English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking

Learning in the Challenge Zone

Author: Pauline Gibbons

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325012032

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 5961

"Deep understanding, critical thinking, subject knowledge, and control of academic literacy are goals we have for all our students. The challenge for teachers is to find a way of teaching that helps everyone, including English learners, to reach these high expectations. In English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking, Pauline Gibbons presents an action-oriented approach that gives English learners high-level support to match our high expectations. Focusing on the middle grades of school, she shows how to plan rigorous, literacy-oriented, content-based instruction and illustrates what a high-challenge, high-support curriculum looks like in practice. Gibbons presents and discusses in detail five broad areas that enable English learners to participate in high-quality learning across the curriculum: engaging deeply with intellectual contexts developing academic literacy employing reading strategies and improving comprehension gaining writing independence and learning content-area genres using classroom talk to make sense of new concepts and as a bridge to writing. Based on these areas she then presents guidelines on designing long-term, high-quality instruction that simultaneously provides explicit scaffolding for English learners. Gibbons makes these guidelines an instructional reality through dozens of examples of rich activities and tasks that can be used across the curriculum and that support the learning of all students. English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking supports teachers with doable plans for instruction, reflection questions for individual or group study together, and suggestions for further reading."--Publisher.
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Learning to Learn in a Second Language

Author: Pauline Gibbons

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780435087852

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 4953

The book is based on the assumption that the classroom program is a major resource for language development, and that a responsive program takes into account the fact that children are not only learning a new language, but that they are learning in that language as well.
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Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning

Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

Author: Pauline Gibbons

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325056647

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 8606

The bestselling Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning helped tens of thousands of mainstream elementary teachers ensure that their English language learners became full members of the school community with the language and content skills they needed for success. In the highly anticipated Second Edition, Pauline Gibbons updates her classic text with a multitude of practical ideas for the classroom, supported by the latest research in the field of ELL/ESL. With clear directions and classroom tested strategies for supporting students' academic progress, Gibbons shows how the teaching of language can be integrated seamlessly with the teaching of content, and how academic achievement can be boosted without sacrificing our own vision of education to the dictates of knee-jerk accountability. Rich examples of classroom discourse illustrate exactly how the scaffolding process works, while activities to facilitate conversation and higher-level thinking put the latest research on second language learning into action. Save with Bundles! 15 copies at 15% off.
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Teaching for Joy and Justice

Re-imagining the Language Arts Classroom

Author: Linda Christensen

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 0942961439

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 7383

Presents a collection of essays and practical advice, including lesson plans and activities, to promote writing in all aspects of the curriculum.
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Critical Literacy as Resistance

Teaching for Social Justice Across the Secondary Curriculum

Author: Laraine Wallowitz

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433100635

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 7473

Critical Literacy as Resistance is a collaborate effort among secondary and university educators from across the United States that addresses questions such as: What does a critical literacy classroom look like? What various texts are used? What strategies do teachers use to encourage students and teacher candidates to recognize how texts construct power and privilege? How do educators inspire activism in and out of the classroom? This book documents the experiences of scholars and teachers who have successfully bridged theory and practice by applying critical literacy into their respective content areas. The authors spell out the difference between critical thinking and critical literacy, then show how to write and implement curriculum that incorporates diverse texts and multiple literacies in all content areas (including world language), and includes the voices of students as they confront issues of race, class, gender, and power. The principles and practices laid out here will help teachers use literacy to liberate and empower students both in and outside the classroom by respecting and studying the literacies students bring to school, while simultaneously teaching (and challenging) the literacies of those in power. This is a book for pre- and in-service teachers in all content areas, staff developers, secondary literacy specialists, university professors, and anyone interested in social justice.
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Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

A Teacher's Guide to Research-based Practices

Author: Nancy Cloud,Fred Genesee,Else V. Hamayan

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325022642

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 8183

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.
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Engaging Students in Academic Literacies

Genre-based Pedagogy for K-5 Classrooms

Author: María Estela Brisk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317816145

