Assessing English Language Learners In The Content Areas

Author: Florin Mihai
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472034359
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Assessing English Language Learners in the Content Areas: A Research-into-Practice Guide for Educators seeks to provide guidance to classroom teachers, staff developers, and test-item designers who want to improve ELL assessment outcomes, particularly in the areas of math, science and social studies. The first two chapters of the book establish the background for the discussion of content-area assessment for ELLs, examining several important characteristics of this rapidly growing student population (as well as critical legislation affecting ELLs) and providing a description of various forms of assessment, including how ELL assessment is different from the assessment of English-proficient students. Important assessment principles that educators should use in their evaluation of tests or other forms of measurement are provided. Other chapters review ELL test accommodations nationwide (because, surprisingly, most teachers do not know what they can and cannot allow) and the research on the effectiveness of these types of accommodations. The book analyzes the characteristics of alternative assessment; it discusses three popular alternative assessment instruments (performance assessment, curriculum-based measurement, and portfolios) and makes recommendations as to how to increase the validity, reliability, and practicality of alternative assessments. The book proposes fundamental assessment practices to help content area teachers in their evaluation of their ELL progress.

Teaching English Language Learners Across The Content Areas

Author: Judie Haynes
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612335
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English language learners (ELLs) often face the difficult challenge of learning both a new language and new subject matter at the same time. In Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, Judie Haynes and Debbie Zacarian offer strategies, tools, and tips that teachers can use to help ELLs at all levels flourish in mainstream classrooms. This book will show teachers how to * Determine their ELLs' stages of English language acquisition. * Modify assignments and assessments in different content areas for ELLs at different stages of language development. * Ensure that all ELLs participate fully in lesson activities alongside their English-fluent peers. * Communicate effectively with parents and guardians of students from diverse cultures. Real-life examples of lessons from elementary, middle, and high school that have been modified for ELLs in language arts, math, science, and social studies classes show how to effectively put the authors' recommendations into practice. A glossary of important ELL and ESL terms is included as well, for those who are new to teaching ELLs. Whether novice or veteran, all teachers of ELLs will benefit from this wonderfully practical guide to ensuring that ELLs learn English by learning content--and learn content while learning English.

Assessing English Language Learners Bridges To Educational Equity

Author: Margo Gottlieb
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506342132
Size: 15,89 MB
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Build the bridges for English language learners to reach success! This thoroughly updated edition of Gottlieb’s classic delivers a complete set of tools, techniques, and ideas for planning and implementing instructional assessment of ELLs. The book includes: A focus on academic language use in every discipline, from mathematics to social studies, within and across language domains Emphasis on linguistically and culturally responsive assessment as a key driver for measuring academic achievement A reconceptualization of assessment “as,” “for,” and “of” learning Reflection questions to stimulate discussion around how students, teachers, and administrators can all have a voice in decision making

Assessing English Language Learners Multimedia Kit

Author: Margo Gottlieb
Editor: Corwin
ISBN: 9781412970235
Size: 14,74 MB
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Help participants use assessments that promote bilingual proficiency and educational equity for English language learners! Designed around the best-selling book, this comprehensive multimedia presentation offers staff developers the materials to help teachers equitably assess the language proficiency and academic achievement of English language learners (ELLs). Facilitators and participants will examine an assessment framework for ELLs and explore issues that include: Assessments for listening, speaking, reading, and writing Differentiated instruction and assessment in math, science, and social studies The effectiveness of rubrics for ELLs Grading policies and their implications for ELLs Standards-based performance measures that complement standardized tools for ELLs Includes: VHS Videotape (47 min.), DVD, CD-ROM With PowerPoint Slides, Facilitator’s Guide, Companion Book

Writing Instruction And Assessment For English Language Learners K 8

Author: Susan Davis Lenski
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236660
Size: 12,63 MB
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Many English language learners (ELLs) require extra support to become successful writers. This book helps teachers understand the unique needs of ELLs and promote their achievement by adapting the effective instructional methods they already know. Engaging and accessible, the book features standards-based lesson planning ideas, examples of student work, and 15 reproducible worksheets, rubrics, and other useful materials. It describes ways to combine instruction in core skills with ample opportunities to write and revise in different genres. Invaluable guidance is provided for assessing ELLs' writing development at different grade levels and language proficiency levels. This book will be valuable for teachers in general education and ESL classrooms; literacy specialists and coaches; graduate students in literacy and ESL programs. It will also serve as a text in graduate-level courses such as Writing Instruction, Teaching English Language Learners, and Teaching English as a Second Language.

