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Teaching in Two Languages

Teaching in Two Languages Author Sharon Adelman Reyes
ISBN-10 9781412978026
Release 2010-02-18
Pages 173
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Grounded in the latest research, this book provides classroom-ready strategies for balancing instruction in two languages and meeting the unique challenges of educating English language learners.



Constructivist Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

Constructivist Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners Author Sharon Adelman Reyes
ISBN-10 9781452297057
Release 2007-12-10
Pages 208
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This book provides guidelines for using constructivist teaching methods with English language learners and includes classroom examples, grade-level connections, and strategies that promote educational equity.



Engage the Creative Arts

Engage the Creative Arts Author Sharon Adelman Reyes
ISBN-10 0984731733
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 152
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Meeting the needs of English language learners is one of the biggest challenges facing American schools today. Practical classroom strategies are essential, but it is also critical for educators to understand the rationale behind them: why a technique or methodology is working or not working for their students. Engage the Creative Arts is designed to build that understanding while also stimulating teachers' imagination to help them invent new strategies of their own. The book introduces the ENGAGE Framework for Sheltering and Scaffolding Language the Natural Way, an approach developed by Sharon Adelman Reyes based on more than 30 years of experience working with English language learners. It emphasizes methodologies that are grounded in a constructivist educational philosophy and a comprehensive theory of language acquisition. Rather than prescriptive, step-by-step recipes for instruction, it features strategies that are open-ended, creative, and best of all, engaging for students. Engage the Creative Arts is full of hands-on, ready-to-use activities in dramatic arts, creative writing, music and rhythm, dance and movement, and visual arts, along with ideas for developing many more. But the ENGAGE Framework can be applied to any academic content area. And it is designed for all teachers who work with second language learners, whether in bilingual, English as a second language, dual immersion, heritage language, or world language classrooms.



Diary of a Bilingual School

Diary of a Bilingual School Author Sharon Adelman Reyes
ISBN-10 0984731709
Release 2012
Pages 120
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Dual immersion, a popular new way to cultivate bilingualism, is capturing the attention of parents and educators alike. By bringing together children from diverse backgrounds to learn each other's languages in a natural setting, it has proved far more effective at cultivating fluency than traditional approaches.But how do these programs actually work? What goes on in dual immersion classrooms? And what is it that makes them so effective?Diary of a Bilingual School answers these questions with a unique mix of narratives and analysis. Depicting a year in the life of a second-grade classroom, it demonstrates what can happen when the instruction is bilingual and the curriculum is constructivist.The book focuses on Chicago's Inter-American Magnet School, one of the nation's most acclaimed dual immersion programs, where children thrive in an environment that unlocks their intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Simultaneously, without conscious effort, they become proficient in two languages and at home in a culture that differs from their own.For those who want to discover the benefits of dual immersion for their children or for their students -- or who want to learn more about child-centered approaches to teaching -- Diary of a Bilingual School is a must.



One Child Two Languages

One Child  Two Languages Author Patton O. Tabors
ISBN-10 155766921X
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 255
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Today's early childhood educators are serving more children learning English as a second language than ever--in Head Start alone, nearly 30% of the children speak a language other than English at home.* To support second language learners and put them on the path to academic success, every teacher needs this popular, practical, and highly readable guidebook. Reflecting 10 years of dramatic change in early education--especially in critical areas like assessment and cultural diversity--the second edition of this bestseller gives teachers up-to-date research, usable information, and essential tools to meet the needs of second language learners in today's learning environments. Leading researcher Patton Tabors equips teachers with the foundation of knowledge they need to apply cutting-edge research to their everyday teaching practices address NAEYC's recommendations for responding to linguistic and cultural diversity use appropriate assessment techniques for children's first and second language, including an easy-to-use observation checklist (on the CD-ROM) to monitor children's English language learning over time discover ways to improve literacy instruction for all children, including literacy practices checklists (on the CD-ROM) that pinpoint areas needing curriculum support understand and attend to the particular needs of internationally adopted children conduct thought-provoking professional discussions with the book-club-ready study guide and materials (on the CD-ROM) Teachers will also get updates on all the key topics covered in the first edition, including working with parents, understanding the process of second-language acquisition, and using the curriculum and classroom organization to facilitate English language and literacy learning. Ideal for professional development, this book is the best tool a teacher can have to support the language and literacy development and school success of second language learners while honoring their home languages and cultures. *English Language Learners Focus Group Report, 2002 Get practical strategies on the accompanying DVD, One Child, Two Languages in Action. A featured book in our Launching Literacy Kit! See which domain of school readiness in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework this book addresses.



