Writing Instruction for English Learners

A Focus on Genre

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Author: Eugenia Mora-Flores

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 141295729X

Category: Education

Page: 137

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Focusing on narrative, expository, and persuasive writing and poetry, this guide provides strategies and tools to facilitate writing development for English learners in Grades 2–8.

Writing Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners K-8

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Author: Susan Davis Lenski,Frances Verbruggen

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606236660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 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.

From Ideas to Words

Writing Strategies for English Language Learners

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Author: Tasha Tropp Laman

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780325043609

Category: Education

Page: 181

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"Through strong teaching, multilingual students can expand their range of literacy practices, and we, their teachers, can also grow and change as we get to know students as individuals with talents, strengths, interests, and concerns." -Tasha Tropp Laman Tasha Tropp Laman helps classroom teachers, ELL specialists, administrators, and literacy coaches become confident in their ability to support English language learners' growth as writers. Her book, From Ideas to Words, provides insight and practical tips for getting ELL students writing, even if they are at the very beginning stages of English language acquisition. Each chapter is stocked with specific tools and strategies that help writing instruction meet the needs of ELL writers; illustrated classroom vignettes, samples of children's writing, student observations, and planning notes based on the information in that chapter. In addition to the theories and research behind working with ELLs, Tasha offers her experience and advice on: creating a classroom environment that supports ELL writers building a community that promotes risk-taking and values different experiences creating whole-group minilessons that meet the needs of emerging and fluent ELLs scaffolding independent practice for a wide variety of ELLs scaffolding writing conferences with tools based on ELL students' writing and language needs facilitating and encouraging students to share and reflect. To preview a sample of From Ideas to Words click here.

Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition

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Author: Steve Graham,Charles A. MacArthur,Jill Fitzgerald

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 146251037X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 444

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An indispensable teacher resource and course text, this book presents evidence-based practices for helping all K-12 students develop their skills as writers. Every chapter draws clear connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading authorities describe how to teach the skills and strategies that students need to plan, draft, evaluate, and revise multiple types of texts. Also addressed are ways for teachers to integrate technology into the writing program, use assessment to inform instruction, teach writing in the content areas, and tailor instruction for English language learners and struggling writers. Helpful case examples are featured throughout. New to This Edition *Revised and expanded to address the CCSS. *Incorporates the latest research and instructional procedures. *Chapters on teaching argumentative and informative writing. *Chapters on college and career readiness, writing to learn, writing about texts, and response to intervention. See also the editors' Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition, which provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge writing research that informs good practice.

Beyond the Beginnings

Literacy Interventions for Upper Elementary English Language Learners

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Author: Angela Carrasquillo,Stephen B. Kucer,Ruth Abrams

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853597497

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 159

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The book addresses the curricular, instructional, and assessment needs of upper grade elementary teachers who are struggling to promote literacy development in their English language learners. These students have already been transitioned, yet struggle with the increased literacy demands in the upper grades.

Best Practices in Writing Instruction

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Author: Steve Graham,Charles A. MacArthur,Jill Fitzgerald

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160623756X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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Highly practical and accessible, this indispensable book provides clear-cut strategies for improving K-12 writing instruction. The contributors are leading authorities who demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, with chapters on planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is addressed, and exemplary approaches to teaching English-language learners and students with special needs are discussed. The book also offers best-practice guidelines for designing an effective writing program. Focusing on everyday applications of current scientific research, the book features many illustrative case examples and vignettes.

Reading, Writing and Learning in ESL

A Resource Book for Teaching K-12 English Learners

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Author: Suzanne F. Peregoy,Owen F. Boyle

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133947661

Category: Education

Page: 480

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This book is the ideal source for teaching oral language, reading, writing, and the content areas in English to K-12 English learners. In an approach unlike most other books in the field, Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL looks at contemporary language acquisition theory as it relates to instruction and provides detailed suggestions and methods for motivating, involving, and teaching English language learners. Praised for its strong research base, engaging style, and inclusion of specific teaching ideas, the book offers thorough coverage of oral language, reading, writing, and academic content area instruction in English for K-12 English learners. Thoroughly updated throughout, the new edition includes a new chapter on using the Internet and other digital technologies to engage students and promote learning, many new teaching strategies, new and revised activities, and new writing samples.

