Scaffolding the Academic Success of Adolescent English Language Learners

A Pedagogy of Promise

Author: Aida Walqui,Leo Van Lier

Publisher: Wested

ISBN: 9780914409755

Category: Education

Page: 223

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This book is the result of a decade long effort in school districts such as New York City, Austin, and San Diego to implement challenging instruction that is designed for classrooms that include English learners and that raises the bar and increases engagement for all learners. Classroom vignettes, transcripts of student interactions, and detailed examples of intellectually engaging middle school and high school lessons provide a concrete picture of the instructional approach developed by coauthor Aida Walqui, founder and director of WestEd s Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) initiative.

English Language Learners and the New Standards

Developing Language, Content Knowledge, and Analytical Practices in the Classroom

Author: Margaret Heritage

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781612508016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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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.

Academic Success for English Language Learners

Strategies for K-12 Mainstream Teachers

Author: Patricia A. Richard-Amato,Marguerite Ann Snow

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780131899100

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 539

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Balancing conceptual foundations with practical strategies, the book's four-part format includes chapters written by some of the field's most respected researchers and teachers. It offers a solid repertoire of techniques for creating a positive instructional environment. *Part I: Theoretical Considerations -- Presents a variety of ideas to stimulate thinking and help teachers develop their own theories of practice. *Part II: Sociocultural Issues and Implications -- Focus on sociocultural concerns and their implications in the classroom. *Part III: The Classroom: Instruction and Assessment Practices -- Presents a wide range of pedagogical and classroom management strategies. *Part IV: Readings In Specific Content Area -- Relates many of the preceding strategies and issues to specific content areas across grade levels, including math, literature, social studies, science, physical education, music and art.

Change Matters

Critical Essays on Moving Social Justice Research from Theory to Policy

Author: sj Miller,David E. Kirkland

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433106828

Category: Education

Page: 266

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Change Matters, written by leading scholars committed to social justice in English education, provides researchers, university instructors, and preservice and inservice teachers with a framework that pivots social justice toward policy. The chapters in this volume detail rationales about generating social justice theory in what Freire calls «the revolutionary process» through essays that support research about teaching about the intersections between teaching for social change and teaching about social injustices, and directs us toward the significance of enacting social justice methodologies. The text unpacks how education, spiritual beliefs, ethnicity, age, gender, ability, social class, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, language, national origin, and education intersect with the principles by which we live and the multiple identities that we embody as we move from space to space. This book is critical reading for anyone who strives to cease inequitable schooling practices by conducting research in education to inform more just policies.

Language Curriculum Design

Author: I.S.P Nation,John Macalister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135204071

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Crystal-clear and comprehensive yet concise, this text describes the steps involved in the curriculum design process, elaborates and justifies these steps, and provides opportunities for practicing and applying them. The description of the steps is done at a general level so that they can be applied in a wide range of particular circumstances. The process comes to life through plentiful examples of actual applications of the steps. Each chapter includes: examples from the authors’ experience and from published research tasks that encourage readers to relate the steps to their own experience case studies and suggestions for further reading that put readers in touch with others’ experience Curriculum, or course, design is largely a 'how-to-do-it' activity that involves the integration of knowledge from many of the areas in the field of Applied Linguistics, such as language acquisition research, teaching methodology, assessment, language description, and materials production. Combining sound research/theory with state-of-the-art practice, Language Curriculum Design is widely applicable for ESL/EFL language education courses around the world.

Entertaining an Elephant

A Novel About Learning and Letting Go

Author: Bill McBride

Publisher: Under One Roof

ISBN: 9780965625401

Category: Fiction

Page: 115

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A poignant story of a 15 year veteran teacher who has lost his ability to touch the lives of today's kids. Through the help of an unlikely hero, he finds his love of teaching again.