Immigration

Immigration Author Tatyana Kleyn
ISBN-10 9780810869844
Release 2011
Pages 227
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Depicts the myths and realities of immigration in the United States through personal interviews and experiences within the the U.S. system. Discusses forms of discrimination, the history of immigration policies, and the process of becoming Americanized. Includes photos, charts, maps, and an index.



La Palabra Justa

La Palabra Justa Author Sharon Adelman Reyes
ISBN-10 0984731725
Release 2014-04-02
Pages 430
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Language proficiency is multidimensional. While conversational skills are essential for social interaction, they are insufficient for most academic purposes. To be successful, teachers and students must acquire a firm and accurate command of subject-area vocabulary. Even though a growing number of Americans speak Spanish at home, the United States has a severe shortage of professionals with fully developed academic skills in Spanish. This poses a special challenge for bilingual classrooms. Educators must be able to identify "la palabra justa" - the right word - in preparing or presenting a lesson, especially when providing content instruction and second-language input at the same time. Recognizing an acute need, the editors of this volume brought together an international team of language teachers, teacher educators, and other bilingual professionals to create an English-Spanish / Espanol-Ingles glossary. "La Palabra Justa" features more than 24,000 entries covering the academic vocabulary needed in K-12 education. Unlike a dictionary, the glossary offers a quick, user-friendly way to find translations of key terms in context. Sections include: Language Arts (Grammar & Composition, Literature, and Languages); Mathematics (Arithmetic & Algebra, Geometry, Probability & Data Analysis, Numbers & Measures); Science (Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Inquiry & Process); Social Studies (Civics & Government, Economics & Finance, Geography, and History); Fine Arts (Performing Arts and Visual Arts); Technology; and School Life (Holidays & Celebrations, School Routines & Activities, Field Trips & Transportation, School Library, Playground & Sports, Student Health, Special Needs, Conduct & Discipline).



Immigration

Immigration Author Tatyana Kleyn
ISBN-10 9780810869998
Release 2011-02-24
Pages 238
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As the future of our democratic society, youth from U.S.-born and immigrant backgrounds alike will need to make informed decisions on our diverse nation's behalf. To do so, young adults need to be provided with access to accurate information and varied perspectives about immigration. In Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Tatyana Kleyn (an immigrant herself) examines the myths and realities of immigration, as well as the laws and policies that regulate it. She explores a number of issues associated with immigration, including cultural clashes and discrimination, the debate on language, undocumented immigrants, and what it means to be an American. The book includes an overview of the nation's history with immigration, definitions of relevant terms, and recent statistical and demographic information. It also discusses why and how many immigrants make the journey to the United States. Other aspects the book addresses include undocumented immigrants and refugees/asylees, laws and policies that either support or hinder immigration, and how young immigrants can reconcile their competing identities. Aiming to generate a discussion on immigration with factual and contemporary information, real life stories, experiences, and quotes from teenagers and young adults, Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide presents a comprehensive and engaging approach to informing readers about the varied ways immigration is experienced, viewed, and disputed.