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

View: 6968

The Common Core State Standards require schools to include writing in a variety of genres across the disciplines. Engaging Students in Academic Literacies provides specific information to plan and carry out genre-based writing instruction in English for K-5 students within various content areas. Informed by systemic functional linguistics—a theory of language IN USE in particular ways for particular audiences and social purposes—it guides teachers in developing students’ ability to construct texts using structural and linguistic features of the written language. This approach to teaching writing and academic language is effective in addressing the persistent achievement gap between ELLs and "mainstream" students, especially in the context of current reforms in the U.S. Transforming systemic functional linguistics and genre theory into concrete classroom tools for designing, implementing, and reflecting on instruction and providing essential scaffolding for teachers to build their own knowledge of its essential elements applied to teaching, the text includes strategies for apprenticing students to writing in all genres, features of elementary students’ writing, and examples of practice.
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My Trouble is My English

Asian Students and the American Dream

Author: Danling Fu

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 230

View: 9424

Can the whole language approach adequately prepare minority students, especially those with different cultural backgrounds, for the literate world? Danling Fu joins the current debate over this issue, examining the learning experiences of four Laotian students at a mainstream secondary school. She not only describes and interprets the students' learning situations, but also reveals their perspectives along with those of their teachers. Throughout the book, Fu provides essential information on how students with different cultural backgrounds and learning styles react, behave, and learn in a classroom and how teachers can use that knowledge to create a community of learners.
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Engage the Creative Arts

A Framework for Sheltering and Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners

Author: Sharon Adelman Reyes

Publisher: Diversitylearningk12 LLC

ISBN: 9780984731732

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 2787

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.
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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

View: 9209

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.
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Reading in Secondary Content Areas

A Language-based Pedagogy

Author: Zhihui Fang,Mary Schleppegrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780472032792

Category: Education

Page: 135

View: 9576

What does it mean to teach reading in the context of the middle and high school classroom? Don’t students already know how to read by the time they get to secondary school? And how can a busy teacher take time away from the packed curriculum of science, history, mathematics, or language arts to teach reading? This book presents a linguistic approach to teaching reading in different subjects; an approach that focuses on language itself. Central to this approach is a view that knowledge is constructed in and through language and that language changes with changes in knowledge. As students move from elementary to secondary schools, they encounter specialized knowledge and engage in new contexts of learning in all subjects. This means that the language of secondary school learning is quite different from the language of the elementary years. While in the elementary years the subject matter of reading materials is often close to students’ everyday life experiences, the curriculum of secondary school deals with knowledge that is removed from students’ personal lives and everyday contexts. The language that constructs this more specialized knowledge thus tends to be more abstract, technical, information-laden, and hierarchically organized than the more familiar and “friendly” language that students typically encounter during the elementary years. Students need to develop specialized literacies (literacy relevant to each content area) as well as a critical literacy they can use across subject areas to engage with, reflect on, and assess specialized and advanced knowledge. This functional language analysis approach is shown using actual secondary social studies, science, and math textbooks and using a literary text.
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Closing the Achievement Gap

How to Reach Limited-formal-schooling and Long-term English Learners

Author: Yvonne S. Freeman,David E. Freeman

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 4617

The Freeman and Mercuri review the research on effective practices for older English learners. Their book includes: clear distinctions among the types of older English learners in our schools with examples of students from each category a thorough discussion of the kinds of language proficiency older English learners need a review of the latest research on effective practices for older English learners
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The ELL Writer

Moving Beyond Basics in the Secondary Classroom

Author: Christina Ortmeier-Hooper

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080775417X

Category: Education

Page: 197

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Author: Mary Kalantzis,Bill Cope,Eveline Chan,Leanne Dalley-Trim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316791068