Writing Sense

Integrated Reading and Writing Lessons for English Language Learners, K-8

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Author: Juli Kendall,Outey Khuon

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104429

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Writing is all about making meaning. The prospect of teaching writing to a classroom full of students—some who speak English and some who don't, can be overwhelming. When students learning English are at different levels, the task is even more challenging. Juli Kendall and Outey Khuon experimented with Ellin Keene's “Thinking Strategies Used by Proficient Learners” and found that by integrating writing and reading instruction their English language learners become stronger writers. Writing Sense outlines the classroom conditions necessary for successful writing instruction with English language learners, whether in writing workshop and/or small-group instruction. It includes 68 classroom-tested lessons for grades K–8 that show kids at all levels of language acquisition how to make connections, ask questions, visualize (make mental images), infer, determine importance, synthesize, monitor meaning and comprehension, and use fix-up strategies. Like the authors' earlier book, Making Sense, the five main sections are geared to the stages of language proficiency, and lessons are divided into “younger” and “older” students, spanning kindergarten through to grade eight. There are extensive lists of suggested books for mentor texts as well as lists of mentor authors to facilitate teachers' planning and instruction.

Writing Instruction That Works

Proven Methods for Middle and High School Classrooms

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Author: Arthur N. Applebee,Judith A. Langer

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772070

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Backed by solid research, Writing Instruction That Works answers the following question: What is writing instruction today and what can it be tomorrow? This up-to-date, comprehensive book identifies areas of concern for the ways that writing is being taught in todays secondary schools. The authors offer far-reaching direction for improving writing instruction that assist both student literacy and subject learning. They provide many examples of successful writing practices in each of the four core academic subjects (English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history), along with guidance for meeting the Common Core standards. The text also includes sections on Technology and the Teaching of Writing and English Language Learners.

Helping English Learners to Write

Meeting Common Core Standards, Grades 6-12

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Author: Carol Booth Olson,Robin C. Scarcella,Tina Matuchniak

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807756334

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Using a rich array of research-based practices, this book will help teachers improve the academic writing of English learners. It provides specific teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons to develop E Learner students' narrative, informational, and argumentative writing, emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. It also explores the challenges each of these genres pose for English Learners and suggests ways to scaffold instruction to help students become confident and competent academic writers. Showcasing the work of exemplary school teachers who have devoted time and expertise to creating rich learning environments for the secondary classroom Helping English Learners Write includes artifacts and written work produced by students with varying levels of language proficiency as models of what students can accomplish. Each chapter begins with a brief overview and ends with a short summary of the key points.

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners Pre-K-2

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Author: Diane M. Barone,Shelley Hong Xu

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462535011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Summarizing current research and weaving it into practical instructional strategies that teachers can immediately use with young English language learners (ELLs), this book addresses a major priority for today's primary-grade classrooms. All aspects of effective instruction for ELLs are explored: oral language development and instruction, materials, word study, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and home-school connections. Assessment is discussed throughout, and is also covered in a separate chapter. The volume is packed with realistic examples, lesson planning ideas, book lists, online resources, and reproducibles. Discussion and reflection questions enhance its utility as a professional development tool or course text.

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.

Teaching English Language Learners

Literacy Strategies and Resources for K-6

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Author: Shelley Hong Xu

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606235303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 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.