Background Knowledge

The Missing Piece of the Comprehension Puzzle

Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 191

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Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey help you develop lasting subject-area understanding with ideas for modeling, guided practice, productive group work, and independent work that effectively engage adolescents. You'll learn to: distinguish incidental knowledge from core background knowledge; check students' understanding prior to a unit with tools such as opinionnaires, interest surveys, and anticipation guides; model how to activate and apply prior knowledge so kids can wrestle with new content; build up students' background knowledge through virtual fieldtrips, YouTube, guest experts, and more; and provide collaborative ways for students to develop expertise, show what they know, and own their learning. --From publisher's description.

Teaching with Purpose

Closing the Research-practice Gap

Author: John E. Penick,Robin Lee Harris

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 0873552539

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Science for English Language Learners brings you the best practices from different but complementary fields of science education and English language teaching, integrating the two. The book is designed so you can easily dip in and out of the topics you want. It’s organized into four sections.

Reflective Teaching

An Introduction

Author: Kenneth M. Zeichner,Daniel P. Liston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135037841

Category: Education

Page: 124

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This popular text provides a clear, succinct explanation of how reflection is integral to teachers’ understandings of themselves, their practice, and their context, and elaborates how various conceptions of reflective teaching differ from one another. The emphasis on the importance of both self and context is embedded within distinct and varied educational traditions (conservative, progressive, radical, and spiritual). Throughout the text the reader is encouraged to examine his/her assumptions and understandings of teaching, learning, and schooling and to reflect on self and context. The major goal of this book is to help teachers explore and define their own positions with regard to key topics and issues related to the aims of education in a democratic society. Its core message is that such reflection is essential to becoming more skilled, more capable, and in general better teachers. New in the Second Edition: Underscores use of critical educational texts and film to encourage reflection; highlights emotional features of teaching and reflection; addresses spiritual/contemplative domains in educational traditions; Companion Website.

The Latino Education Crisis

The Consequences of Failed Social Policies

Author: Patricia C. Gandara,Frances Contreras

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674031272

Category: Education

Page: 415

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Will the United States have an educational caste system in 2030? Drawing on both extensive demographic data and compelling case studies, this powerful book reveals the depths of the educational crisis looming for Latino students, the nationâe(tm)s largest and most rapidly growing minority group.Richly informative and accessibly written, The Latino Education Crisis describes the cumulative disadvantages faced by too many children in the complex American school systems, where one in five students is Latino. Many live in poor and dangerous neighborhoods, attend impoverished and underachieving schools, and are raised by parents who speak little English and are the least educated of any ethnic group.The effects for the families, the community, and the nation are sobering. Latino children are behind on academic measures by the time they enter kindergarten. And while immigrant drive propels some to success, most never catch up. Many drop out of high school and those who do go on to collegeâe"often ill prepared and overworkedâe"seldom finish.Revealing and disturbing, The Latino Education Crisis is a call to action and will be essential reading for everyone involved in planning the future of American schools.

CalTPA Preparation Guide

Author: Lynda R. Williams,Jennifer Ponder,Andrea M. Guillaume

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133071944

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. By demystifying the enormity of the CalTPA assessment and the demands candidates face in preparing for these required tests, Williams, Guillaume and Ponder, all trained CalTPA assessors and instructors, have written the CalTPA Prep Guide using only the clearest, most accessible language, in a voice that speaks directly to reader. This first edition guide will successfully prepare candidates for a multiple-subject and single-subject credential in California to organize, articulate and demonstrate their knowledge on all four of the CalTPA tasks in a clear and concise manner. Filled with activities and engaging exercises to help, the guide also provides practical writing strategies and tips for organization to enhance the credential candidate's performance on the CalTPA. Flexible and precise, this guide can be used by candidates in any credential program, whether candidates pursue the CalTPA through a series of courses at their program, or are expected to complete it independently. Once the access code is activated, the subscription is valid for six months.