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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With the rise of new technologies and media, the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Literacies provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. It focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication, including oral, visual, audio, gestural and spatial. This focus is designed to supplement, not replace, the enduringly important role of alphabetical literacy. Using real-world examples and illustrations, Literacies features the experiences of both teachers and students. It maps a range of methods that teachers can use to help their students develop their capacities to read, write and communicate. It also explores the wide range of literacies and the diversity of socio-cultural settings in today's workplace, public and community settings. With an emphasis on the 'how-to' practicalities of designing literacy learning experiences and assessing learner outcomes, this book is a contemporary and in-depth resource for literacy students.
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Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K–6

Author: Gayle H. Gregory,Amy Burkman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412996481

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 3461

Teachers will find an instructional and assessment framework for helping ELLS excel. Includes an array of strategies for teaching functional, content-area, technological, and innovative literacy.
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Secondary Classroom Management

Lessons from Research and Practice

Author: Carol Simon Weinstein

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social


Category: Education

Page: 396

View: 343

Secondary Classroom Management presents an introduction to classroom management in secondary schools. Written in a lively, engaging, conversational style, it combines what research has to say about effective classroom management with knowledge culled from practice. This text focuses on real decisions made by real teachers as they manage the complex environment of the secondary classroom. The text integrates the thinking and the actual management practices of four real secondary school teachers into discussions of research-based management principles. Readers come to "know" these teachers. We hear about the classes they teach and about the physical constraints of their rooms. We hear them reflect on their rules and routines and watch as they teach these rules and routines to students. We listen as they talk about motivating students and building community, and as they discuss appropriate ways to deal with misbehavior. Secondary Classroom Management is well-organized and more comprehensive than many classroom management texts, with chapters on building safer, more caring classrooms; working with families; using time effectively; motivation; working with troubled students; and violence prevention. It also addresses the managerial challenges involved in a variety of instructional formats, such as recitations, discussions, and groupwork.
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Teacher-Made Assessments

How to Connect Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Learning

Author: Christopher Gareis,Leslie W. Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317927117

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 4965

Assessment is not only a measure of student learning, but a means to student learning. Teacher-Made Assessments guides you in constructing and using your own classroom tests and rubrics to improve student achievement. A practical and accessible resource for classroom teachers, it will help you make assessment integral to both teaching and learning.
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We, the Students and Teachers

Teaching Democratically in the History and Social Studies Classroom

Author: Robert W. Maloy,Irene S. LaRoche

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438455607

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Provides practical applications of democratic teaching for classes in history/social studies education, multicultural and social justice education, community service and civic engagement, and education and public policy. We, the Students and Teachers shows history and social studies educators how to make school classrooms into democratic spaces for teaching and learning. The book offers practical strategies and lesson ideas for transforming democratic theory into instructional practice. It stresses the importance of students and teachers working together to create community and change. The book serves as an essential text for history and social studies teaching methods courses as well as professional development and inservice programs for history and social studies teachers at all grade levels. “The key to the excellent potential of this book is its assertion that democratic teaching can be linked to content, especially historical content, not just to a generic notion of ‘student-centered instruction.’ The theory-to-practice emphasis is very explicit, as is the emphasis on the voices of the teachers and students who participated in the research. The book also takes a highly creative approach to its topic that I find very refreshing.” — Elizabeth Washington, University of Florida “This is an important book. Maloy and LaRoche reveal the challenges that face historians as we grapple with increasingly fraught public and political perceptions of our discipline. Their strategies for reconstituting the classroom as a laboratory for instilling democratic values and practices are both ingenious and practical.” — Dane Morrison, author of True Yankees: Sea Captains, the South Seas, and the Discovery of American Identity
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English - A Changing Medium for Education

Author: Dr. Constant Leung,Prof. Brian V Street

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847697739

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 200

View: 915

In this volume a range of authors from different international contexts argue that the notion of communicative competence in English, hitherto largely referenced to metropolitan native-speaker norms, has to be expanded to take account of diverse contexts of use for a variety of purposes. It also discusses the popular belief that language and literacy should simply be regarded as a technical 'skill' which confers universal benefits and that it should be replaced with a social practice view that recognises situated variations and diversity. This volume, we believe, provides a reference point for extended research and practice in these areas that will be of interest to wide range of people engaged in language and literacy education.
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