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Advocating for English Learners

Advocating for English Learners Author Diane Staehr Fenner
ISBN-10 9781452278407
Release 2013-09-18
Pages 264
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Embrace the future by ensuring English Learners have a voice in school. English Learners (ELs) are the fastest-growing segment of the K–12 population. Therefore, educators must provide a voice for their needs. This book demystifies the techniques of advocacy for ELs, including: A shared sense of responsibility for EL success–Providing tools that every educator can use to ensure that ELs are effectively served An overview for administrators–Influencing policy and fostering a culture that meets EL needs Advocacy for ELs’ success beyond Grade 12–Equipping ELs for life after graduation, from higher education to career decisions



Advocating for English Learners

Advocating for English Learners Author Diane Staehr Fenner
ISBN-10 9781452257693
Release 2013-09-18
Pages 238
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Embrace the future by ensuring English Learners have a voice in school. English Learners (ELs) are the fastest-growing segment of the K–12 population. Therefore, educators must provide a voice for their needs. This book demystifies the techniques of advocacy for ELs, including: A shared sense of responsibility for EL success–Providing tools that every educator can use to ensure that ELs are effectively served An overview for administrators–Influencing policy and fostering a culture that meets EL needs Advocacy for ELs’ success beyond Grade 12–Equipping ELs for life after graduation, from higher education to career decisions



Advocating for English Learners

Advocating for English Learners Author Diane Staehr Fenner
ISBN-10 9781452278438
Release 2013-09-18
Pages 264
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Embrace the future by ensuring English Learners have a voice in school. English Learners (ELs) are the fastest-growing segment of the K–12 population. Therefore, educators must provide a voice for their needs. This book demystifies the techniques of advocacy for ELs, including: A shared sense of responsibility for EL success–Providing tools that every educator can use to ensure that ELs are effectively served An overview for administrators–Influencing policy and fostering a culture that meets EL needs Advocacy for ELs’ success beyond Grade 12–Equipping ELs for life after graduation, from higher education to career decisions



Transforming Schools for English Learners

Transforming Schools for English Learners Author Debbie Zacarian
ISBN-10 9781412990400
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 200
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Position your school to successfully teach English learners Could your school be more effective at instructing its English learners? Whether you are just beginning to work with an emergent population or need to improve your program, this book provides a comprehensive framework for improving ELs’ academic performance and school engagement through visionary planning of EL education programming. The author addresses such critical topics as: Selecting the appropriate program model for your school Creating effective student course schedules for language development and content Making data-driven decisions using effective measures of student performance learning Effectively using Response to Intervention (RTI)



Advocating for English Learners

Advocating for English Learners Author James Crawford
ISBN-10 9781847690722
Release 2008
Pages 193
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A collection of 18 essays addressing the policy and politics of educating English language learners. Subjects include demographic change and its educational implications, American responses to language diversity, public controversies over bilingual education, high-stakes testing and its impact on English language learners, and the precarious status of language rights in the USA.



Supporting English Language Learners

Supporting English Language Learners Author Farin A. Houk
ISBN-10 0325006997
Release 2005
Pages 228
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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.



Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners Author David Campos
ISBN-10 9781416612728
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 221
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It's troubling that while schools are getting more Latino students, including English learners, these students are more likely to perform below grade level and eventually drop out. So this book proposes that educators everywhere do a better job of developing home-to-school partnerships based on meaningful relationships with Latino parents. Relying on an asset-based approach that draws on the strengths of diversity, the authors guide you through the many ways that culture influences learning, communication, and relationship building, so that you will be inspired to proceed with confidence in reaching out to Latino parents. Explore ways to make get more familiar with the background knowledge of Latino students. Learn how to get these parents to express their needs. And discover what's essential to creating a welcoming environment for Latino families--whether you're responsible for a single classroom or an entire school. Throughout the guide, you'll pick up lots of immediately useful tips and strategies for starting and furthering the partnering process with Latino parents, such as: (1) Useful phrases and questions for communicating effectively with Latino families; (2) Easy ways to get Latino parents' expectations and aspirations for their children's schooling; (3) Best sources for getting information about your students' family backgrounds; (4) Steps for conducting formal and informal parent-teacher meetings; and (5) Advice on how to communicate with these parents about their children's homework assignments and study skills.



Leading Academic Achievement for English Language Learners

Leading Academic Achievement for English Language Learners Author Betty J. Alford
ISBN-10 9781412981606
Release 2011-03-28
Pages 148
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This practical guide equips school leaders to shape a culture conducive to high academic achievement for English language learners. Includes case studies and quick reference charts.