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Author: Fatima Pirbhai-Illich
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319463284
Size: 20,47 MB
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This book convincingly argues that effective culturally responsive pedagogies require teachers to firstly undertake a critical deconstruction of Self in relation to and with the Other; and secondly, to take into account how power affects the socio-political, cultural and historical contexts in which the education relation takes place. The contributing authors are from a range of diaspora, indigenous, and white mainstream communities, and are united in their desire to challenge the hegemony of Eurocentric education and to create new educational spaces that are more socially and environmentally just. In this venture, the ideal education process is seen to be inherently critical and intercultural, where mainstream and marginalized, colonized and colonizer, indigenous and settler communities work together to decolonize selves, teacher-student relationships, pedagogies, the curriculum and the education system itself. This book will be of great interest and relevance to policy-makers and researchers in the field of education; teacher educators; and pre- and in-service teachers.

How To Reach And Teach English Language Learners

Author: Rachel Carrillo Syrja
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118098172
Size: 13,29 MB
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Practical, ready-to-use ELL strategies firmly rooted in the latest research This book provides practical strategies and tools for assessing and teaching even the most hard to reach English language learners across the content areas. Syrja offers educators the latest information on working with ELLs (including using formative assessments) and provides a wealth of classroom-tested models and measures. These tools have proven to be effective with ESL students at all levels, including Long Term English Learners (LTELs). Throughout the book, the author shares powerful research-based strategies and clearly illustrates how they should be implemented in the classroom for maximum impact. Filled with proven ideas and easy-to-implement tips for teaching ELLs Designed to be a practical ELL/ESL resource for classroom teachers Syrja, a former teacher and ESL student, is a noted expert in English language learning and a Professional Development Associate with the Leadership and Learning Center This value-packed guide offers educators accessible and research-based classroom strategies for reaching and teaching ELLs.

English Language Learners And The New Standards

Author: Margaret Heritage
Editor: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612508016
Size: 17,62 MB
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In English Language Learners and the New Standards, three leading scholars present a clear vision and practical suggestions for helping teachers engage ELL students in simultaneously learning subject-area content, analytical practices, and language. This process requires three important shifts in our perspective on language and language learning--from an individual activity to a socially engaged activity; from a linear process aimed at correctness and fluency, to a developmental process focused on comprehension and communication; and from a separate area of instruction to an approach that embeds language development in subject-area activities.In English Language Learners and the New Standards, the authors:Clarify the skills and knowledge teachers need to integrate content knowledge and language development.Show how teachers can integrate formative assessment in ongoing teaching and learning.Discuss key leverage points and stress points in using interim and summative assessments with ELLs.Provide classroom vignettes that illustrate key practices.Finally, the authors explain the theories and research that underlie their vision and examine the role of policy in shaping pedagogy and assessment for ELL students.

Best Practices In Ell Instruction

Author: Guofang Li
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606236642
Size: 12,89 MB
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In this indispensable work, prominent authorities review the latest research on all aspects of ELL instruction (K–12) and identify what works for today's students and schools. Provided are best-practice guidelines for targeting reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary, content-domain literacies, and other core skill areas; assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students; and building strong school–home–community partnerships. Chapters include clear-cut recommendations for teaching adolescent ELLs and those with learning disabilities. The comprehensive scope, explicit linkages from research to practice, and guidance for becoming a culturally informed, reflective practitioner make the book an ideal course text.

Approaches To Inclusive English Classrooms

Author: Kate Mastruserio Reynolds
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783093331
Size: 20,31 MB
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This accessible guide takes a critical approach towards content-based instruction methods, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to equip teachers with the necessary information to make an informed decision about best practices for an inclusive classroom. This book is an important resource for both general educators and ESL teachers working within an English learner inclusion environment.