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Engaging the Families of ELLs

Engaging the Families of ELLs Author Renee Rubin
ISBN-10 9781317921431
Release 2013-07-23
Pages 160
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Learn how to involve the diverse families of English language learners with the effective, practical approaches in this book. This must-have resource for teachers and school leaders is packed with fresh ideas geared toward building a partnership between school communities and ELL families. The authors begin each chapter with realistic scenarios that commonly arise with ELL families. They offer activities designed to assess current practices, investigate family perceptions and expectations, overcome challenges, and improve communication. The strategies in this book help you engage families at school and at home in innovative and successful ways. Organized with the busy educator in mind, the book can be read straight through or section by section to best fit your specific needs. As a bonus, every chapter concludes with a wealth of useful resources on every topic! As the demographics of America's schools continue to grow and change, this book guides you to building a school community in which every family can thrive!



Engaging the Families of ELLs

Engaging the Families of ELLs Author Renee Rubin
ISBN-10 9781317921448
Release 2013-07-23
Pages 160
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Learn how to involve the diverse families of English language learners with the effective, practical approaches in this book. This must-have resource for teachers and school leaders is packed with fresh ideas geared toward building a partnership between school communities and ELL families. The authors begin each chapter with realistic scenarios that commonly arise with ELL families. They offer activities designed to assess current practices, investigate family perceptions and expectations, overcome challenges, and improve communication. The strategies in this book help you engage families at school and at home in innovative and successful ways. Organized with the busy educator in mind, the book can be read straight through or section by section to best fit your specific needs. As a bonus, every chapter concludes with a wealth of useful resources on every topic! As the demographics of America's schools continue to grow and change, this book guides you to building a school community in which every family can thrive!



Engaging the Families of ELLs

Engaging the Families of ELLs Author Renee Rubin
ISBN-10 1138432679
Release 2017-06-30
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Learn how to involve the diverse families of English language learners with the effective, practical approaches in this book. This must-have resource for teachers and school leaders is packed with fresh ideas geared toward building a partnership between school communities and ELL families. The authors begin each chapter with realistic scenarios that commonly arise with ELL families. They offer activities designed to assess current practices, investigate family perceptions and expectations, overcome challenges, and improve communication. The strategies in this book help you engage families at school and at home in innovative and successful ways. Organized with the busy educator in mind, the book can be read straight through or section by section to best fit your specific needs. As a bonus, every chapter concludes with a wealth of useful resources on every topic! As the demographics of America's schools continue to grow and change, this book guides you to building a school community in which every family can thrive!



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.



Book Fiesta

Book Fiesta Author Pat Mora
ISBN-10 9780061288777
Release 2009-03-10
Pages 40
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Take a ride in a long submarine or fly away in a hot air balloon. Whatever you do, just be sure to bring your favorite book! Rafael López's colorful illustrations perfectly complement Pat Mora's lilting text in this delightful celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros; Children's Day/Book Day. Toon! Toon! Includes a letter from the author and suggestions for celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros; Children's Day/Book Day. Pasea por el mar en un largo submarino o viaja lejos en un globo aerostático. No importa lo que hagas, ¡no olvides traer tu libro preferido! Las coloridas ilustraciones de Rafael López complementan perfectamente el texto rítmico de Pat Mora en esta encantadora celebración de El día de los niños/El día de los libros. ¡Tun! ¡Tun! Incluye una carta de la autora y sugerencias para celebrar El día de los niños/El día de los libros. The author will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to literacy initiatives related to Children's Day/Book Day. La autora donará una porción de las ganancias de este libro a programas para fomentar la alfabetización relacionados con El día de los niños/El día de los libros.



Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners Author Shelley Hong Xu
ISBN-10 9781606235300
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 304
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Grounded in research and practical expertise, this volume helps K?6 teachers skillfully support all of their English language learners (ELLs)?from a single student to an entire classroom. Ideas for teaching ELLs across different grade and proficiency levels include ways to link instruction to students? lived experiences, use a variety of motivating print and electronic texts and materials, engage families, and conduct effective assessments. Chapters are packed with tools and activities for promoting ELLs? development in oral language, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and grammar. Handy reproducibles and ?Voice from the Classroom? teacher vignettes enhance the utility of the book.



The ESL ELL Teacher s Survival Guide

The ESL   ELL Teacher s Survival Guide Author Larry Ferlazzo
ISBN-10 9781118095676
Release 2012-08-06
Pages 336
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The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide offers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students.



The ELL Teacher s Toolbox

The ELL Teacher s Toolbox Author Larry Ferlazzo
ISBN-10 9781119364955
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 544
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Practical strategies to support your English language learners The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox is a practical, valuable resource to be used by teachers of English Language Learners, in teacher education credential programs, and by staff development professionals and coaches. It provides hundreds of innovative and research-based instructional strategies you can use to support all levels of English Language Learners. Written by proven authors in the field, the book is divided into two main sections: Reading/Writing and Speaking/Listening. Each of those sections includes “Top Ten” favorites and between 40 and 70 strategies that can be used as part of multiple lessons and across content areas. Contains 60% new strategies Features ready-to-use lesson plans Includes reproducible handouts Offers technology integration ideas The percentage of public school students in the U.S. who are English language learners grows each year—and with this book, you’ll get a ton of fresh, innovative strategies to add to your teaching arsenal.



