Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning

Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

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Author: Pauline Gibbons

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325056647

Category: Education

Page: 272

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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.

Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning

Teaching Second Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

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Author: Pauline Gibbons

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325003665

Category: Education

Page: 165

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Recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Education Elementary classroom teachers with little or no specialized ESL training will learn how to integrate the teaching of English with the content areas of the regular curriculum

Teaching Science to English Language Learners

Building on Students' Strengths

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Author: Ann S. Rosebery

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1933531258

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Mastering the principles outlined in the book will give any teacher a broad base of knowledge from which to draw. But the book also urges you to think deeply about the roles of diversity. It offers valuable information for reflecting on, experimenting with, and adapting your instructional practices.

English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking

Learning in the Challenge Zone

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Author: Pauline Gibbons

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325012032

Category: Education

Page: 192

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"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.

Helping English Language Learners Meet the Common Core

Assessment and Instructional Strategies K-12

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Author: Paul Boyd-Batstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317921593

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This new teacher-friendly book offers a quick, efficient, easy-to-use tool--the Classroom Assessment of Language Levels (CALL)--to assess the language levels of English learners in grades K-12. Learn how to effectively use the tool utilizing direct interview and small-group observation to determine students’ instructional levels and needs. Get a variety of engaging, differentiated, Common Core-based strategies that can be used post-assessment to help students at each level improve their speaking and listening skills. Strategies to help all your ELLs optimize their learning include... Using interactive journals Creating chart stories Using meaningful gestures Using cognates Exploring word origins And much, much more!

Diverse Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

Strategies for Supporting All Students Across Content Areas, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Gifted/talented Students

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Author: Yvonne S. Freeman,David E. Freeman,Reynaldo Ramírez

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325013138

Category: Education

Page: 254

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Presents research-based strategies for teaching diverse student populations. Book devotes a chapter to each special learning group with instructional practices that help them achieve in mainstream classrooms.

Learning to Learn in a Second Language

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Author: Pauline Gibbons

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780435087852

Category: Education

Page: 119

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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.

Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners

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Author: Michael F. Graves,Diane August,Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807753750

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Building on Michael Graves's bestseller, The Vocabulary Book, this new resource offers a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction that K–12 teachers can use with English language learners. It is broad enough to include instruction for students who are just beginning to build their English vocabularies, as well as for students whose English vocabularies are approaching those of native speakers. The authors describe a four-pronged program that follows these key components: providing rich and varied language experiences; teaching individual words; teaching word learning strategies; and fostering word consciousness. This user-friendly book integrates up-to-date research on best practices into each chapter and includes vignettes, classroom activities, sample lessons, a list of children's literature, and more.

Scaffolding the Academic Success of Adolescent English Language Learners

A Pedagogy of Promise

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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.

Strategies for Success with English Language Learners

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Author: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416603832

Category: Education

Page: 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.

Bridging Discourses in the ESL Classroom

Students, Teachers and Researchers

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Author: Pauline Gibbons

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826455369

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

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Sociocultural approaches to second language acquisition and pedagogy acquisition are the two biggest areas of research in applied linguistics and need to be anchored in studies. This text addresses the central issues in these fields. Pauline Gibbons at University of Technology, Sydney.

Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

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Author: Adrienne L. Herrell,Michael L. Jordan

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133000877

Category: Education

Page: 336

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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. Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners, Fourth Edition, by Adrienne Herrell and Michael Jordan, includes a rich assortment of practical strategies aligned to TESOL standards which have been field-tested in diverse classrooms. Each strategy includes a brief explanation, step-by-step instructions on how to plan and use the strategy, and two classroom scenarios demonstrating how the strategy can be adapted for different grade levels and content areas. Herrell and Jordan have included additional language and literacy development strategies, technology strategies, and assessment strategies to support both pre-service and inservice teachers. *New Strategies building on suggestions from professors using the third edition we have included additional language and literacy development strategies and combined some of the strategies to demonstrate how teachers can effectively sequence approaches to support learning. A total of twelve new strategies (20+%) are included in this fourth edition. *Reorganization of the Strategies The strategies have been reorganized based on feedback from professors using the text. In addition to the reorganization, the notable changes in this edition include the following: *Updated Research The theoretical overview section of this edition includes updated research and expands our review to include notable European researchers working in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Updated research is cited throughout the strategy chapters as well. *Focus on the use of assessment to ensure effective instruction Assessment strategies are included both in the theoretical overview section and in many of the individual strategy chapters to support pre-service and in-service teachers in understanding the importance of knowing how students learn and their current levels of functioning in order to plan effective instruction. *Expanded emphasis on the use of technology Technology strategies are infused in many of the chapters and additional stand-alone technology strategies have been added to emphasize the appropriate use of technology to support and scaffold learning for English learners.

