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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Amplifying the Curriculum

Designing Quality Learning Opportunities for English Learners

Author: Aída Walqui,George C. Bunch

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807761192

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This book presents an ambitious model for how educators can design high-quality, challenging, and supportive learning opportunities for English Learners and other students identified to be in need of language and literacy support. Starting with the premise that conceptual, analytic, and language practices develop simultaneously as students engage in disciplinary learning, the authors argue for instruction that amplifies—rather than simplifies—expectations, concepts, texts, and learning tasks. The authors offer clear guidance for designing lessons and units and provide examples that demonstrate the approach in various subject areas, including math, science, English, and social studies. This practical resource will guide teachers through the coherent design of tasks, lessons, and units of study that invite English Learners (and all students) to engage in productive, meaningful, and intellectually engaging activity. “This book offers the most detailed guide available for designing instruction for students categorized as ELLs. Theoretically grounded and informed by years of implementation and study, this work is without equal in the field. I recommend the book enthusiastically as required reading in all teacher preparation programs.” —Guadalupe Valdés, Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor of Education, Stanford Graduate School of Education “Reflecting its title, this book is an amplification of what it means to provide the best learning opportunities for English Language learners. Drawing on classroom-based research, Amplifying the Curriculum offers many practical examples of intellectually engaging units and tasks. This innovative book belongs on the bookshelves of all teachers.” —Pauline Gibbons, UNSW Sydney “This timely book is a call to educators across the nation to integrate language, literacy, and disciplinary knowledge to improve the education of our new American students.” —Tatyana Kleyn, The City College of New York
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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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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: 1118234529

Category: Education

Page: 384

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"As elegantly practical as it is theoretically elegant. It is aguided tour, as one examines the tools of expert teachers as theyengage students in a journey that is aptly dubbed ReadingApprenticeship?learning how to become a savvy, strategic readerunder the tutelage of thoughtful, caring, and demanding teachers.?P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley, and foundingeditor of the Handbook of Reading Research. Reading for Understanding is a monumental achievement. Itwas a monumental achievement when it came out as a first edition in1999, bringing years of rigorous reading research together in aframework for teaching that made sense in actual secondary schoolclassrooms. Now, just thirteen years later, Schoenbach andGreenleaf have several randomized clinical trials and multipleon-going studies at their fingertips to demonstrate the effects ofthis approach for developing the reading and thinking of youngpeople in our nation?s middle and high school classrooms, as wellas in community college classrooms. Their careful work ondeveloping disciplinary literacy among all students represents apassion for and commitment to supporting students?and theirteachers?in reading for understanding, which translates to readingfor enjoyment, self-awareness, learning, and for purposeful andinformed action in our society. ?Elizabeth Moje, Arthur F. ThurnauProfessor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Education,University of Michigan Reading Apprenticeship has proven to be an inspiration to RentonTechnical College faculty and students alike. They have learnedtogether to view themselves as readers in transformative ways, asthey embrace powerful techniques to increase reading comprehension.The ideas and strategies in Reading for Understanding anchorthis new and broad-based energy around reading and an enthusiasmamong our faculty to model effective reading strategies for ourstudents. ?Steve Hanson, President, Renton Technical College,Renton, Washington Reading for Understanding has the finestblend I have seen of research, strategies, and classroom vignettesto deepen teacher learning and help them connect the dots betweentheory and practice. ?Curtis Refior, Content Area Literacy Coach,Fowlerville Community Schools, Fowlerville, Michigan A teacher-tested, research-based resource fordramatically improving reading skills Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updatedsecond edition of the bestselling book contains strategies forhelping students in middle school through community college gainthe reading independence to master subject area textbooks and othermaterial. Based on the Reading Apprenticeship program, which threerigorous "gold standard" research studies have shown to beeffective in raising students' reading achievement Presents a clear framework for improving the reading andsubject area learning of all students, including English learners,students with special needs, as well as those in honors and APcourses Provides concrete tools for classroom use and examples from arange of classrooms Presents a clear how-to for teachers implementing the subjectarea literacies of the Common Core Standards Reading for Understanding proves it's never too late forteachers and students to work together to boost literacy,engagement, and achievement.
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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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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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My Name is Jorge

On Both Sides of the River

Author: Jane Medina

Publisher: Highlights Press

ISBN: 1629792799

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Jorge is trying to learn the ways of his new country. He wants to fit in at school, but he doesn't want to forget his homeland, Mexico. His family is still doing things like they're in the old country, but Jorge wants to find out everything he can about his new country--on the other side of the river. Learning a new language, getting a library card, taking tests, and making friends are challenges for Jorge. Just when Jorge has found a friend in Tim, his life changes once again. Told from the point of view of Jorge, Jane Medina's moving poems vividly depict one boy's struggle to make a new life in a new country.
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Adolescent Literacy

Turning Promise Into Practice

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

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325011288

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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