Culture and Power in the Classroom

Educational Foundations for the Schooling of Bicultural Students

Author: Antonia Darder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317261747

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This is a timely second edition of the enormously significant book which changed how teachers and community activists view their own practice. This edition concludes with personal essays by teachers, professors, and community activists explaining the direct impact which Culture and Power in the Classroom has had on their lives. Unlike many texts that discuss educational failure, this book provides a historical context for understanding underachievement in our nation. Thoroughly revised to include the new thinking on diversity and learning, this edition includes a new chapter on assessment and the brain. This second edition will be welcomed by previous and new readers alike, and will help influence the approach of a new generation of teachers, whether they are based in schools, colleges or community centres.

Reading for Understanding

How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms

Author: Ruth Schoenbach,Cynthia Greenleaf,Lynn Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118234529

Category: Education

Page: 384

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"As elegantly practical as it is theoretically elegant. It is a guided tour, as one examines the tools of expert teachers as they engage students in a journey that is aptly dubbed Reading Apprenticeship?learning how to become a savvy, strategic reader under the tutelage of thoughtful, caring, and demanding teachers.? P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley, and founding editor of the Handbook of Reading Research. Reading for Understanding is a monumental achievement. It was a monumental achievement when it came out as a first edition in 1999, bringing years of rigorous reading research together in a framework for teaching that made sense in actual secondary school classrooms. Now, just thirteen years later, Schoenbach and Greenleaf have several randomized clinical trials and multiple on-going studies at their fingertips to demonstrate the effects of this approach for developing the reading and thinking of young people in our nation?s middle and high school classrooms, as well as in community college classrooms. Their careful work on developing disciplinary literacy among all students represents a passion for and commitment to supporting students?and their teachers?in reading for understanding, which translates to reading for enjoyment, self-awareness, learning, and for purposeful and informed action in our society. ?Elizabeth Moje, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Education, University of Michigan Reading Apprenticeship has proven to be an inspiration to Renton Technical College faculty and students alike. They have learned together to view themselves as readers in transformative ways, as they embrace powerful techniques to increase reading comprehension. The ideas and strategies in Reading for Understanding anchor this new and broad-based energy around reading and an enthusiasm among our faculty to model effective reading strategies for our students. ?Steve Hanson, President, Renton Technical College, Renton, Washington Reading for Understanding has the finest blend I have seen of research, strategies, and classroom vignettes to deepen teacher learning and help them connect the dots between theory and practice. ?Curtis Refior, Content Area Literacy Coach, Fowlerville Community Schools, Fowlerville, Michigan A teacher-tested, research-based resource for dramatically improving reading skills Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading independence to master subject area textbooks and other material. Based on the Reading Apprenticeship program, which three rigorous "gold standard" research studies have shown to be effective in raising students' reading achievement Presents a clear framework for improving the reading and subject area learning of all students, including English learners, students with special needs, as well as those in honors and AP courses Provides concrete tools for classroom use and examples from a range of classrooms Presents a clear how-to for teachers implementing the subject area literacies of the Common Core Standards Reading for Understanding proves it's never too late for teachers and students to work together to boost literacy, engagement, and achievement.

Bicultural Parent Engagement

Advocacy and Empowerment

Author: Edward M. Olivos,Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos,Alberto Monroy Ochoa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807752647

Category: Education

Page: 246

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This book examines how commonly applied approaches to parent involvement in schools do not easily transfer to bilingual and bicultural families. The authors, respected scholars in the field of educational equity, challenge commonly accepted boundaries of bicultural parent involvement. They provide real-life examples, practical strategies, discussion questions and suggestions for ensuring that schools welcome and value bicultural families. This timely resources is a hopeful vision of what authentic and democratic parent engagement can become, and how parents can be transformative change agents for their children and their schools.