Bilingual Education in the 21st Century

Bilingual Education in the 21st Century Author Ofelia García
ISBN-10 9781444359787
Release 2011-09-09
Pages 496
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Bilingual Education in the 21st Century examines languages and bilingualism as individual and societal phenomena, presents program types, variables, and policies in bilingual education, and concludes by looking at practices, especially pedagogies and assessments. This thought-provoking work is an ideal textbook for future teachers as well as providing a fresh view of the subject for school administrators and policy makers. Provides an overview of bilingual education theories and practices throughout the world Extends traditional conceptions of bilingualism and bilingual education to include global and local concerns in the 21st century Questions assumptions regarding language, bilingualism and bilingual education, and proposes a new theoretical framework and alternative views of teaching and assessment practices Reviews international bilingual education policies, with separate chapters dedicated to US and EU language policy in education Gives reasons why bilingual education is good for all children throughout the world, and presents cases of how this is being carried out



Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners Author Kristin Lems
ISBN-10 9781606234709
Release 2009-11-20
Pages 256
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Written specifically for K–12 educators, this accessible book explains the processes involved in second-language acquisition and provides a wealth of practical strategies for helping English language learners (ELLs) succeed at reading. The authors integrate knowledge from two fields that often remain disconnected—linguistics and literacy—with a focus on what works in the classroom. Teachers learn effective practices for supporting students as they build core competencies not just for reading in English, but also for listening, speaking, and writing. Engaging vignettes and examples illustrate ways to promote ELLs’ communicative skills across the content areas and in formal and informal settings.



How to Teach English Language Learners

How to Teach English Language Learners Author Diane Haager
ISBN-10 0470555521
Release 2009-10-30
Pages 224
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This hands-on book offers teachers a much-needed resource that will help maximize learning for English Language Learners (ELLs). How to Teach English Language Learners draws on two wide-ranging teacher quality studies and profiles eight educators who have achieved exceptional results with their ELL students. Through highly readable portraits, the authors take readers into these teachers' classrooms, illustrating richly what it is they do differently that yields such great results from English learners. Because most teachers profiled work within a three-tiered Response-to-Intervention framework, the book shows how to implement RTI effectively with ELLs—from providing general reading instruction for the entire classroom to targeted interventions with struggling students. Written by noted ELL educators Diane Haager, Janette K. Klingner, and Terese Aceves, How to Teach English Language Learners is filled with inspiring success stories, teaching tips, activities, discussion questions, and reflections from these outstanding teachers.



Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators

Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators Author Yvonne S. Freeman
ISBN-10 0325006539
Release 2005
Pages 232
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This book provides the guiding principles and practices for successful dual language or two-way bilingual education.



Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students Grades 2 6

Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students  Grades 2  6 Author Ruth Swinney
ISBN-10 9781412988438
Release 2011-05-11
Pages 180
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For English Learners and other struggling students, understanding and using academic language is absolutely critical to literacy development and school achievement, but it takes careful planning to help these students develop mastery. Ruth Swinney and Patricia Velasco′s teacher-friendly guide explains how to weave together content and language goals when planning lesson units, as well as offering strategies for moving students from social to academic language and creating a curriculum of talk in the classroom. In addition, Swinney and Velasco provide detailed sample unit plans in all content areas to demonstrate how these strategies can be employed while simultaneously meeting curriculum demands. Using specific structures of balanced literacy including read along, shared reading, and shared writing, these unit plans also include a self-assessment guide for teachers to use as they scaffold the content to increase comprehension and student achievement



An Educator s Guide to Dual Language Instruction

An Educator s Guide to Dual Language Instruction Author Gayle Westerberg
ISBN-10 9781317367963
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 208
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This user-friendly book is a key resource for teachers and administrators to ensure their school’s success in implementing and maintaining a dual language program. Authors Gayle Westerberg and Leslie Davison share their own experiences leading a dual language school, the obstacles they overcame, and the best practices they learned along the way. The book is filled with step-by-step instructions and strategies you can try immediately, as well as inspirational stories from educators in urban and rural dual language programs across the country. Topics include: Choosing a model for your dual language program and involving all stakeholders in the transition process; Marketing your program effectively to recruit students and staff, including international teachers; Implementing a standards-based instructional framework focused on direct vocabulary instruction, extensive reading, and using language in context; Setting proficiency targets and using internal and external assessments to track students’ progress; Incorporating technology for a more interactive and engaging language-learning experience. You’ll also learn how to effectively transition your program through different grade levels and build a collaborative school culture for a strong, long-lasting K–12 dual language program. Additional resources are available on the authors’ website, www.duallanguageinstruction.com.