Getting Started with English Language Learners

Getting Started with English Language Learners Author Judie Haynes
ISBN-10 9781416605195
Release 2007
Pages 163
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Whether you're new to teaching English language learners or an old hand, here's a guide that provides you with a firm baseline and can't-miss strategies for boosting the achievement of these students. A teacher with 26 years of experience uses familiar scenarios from actual classrooms to illustrate ideas and advice you can use right away: (1) Six key concepts and six common myths of second language acquisition; (2) Five stages of language acquisition and what to do at each; (3) Four stages of culture shock that newcomers go through before they become comfortable with the language; (4) How to know when an ell student is ready to speak; (5) How to match instruction to ell learning styles and thinking skills; (6) Main challenges that ell students face in learning reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; (7) How to use differentiated instruction, flexible grouping, and other essential practices for ell students; and (8) What to do for ell students during the first weeks of school. School leaders should buy this book in bulk for wide distribution or use the book's professional development activities to create workshops and teacher induction programs.



Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards Author Shelley Fairbairn
ISBN-10 9781506330075
Release 2015-07-16
Pages 224
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Use this six-part strategy for measurable, cross-curricular EL achievement! Expert research, instructive tables and templates, essays, and real-life stories illuminate best practices for cross-curricular, standards-based instruction that gets results. Using the authors’ six-part ENGAGE Model, you’ll learn to: Establish a shared vision for serving ELs Name the expertise to utilize within collaborative teams Gather and analyze EL-specific data Align standards-based assessments and grading to ELs’ linguistic and content development Ground standards-based instruction in both content and language development Examine results to inform next steps Use this groundbreaking guide for measurable EL progress!



Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas Author Judie Haynes
ISBN-10 9781416612339
Release 2010-10-04
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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.



Unlocking English Learners Potential

Unlocking English Learners  Potential Author Diane Staehr Fenner
ISBN-10 9781506352985
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 288
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NEW! Unlocking English Learners' Potential Strategies for Making Content Accessible Diane Staehr Fenner, Sydney Snyder Foreword by Lydia Breiseth A once-in-a-generation text for assisting a new generation of students Content teachers and ESOL teachers, take special note: if you're looking for a single resource to help your English learners meet the same challenging content standards as their English-proficient peers, your search is complete. Just dip into this toolbox of strategies, examples, templates, and activities from ELL authorities Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder. The best part? No prior training assumed! You'll find inside every last how-to including: * How to scaffold instruction across content and grade levels * How to build background knowledge * How to analyze text through close reading and text dependent questions * How to promote oral language and vocabulary development * How to evaluate and use formative assessment $29.95, 320 pages, D17100-978-1-5063-5277-0



Educating English Language Learners in an Inclusive Environment

Educating English Language Learners in an Inclusive Environment Author Youb Kim
ISBN-10 1433121352
Release 2013
Pages 153
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As the number of English language learners across the United States - and indeed, the world - increases exponentially, it is critical that pre-service teachers be prepared. This title helps tomorrow's teachers anticipate the diversity of contemporary classrooms and to understand and meet the needs of English language learners.



Common Language Assessment for English Learners

Common Language Assessment for English Learners Author Margo Gottlieb
ISBN-10 9781936764310
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 132
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Learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate common language assessments for your English learners. With this step-by-step guide, teachers, school leaders, and administrators will find organizing principles, lead questions, and action steps all directing you toward collaborative assessment. Yield meaningful information for and about EL learning preferences, build student self-assessment, and inform your instructional decision making based on reliable results.



Meeting the Needs of Second Language Learners

Meeting the Needs of Second Language Learners Author Judith Lessow-Hurley
ISBN-10 9780871207593
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 92
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Discusses popular myths about educating students in a multilinguistic society, examining such themes as the demographics of second language learners, the theory underlying language instruction, and language and the law.



Strategies for Success with English Language Learners

Strategies for Success with English Language Learners Author Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ISBN-10 9781416603832
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 554
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Approximately 4.7 million designated English language learners attend public schools (Office of English Language Acquisition, 2002). It is predicted that by the 2030s, English language learners will account for about 40 percent of the school-age population. Yet very few teachers have been trained to address the needs of these students, and the questions they ask are the same as they asked decades ago: Who are English language learners and what are effective ways for schooling them? What kind of educational program brings about the best results? What are sound practices for facilitating English language acquisition? How can English language learners have academic success in subject areas? How do we teach English language learners in our classrooms? - p. 5.



Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners

Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners Author Jane D. Hill
ISBN-10 9781416616306
Release 2013
Pages 182
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Language has always been the medium of instruction, but what happens when it becomes a barrier to learning? In this book, Jane Hill and Kirsten Miller take the reenergized strategies from the second edition of Classroom Instruction That Works and apply them to students in the process of acquiring English. New features in this edition include * The Thinking Language Matrix, which aligns Bloom's taxonomy with the stages of language acquisition and allows students at all levels to engage in meaningful learning. * The Academic Language Framework, an easy-to-use tool for incorporating language-development objectives into content instruction. * Suggestions for helping students develop oral language that leads to improved writing. * Tips for Teaching that emphasize key points and facilitate instructional planning. Whether your students are learning English as a second language or are native English speakers who need help with their language development, this practical, research-based book provides the guidance necessary to ensure better results for all.