Teaching English Learners and Immigrant Students in Secondary Schools

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Author: Christian Faltis,Cathy Coulter

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131192416

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This practical classroom resource helps teachers address the needs of students with non-parallel schooling, and immigrant English learners who are two or more years below grade level when they enter secondary school. It addresses standards and high stakes testing, arguing that teachers need specialized knowledge to assess English learners in literacy and academic content. This book also features an introduction to the theoretical reasons for the commitments, which are contextualized within historical and political developments within education programs for English learners. It then goes on to show how teachers can use the commitments in practice within real classroom settings for teaching English language arts, science, social studies, and math to English learners. --From publisher's description.

Working with English Language Learners

Answers to Teachers' Top Ten Questions

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Author: Stephen Cary

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325009858

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Cary takes on the big questions in Working with English Language Learners. He answers them with examples drawn from actual classes that demonstrate outstanding ELL practices; coaching commentary that highlights key teaching strategies and ties together theory and practice; and professional reflection questions and action items, new to the second edition, that encourage strong, responsive ELL practices. Also includes updated and expanded lists of teacher resources, ELL references and acronyms, new samples of student work, helpful tools, templates, and self-assessment rubrics for teachers. --From publisher's description.

English Language Learners and the New Standards

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

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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.

Brain-Compatible Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners

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Author: Marjorie Hall Haley

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205582396

Category: Education

Page: 194

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What is brain-compatible teaching? It emphasizes teaching the way the brain learns naturally. Brain-compatible teaching takes what we know about the structures and functions of the brain and uses it to create "brain-friendly" instructional strategies and assessment practices. Brain-compatible teaching addresses multiple intelligences and learning styles. Focus is placed on the student as an individual. Lessons and assessments are structured in ways that allow every student to reach their full potential. Students are encouraged to draw on their background knowledge, linguistic and cultural experiences, and use these tools as life-long learners. When teaching and assessment practices reflect the myriad students in our classrooms today, success is inevitable. Brain-Compatible Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners is written for teachers looking for solid instructional practices that work well with mainstream as well as English Language Learners (ELLs.) Drawing on the most current neuroscience research, the authors have give a theoretical overview of the twelve topics that contribute to successful brain-compatible teaching and learning and differentiating instruction for ELLs. The book then examines differentiating instruction and how to use such strategies as anchor activities and structures and provides sample lessons of each. Several examples are given to further illustrate aligning teaching with the standards. The book includes five 1-day lesson plans and two 5-day lesson units of activities that demonstrate sustained teaching. These are divided into topic areas and grade levels.

Six Principles for Teaching English Language Learners in All Classrooms

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Author: Ellen McIntyre,Diane W. Kyle,Cheng-Ting Chen,Jayne Kraemer,Johanna Parr

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452295328

Category: Education

Page: 168

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With examples, checklists, and more, this instructional model helps educators address language development in a regular classroom while supporting ELLs in learning academic content.

Balanced Literacy for English Language Learners, K-2

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Author: Linda Chen,Eugenia Mora-Flores

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325008806

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Linda Chen and Eugenia Mora-Flores examine how to lead ELLs toward independence through basic frameworks and techniques you know and may already teach with. Their integrated, comprehensive approach focuses on seven specific aspects of balanced instruction that help students learn, expand, and extend their literacy skills, including: interactive read-aloud, emergent story book read-aloud, shared reading, reading workshop, writing workshop, guided reading, and word work. --From publisher's description.

Adding English

A Guide to Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms

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Author: Elizabeth Coelho,Dyanne Rivers

Publisher: Pippin Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780887510953

Category: Education

Page: 301

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A guide for teachers tasked with integrating second language learners into a mainstream K-12 program offers ideas and advice for enhancing the learning of all students in all areas of the curriculum.