field. The Handbook provides readers with an unaparalleled view of the current state of research on teaching across its multiple facets and related fields.
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Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners

A Leader's Guide

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld,Maria G. Dove

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483346021

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Your English Language Learners are counting on you to collaborate effectively. The Common Core State Standards have increased the pressure on English Language Learners. And with the EL population increasing every day, schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. In practice, this is a challenge for educational leaders. The most promising solution is the collaborative approach pioneered by this book’s authors—America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for EL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove’s resources for collaboration and co-teaching include Templates for creating EL profiles that will enable you to address their unique needs Prompts for Professional Learning activities (for teams or individuals) and further reading The latest research findings on best instructional practices that benefit ELs This is your concise, comprehensive guide to creating a powerful collaborative program to benefit your ELs. Start implementing it today and watch the outcomes improve.
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Adolescent Literacy

Turning Promise Into Practice

Author: G. Kylene Beers,Robert E. Probst,Linda Rief

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 411

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Adolescent Literacy discusses issues such as including English language learners, struggling readers, technology in the classroom, multimodal literacy, compelling writing instruction, teaching in a "flat world," engagement, and young adult literature. In addition Adolescent Literacy's assessment rubrics for teachers, administrators, and staff developers make it a resource for schoolwide and districtwide professional development, while its accompanying study guide is designed for small-group discussions. --From publisher's description.
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