The Ecology and Semiotics of Language Learning

A Sociocultural Perspective

Author: Leo van Lier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402079125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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In this book I try to give a coherent and consistent overview of what an ecological approach to language learning might look like. This is not a fully fledged grand theory that aims to provide an explanation of everything, but an attempt to provide a rationale for taking an ecological world view and applying it to language education, which I regard as one of the most important of all human activities. Goethe once said that everything has been thought of before, but that the difficulty is to think of it again. The same certainly is true of the present effort. If it has any innovative ideas to offer, these lie in a novel combination of thoughts and ideas that have been around for a long, long time. The reader will encounter influences that range from Spinoza to Bakhtin and from Vygotsky to Halliday. The scope of the work is intentionally broad, covering all major themes that are part of the language learning process and the language teaching profession. These themes include language, perception and action, self, learning, critical pedagogy and research. At the same time I have attempted to look at both the macro and the micro sides of the ecological coin, and address issues from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. This, then, aims to be a book that can be read by practitioners and theoreticians alike, and the main idea is that it should be readable and challenging at the same time.

Linguistics

An Introduction to Linguistic Theory

Author: Bruce Hayes,Susan Curtiss,Anna Szabolcsi,Tim Stowell,Edward Stabler,Dominique Sportiche,Hilda Koopman,Patricia Keating,Pamela Munro,Nina Hyams,Donca Steriade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118670914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Linguistics: An Introduction to Linguistic Theory is a textbook, written for introductory courses in linguistic theory for undergraduate linguistics majors and first-year graduate students, by twelve major figures in the field, each bringing their expertise to one of the core areas of the field - morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, and language acquisition. In each section the book is concerned with discussing the underlying principles common to all languages, showing how these are revealed in language acquisition and in the specific grammars of the world's languages.

Educating English Language Learners

A Synthesis of Research Evidence

Author: Fred Genesee,Kathryn Lindholm-Leary,Bill Saunders,Donna Christian

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139448986

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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The book provides a review of scientific research on the learning outcomes of students with limited or no proficiency in English in U.S. schools. Research on students in kindergarten to grade 12 is reviewed. The primary chapters of the book focus on these students' acquisition of oral language skills in English, their development of literacy (reading & writing) skills in English, instructional issues in teaching literacy, and achievement in academic domains (i.e., mathematics, science, and reading). The reviews and analyses of the research are relatively technical with a focus on research quality, design characteristics, and statistical analyses. The book provides a set of summary tables that give details about each study, including full references, characteristics of the students in the research, assessment tools and procedures, and results. A concluding chapter summarizes the major issues discussed and makes recommendations about particular areas that need further research.

A Guide to Online Course Design

Strategies for Student Success

Author: Tina Stavredes,Tiffany Herder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111879138X

Category: Education

Page: 224

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A Guide to Online Course Design offers faculty and professional staff a practical and easy-to-follow model for creating exceptional online courses that focuses on quality standards in instructional design, transparency in learning outcomes, and learner persistence. A comprehensive resource, the book includes effective, research-based instructional strategies to motivate online learners and help them become more self-directed. A Guide to Online Course Design emphasizes quality standards and removing barriers to learners’ persistence, which ensures online courses meet the needs of online learners as well as distance education initiatives. “All faculty members and course designers, regardless of experience level, content background, or technology skills, can benefit from applying the approaches defined in this book. The authors have imparted a wealth of knowledge that can improve the quality of any online class and I highly recommend this book for all those involved with online learning.” - Anton G. Camarota, faculty, University of Denver “Anyone involved in developing online courses should read this book! Packed with great insights and the research to back them up, Stavredes and Herder guide readers with practical information that will support online course development.” - Brenda Boyd, director of professional development and consulting, Quality Matters Program “The blend of theory and application makes A Guide to Online Course Design and indispensable resource for any professional seeking to create high quality, outcomes-based learning experiences. I loved the action steps that close each chapter, as they lead the reader through the entire process of course design from analysis to implementation.” - Kathe Kacheroski, dean of curriculum and instruction, Rasmussen College