Dual Language

Dual Language Author Sonia W. Soltero
ISBN-10 0205343813
Release 2004
Pages 177
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Soltero (bilingual-bicultural education, DePaul U.) presents a text for preservice and in-service teachers, administrators, and other professional educators who are or will be involved in the planning and operation of dual language education. The author examines the pedagogical and organizational principles.



Teaching English Language Learners K 12

Teaching English Language Learners K 12 Author Jerry Jesness
ISBN-10 9781632201478
Release 2014-11-18
Pages 176
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Bring the English language to life with this valuable new resource! Some say that learning a second language is like drinking water from a fire hose. But teaching it does not have to be like standing under Niagara Falls. This is the fundamental message of Jerry Jesness’ new quick-start guide Teaching English Language Learners K-12. In our climate, ELL teachers face immense demands as educators because the ELL class is often the critical, transitional step into a student’s entire education. The author provides specific strategies to address the special challenges for instructors. This valuable resource offers a terrific framework to nurture that motivating spark in English Language learners. For ELL educators, it’s more than a job—it’s a mission! Teaching English Language Learners K-12 includes: • Customizing instructions to create developmentally and culturally appropriate lessons for all learners • Comprehensive vocabulary checklists for common English words and concepts • Practical methods for using the learner’s native language and culture in the classroom • Helpful strategies for teaching spoken English, reading, and writing • Encouraging tips to become a better ELL teacher This book delivers a concise array of teaching strategies, curriculum, and things ESL teachers need to know to become most confident in their work and most effective with their students.



The Trouble with Siop r

The Trouble with Siop r Author James Crawford
ISBN-10 098617470X
Release 2015-02-13
Pages 106
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Among all the commercial "learning systems" on the market today, how many are advertised as "research-based?" Perhaps it would be easier to count those that are not. Such claims are so widespread that they are seldom taken seriously by experienced educators. At times, however, marketing becomes clever enough to cut through the skepticism. The more extravagant the promises, it seems, the more credible the product becomes. This book tells the story of one such case: the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, or SIOP.(r) Imagine a program developed by an obscure research center. SIOP starts out as a modest tool for evaluating the effectiveness of instruction for children whose English is limited, but soon morphs into something much more ambitious. It now purports to be a detailed "lesson planning and delivery approach" for grades K-12, aligned with state standards and tests. Simultaneously, it outlines a comprehensive design for teacher training and evaluation. Acquired by a major publisher, SIOP is advertised as "field tested ... scientifically validated ... a proven pedagogical approach to teaching both content knowledge and language skills [that] has helped to instruct millions of students." The program's market is expanded far beyond the classrooms of English language learners. It is promoted as an effective model for English-proficient students as well, appropriate not only for K-12 but also for early childhood education, foreign language instruction, GED and adult English programs, and even two-way bilingual education. There are old-time patent medicines that made fewer claims. Is SIOP a truly miraculous pedagogy - good for whatever ails you? Or is it a classic example of "research-based" hype? "The Trouble with SIOP(r)" was inspired by a chorus of complaints from teachers, who are increasingly required to apply the model by top-down directives. Recognizing that SIOP has thus far faced limited critical scrutiny, authors James Crawford and Sharon Adelman Reyes set out to determine: First, is this rigid approach, which requires teachers to incorporate "30 features and eight components" into every lesson, necessary to foster English acquisition and academic achievement? Or does SIOP, as a classic transmission model, impose a straitjacket on creative teaching and learning? Are there better ways to "shelter" and "scaffold" instruction? Second, does this heterogeneous mixture of methodologies and strategies reflect a coherent educational philosophy, consistent with research on second language acquisition? Or is SIOP essentially a grab-bag of "best practices," with a heavy emphasis on behaviorist methods? Finally, does research on this program support the lavish claims made on its behalf? Or is the What Works Clearinghouse at the U.S. Department of Education correct in concluding that none of the studies conducted thus far have demonstrated SIOP's effectiveness? The answers provided by "The Trouble with SIOP(r)" should interest those concerned not only with the education of English language learners, but also with the pernicious impact of commercial pedagogies in American classroom