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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Approaches to Inclusive English Classrooms

A Teachers Handbook for Content-Based Instruction

Author: Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783093358

Category: Education

Page: 285

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This book provides educators with an accessible guide to best practices concerning content-based instruction (CBI) models and their use in English learner inclusive classrooms. The author effectively bridges the gap between theory and practice with a critical analysis of practical examples and diverse strategies for the inclusion of English learners into K-12 general education courses. The book also raises controversial questions regarding who is qualified to teach English learners and who is responsible for doing so, looking at the difficulties faced by both general educators and ESL teachers in Inclusive Classrooms. By providing a lens through which both ESL teachers and general educators are able to analyze, compare and contrast a range of widely-employed CBI methods, this book allows teachers to make informed decisions in their EL program development and work with English learners in K-12 schools.
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University English for Academic Purposes in China

A Phenomenological Interview Study

Author: Xiaofei Rao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811306478

Category: Education

Page: 205

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This book uses an in-depth, phenomenological interview approach to explain the generational characteristics of today’s Chinese university youths and the critical dispositions they believe indispensable in acquiring English as an academic language in and outside school settings. By presenting the authentic voices of the recruited participants, the book clarifies how English for academic purposes (EAP), as an emerging global phenomenon and a research-informed practice, enables and empowers them for conscious self-transformation and critical awareness development through language study. The book also explores issues arising in the fields of general English language teaching as well as traditional and critical EAP, and discusses university English language learners’ learning needs and rights. The book further promotes a dynamic and transformative University EAP pedagogy of particularity, practicality, and possibility moving from the oppression of language education to its liberation, and the increasing critical consciousness among the present and future university youths in a time of great social changes.
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Science for English Language Learners

Developing Academic Language Through Inquiry-Based Instruction

Author: Dolores Beltran,Lilia Sarmiento

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425808594

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Science for English Language Learners uses the inquiry-based 5E model of instruction (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate) to offer valuable strategies for academic language development and gaining science content knowledge. With engaging stories and interactive activities examples suitable for all grade levels, teachers will learn how to assist their students to activate prior knowledge, build understanding, and question and explore crucial science themes, as well as explicitly develop their language abilities.
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Overtested

How High-Stakes Accountability Fails English Language Learners

Author: Jessica Zacher-Pandya

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771449

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This timely book explores what is often overlooked in policy debates about the education of English language learners: how the day-to-day dynamics of the classroom are affected by high-stakes testing and the pressures students and teachers experience and internalize as a result. The author presents and analyzes classroom observations, student work, and test scores, as well as interviews with students and teachers. A disturbing picture of today’s overtested public school classroom emerges from the events and practices described in this book. While hard to believe, all the depictions presented took place in a real elementary school classroom and reflect the current culture of extreme accountability. Overtestednot only describes the flaws in our current accountability system, but it also provides real-world solutions that can have an immediate and positive effect at the classroom, state, and national level. Chapters address key debates such as how to measure proficiency, the validity of various language assessment tools, the overuse of assessment, and the risks and benefits of teaching language arts to English language learners via mandated, structured curricula. Jessica Zacher Pandyais an Associate Professor in the Departments of Teacher Education and Liberal Studies at California State University, Long Beach. “This book tells an important tale that cannot be conveyed by numbers and tables.... It is important information for teachers; for those who depend on, employ, and train teachers; and for those who create the policies under which teachers are required to operate.” —From the Foreword byRobert Rueda, University of Southern California, author ofThe 3 Dimensions of Improving Student Performance: Finding the Right Solutions to the Right Problems “How many more dire tales of ‘schooling for assessment’ must be told before we realize that teaching and testing are not the same and that scores on standardized, multiple choice achievement tests are a sorry substitute for an engaging learning environment? In this book, Jessica Zacher Pandya reaches across ideological and institutional borders to offer reasonable, pragmatic solutions for change.” —Linda Valli, Jeffrey & David Mullan Professor of Teacher Education & Professional Development, College of Education, University of Maryland “Zacher Pandya’s invaluable book exposes the injustices and absurdities of our high-stakes accountability era. Just as importantly, it limns a more academically robust and culturally relevant instructional vision for English language learners.” —Gerald Campano, University of Pennsylvania
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Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap

Essential Lessons for School Leaders

Author: Ray Garcia

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772283

Category: Education

Page: 209

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In spite of decades of school reform, the achievement gap between English learners and English-proficient students has narrowed little. This book introduces the Sustainability Frameworka step-by-step process that will help educators at all levels increase school attendance and academic success for ELL students. This reform-navigation tool identifies patterns and trends in the deployment of a reform and subsequently allows leaders to make necessary adjustments to extend, accelerate, or terminate a given reform. Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap offers a compelling, research-grounded way for schools with a substantial ELL population to successfully accommodate their students.
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Culturally Proficient Practice

Supporting Educators of English Learning Students

Author: Reyes L. Quezada,Delores B. Lindsey,Randall B. Lindsey

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452283982

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Help your English learning students achieve academic success! Designed to empower educators to become agents of change in their classrooms, schools, and communities, this guide introduces the principles of Cultural Proficiency and how they can help improve educators’ ability to effectively teach English language learners. This book features: Activities that build core Cultural Proficiency skills and promote personal transformation A chapter-by-chapter rubric for working effectively with English learning students A conversation-starting case story featuring the River View School District Strategies for using action research to improve the success of English learning students
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