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



Teaching ELLs to Read

Teaching ELLs to Read Author Paul Boyd-Batstone
ISBN-10 9781317702016
Release 2015-04-10
Pages 162
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In this essential book from ELL-expert Paul Boyd-Batstone, you’ll find out how to teach reading while keeping in mind the unique needs of English language learners. You’ll learn best practices and differentiated strategies for each domain of the Common Core Foundational Reading Skills, including print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, and fluency. Topics covered include: Ideas for using contextual support to help ELLs climb the staircase of complexity; How to teach print concepts, such as noting word separation and using punctuation; Strategies for teaching phonological awareness, including distinguishing vowel sounds and blending sounds; Ways to teach phonics and word recognition using informational and literary texts; and Exemplary ideas for teaching fluency, such as through poetry, drama, and digital media. The book is filled with ready-to-use activities and complete lesson plans that address selected CCSS performance tasks at each grade level. These lesson plans demonstrate how to differentiate instruction based on your ELLs’ reading level. The book also includes performance-level descriptors, rubrics, and templates, available for free download from our website at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138017696.



Engage Every Family

Engage Every Family Author Steven M. Constantino
ISBN-10 9781506328843
Release 2015-11-17
Pages 256
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Reach beyond theory and engage every family in student success Family engagement increases student achievement but how do schools connect with families who don’t participate yet? Educators can easily become frustrated trying to reach the disconnected and often fall back to engaging the already engaged. Is it possible to win over everyone? Discover how to move beyond theory to change your culture for better family engagement and student achievement. Through practical steps, reflections, and case studies, you will discover and address: How and where family engagement breaks down, and How to create a truly inviting culture for successful community and family partnerships



Less Is More in Elementary School

Less Is More in Elementary School Author Renee Rubin
ISBN-10 9781317692478
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 204
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In this era of rigorous standards, testing, and overcrowded curricula, many teachers are left wondering how they’re ever going to cover the material. Less Is More in Elementary School offers realistic solutions by providing ways teachers can streamline their curriculum, get the most out of assessment, communicate with families, and engage students in their own learning. This much-needed book will help you meet the demands of the Common Core more efficiently and effectively. You’ll learn how to... integrate the curriculum so that you can take time to slow down and explore topics in depth; help students become critical readers, problem solvers, collaborators, and communicators; make students more engaged, reflective, and self-regulating; get the most out of assessment during this era of high-stakes testing; maintain high expectations for all students but modify instruction to ensure all students progress; communicate more effectively with families to build trust during a time of change and high-stakes assessments; and overcome obstacles, such as the emphasis on testing, the need for more technology, and finding teacher collaboration time. Each chapter is filled with practical strategies that you can implement immediately, as well as suggested resources for learning more about a particular topic.



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.



English Language Learners

English Language Learners Author Larry Ferlazzo
ISBN-10 1586835246
Release 2010
Pages 134
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"...offers educators a five-step method for teaching this burgeoning [ELL] population...the five principles around which the process revolves are: building relationships, assessing prior knowledge through student stories, developing student leadership, learning by doing, and reflection...In addition to providing detailed lessons, the book shares a framework teachers can use to create their own lessons, and it shows how to take advantage of technology and games as teaching tools. References to extensive research studies are included...and each lesson is linked to state standards in English language development." -- taken from back cover.



Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners

Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners Author Margaret Macintyre Latta
ISBN-10 9781136869129
Release 2010-12-20
Pages 264
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Written for prospective and practicing visual arts, music, drama, and dance educators, Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners offers guidance for engaging ELLs, alongside all learners, through artistic thinking. By paying equal attention to visual art, music, drama, and dance education, this book articulates how arts classrooms can create rich and supportive contexts for ELLs to grow socially, academically, and personally. The making and relating, perceiving and responding, and connecting and understanding processes of artistic thinking, create the terrain for rich curricular experiences. These processes also create the much-needed spaces for ELLs to gain communicative practice, skill, and confidence. Special features include generative texts such as films, poems, and performances that function as springboards for arts educators to adapt according to the needs of their classroom; teaching tips, formative assessment practices, and related instructional tables and resources; an annotated list of internet sites, reader-friendly research articles, and instructional materials; and a glossary for readers’ reference.



Writing Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners K 8

Writing Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners K 8 Author Susan Davis Lenski
ISBN-10 9781606236666
Release 2010-04-23
Pages 176
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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.



Using the Language Experience Approach With English Language Learners

Using the Language Experience Approach With English Language Learners Author Denise D. Nessel
ISBN-10 9781452261140
Release 2008-04-21
Pages 184
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Packed with lessons, sample texts, and strategies, this book helps teachers use ELL students' personal experiences to improve their oral language, reading comprehension, and writing skills.