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.

Literacy Instruction For English Language Learners

Author: Nancy Cloud
Editor: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325022642
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Book study groups and professional learning communities, save when you order the Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners Book Study Bundle. 15 copies for $318.75. SAVE $56.25! Teaching English Language Learners to read and write is challenging. Every classroom teacher, ESL teacher, and reading specialist shares this crucial responsibility. These educators need research-based practices to help them meet the challenge, and Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners is their comprehensive guide. Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners is for everyone who teaches English language learners to read and write. It turns important research findings about ELL students into evidence-based, effective classroom practice. It helps teachers: learn more about the ELL students in their classroom support the emergence and early development of English literacy skills in nonnative speakers help English learners reach their full potential as readers and writers promote biliteracy in English and students' home languages guide ELL students as they develop academic language and literacy in English connect reading and writing strongly to promote growth in each assess the literacy skills of English language learners and use that information to plan responsive instruction. Internationally recognized ELL experts Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee, and Else Hamayan have examined the research evidence to determine what works for ELL students. They recommend best practices for teaching English learners to read and write from emergent literacy to primary school and on through middle school. Their guide makes the research understandable and their suggested practices actionable. Research findings quickly summarize the latest and most important ideas for teaching. Quotes from researchers provide direct support for effective teaching. Classroom Suggestions offer practical ways to put research into practice. Additional Resources point toward rich information sources for teaching literacy to English learners. Research Questions provide paths for investigation in any classroom. From reading their first English words to basic literacy to a mastery of academic English, students need proven-effective teaching backed by the strongest, most recent research. Find it in Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice Curriculum And Development In Early Education

Author: Carol Gestwicki
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133602770
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Thoughtful and comprehensive, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY EDUCATION, 5th Edition, is designed to meet the needs of new early childhood students as well as experienced teachers, professionals, and parents. It provides an overview of the concepts and theoretical foundations of developmental practices and discusses the practical implications for teachers and caregivers. Reflecting the NAEYC position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice, the book includes content on aligning early childhood teaching practices with national education standards. Section I explores developmentally appropriate practice, including an in-depth section on the theory and research of play as well as discussion of early learning standards in curriculum development. Readers also learn how well known curriculum approaches fit into the principles of developmentally appropriate practice. Subsequent sections, which discuss the physical, social/emotional, and cognitive/language domains, individually address appropriate practice for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-aged children. Section V, available on the book’s website, discusses how teachers can make changes that result in more developmentally appropriate practices and how to gain support for those changes with families and communities. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Best Practices In Ell Instruction

Author: Guofang Li
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606236642
Size: 17,70 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.

Supporting English Language Learners

Author: Farin A. Houk
Editor: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325006994
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Supporting English Language Learners is a comprehensive guide to English language instruction that both helps you understand the broad themes behind successful ELL programs and gives you hands-on teaching ideas.

Succeeding With English Language Learners

Author: Thomas S. C. Farrell
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280908
Size: 19,84 MB
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Novice teachers can apply best practices for a successful ELL classroom experience! New teachers face a special challenge when their first assignment is teaching English language learners. This resource combines teacher induction and mentoring principles with basic ESL and EFL techniques to enhance reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar instruction. More than 100 exploratory breaks provide topics for reflective discussion with mentors and supervisors. Each chapter offers novice teachers supportive strategies for: Using different models of lesson planning Monitoring behavior and classroom interaction Assessing students for placement in ESL or general education classes Reflecting and exploring the development of their own teaching practice

Collaboration And Co Teaching For English Learners

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483346021
Size: 16,60 MB
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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.

How To Reach And Teach English Language Learners

Author: Rachel Carrillo Syrja
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118098172
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Practical, ready-to-use ELL strategies firmly rooted in the latestresearch This book provides practical strategies and tools for assessingand teaching even the most hard to reach English language learnersacross the content areas. Syrja offers educators the latestinformation on working with ELLs (including using formativeassessments) and provides a wealth of classroom-tested models andmeasures. These tools have proven to be effective with ESL studentsat all levels, including Long Term English Learners (LTELs).Throughout the book, the author shares powerful research-basedstrategies and clearly illustrates how they should be implementedin the classroom for maximum impact. Filled with proven ideas and easy-to-implement tips forteaching ELLs Designed to be a practical ELL/ESL resource for classroomteachers Syrja, a former teacher and ESL student, is a noted expert inEnglish language learning and a Professional Development Associate with the Leadership and Learning Center This value-packed guide offers educators accessible andresearch-based classroom strategies for reaching and teachingELLs.

Teaching English Language Learners Across The Content Areas

Author: Judie Haynes
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612335
Size: 20,36 MB
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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.

Handbook Of Instructional Practices For Literacy Teacher Educators

Author: Joyce E. Many
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135673764
Size: 12,33 MB
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This volume offers a unique glimpse into the teaching approaches and thinking of a wide range of well-known literacy researchers, and the lessons they have learned from their own teaching lives. The contributors teach in a variety of universities, programs, and settings. Each shares an approach he or she has used in a course, and introduces the syllabus for this course through personal reflections that give the reader a sense of the theories, prior experiences, and influential authors that have shaped their own thoughts and approaches. In addition to describing the nature of their students and the program in which the course is taught, many authors also share key issues with which they have grappled over the years while teaching their course; others discuss considerations that were relevant during the preparation of this particular syllabus or describe how it evolved in light of student input. The book is organized by areas within literacy education: reading; English/language arts; literature; emergent literacy; content-area literacy; literacy assessment and instruction; literacy and technology; and inquiries into literacy, theory, and classroom practice. It is accompanied by an interactive Web site: http://msit.gsu.edu/handbook. This online resource provides additional information about the authors' courses including complete syllabi, recommended readings, grading rubrics, and sample assignments. Readers are invited to respond and contribute their own syllabi and teaching experiences to the discourse generated by the volume.