Improving Adult Literacy Instruction:

Developing Reading and Writing

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Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309262186

Category: Education

Page: 24

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More than an estimated 90 million adults in the United States lack the literacy skills needed for fully productive and secure lives. The effects of this shortfall are many: Adults with low literacy have lower rates of participation in the labor force and lower earnings when they do have jobs, for example. They are less able to understand and use health information. And they are less likely to read to their children, which may slow their children's own literacy development. At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Research Council convened a committee of experts from many disciplines to synthesize research on literacy and learning in order to improve instruction for those served in adult education in the U.S. The committee's report, Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research, recommends a program of research and innovation to gain a better understanding of adult literacy learners, improve instruction, and create the supports adults need for learning and achievement. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Developing Reading and Writing, which is based on the report, presents an overview of what is known about how literacy develops the component skills of reading and writing, and the practices that are effective for developing them. It also describes principles of reading and writing instruction that can guide those who design and administer programs or courses to improve adult literacy skills. Although this is not intended as a "how to" manual for instructors, teachers may also find the information presented here to be helpful as they plan and deliver instruction.

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

A Teacher's Guide to Research-based Practices

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

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325022642

Category: Education

Page: 248

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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.

Second Language Writing

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Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521827051

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 299

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This text is a highly accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English. This book is an accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English. It sets out the key issues in second language writing instruction to offer both pre-service and in-service teachers a guide to writing instruction grounded in current theory and research. The author takes the stance that student writers not only need realistic strategies for drafting and revising, but also a clear understanding of genre to structure their writing experience according to the demands and constraints of particular target contexts. This book will be extremely useful to prospective and practicing teachers alike.

Collaboration and Co-Teaching

Strategies for English Learners

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Author: Andrea Honigsfeld,Maria G. Dove

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452259607

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Help ELLs achieve success with an integrated, collaborative program! This resource provides a practical guide to collaboration and co-teaching between general education teachers and ESL specialists to better serve the needs of ELLs. Offering classroom vignettes, step-by-step guidelines, ready-to-use resources, and in-depth case studies, the authors help educators: Understand the benefits and challenges of collaborative service delivery Teach content while helping students meet English language development goals Choose from a range of collaborative strategies and configurations, from informal planning and collaboration to a co-teaching partnership Use templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice

Up Close

Teaching English Language Learners in Writing Workshops: Grades K-2

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Author: Amanda Hartman,Lucy Calkins

Publisher: Firsthand

ISBN: 9780325008608

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Features eleven live-from-the classroom videos of Amanda Hartman engaged in conferences and mini-lessons with English language learners of varying writing and speaking ability. In the optional voice-over coaching commentary she describes her strategies for helping all students approximate written and spoken English. Teaching methods include demonstrations, using visuals, questions, choices with embedded answers, prompts, drawing, drama, gestures, guided practice, strategic partnerships.

Literature-based Instruction with English Language Learners, K-12

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Author: Nancy L. Hadaway,Sylvia M. Vardell,Terrell A. Young

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780321064011

Category: Education

Page: 294

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This book takes a literature-based approach to how children learn language and how it is taught in today's diverse K-12 classrooms. The material is based on the belief that literature offers the most effective instructional approach for English language learners. The book offers meaningful reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities, as well as new understandings about the forms and functions of written language. This is the first book that offers instructors guidance in expanding the range of materials they use for teaching ESL by going beyond the standard texts to include books of all kinds - children's literature, trade books, magazines, and other media. "Voices from the Classroom: Scenarios from K-12 classrooms with English language learners" are provided throughout the chapters, offering practical stories from teachers' points of view.K-12 Educators with diverse student populations.

Becoming One Community

Reading & Writing with English Language Learners

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Author: Kathleen Fay,Suzanne Whaley

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103686

Category: Education

Page: 216

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More and more classrooms across the country are filled with children who speak languages other than English. In these diverse classrooms, many teachers struggle with how to create reading and writing instruction that is appropriate for their English language learners. In Becoming One Community, Kathleen Fay and Suzanne Whaley provide expert guidance on helping students who are just learning English develop their voice and skills within reading and writing workshops.--JoAnn PortalupiWritten for the general classroom teacher whose class includes English language learners (ELLs), as well as for ELL teachers working in general classrooms, this book portrays ELL students in grades 3-6 who learn essential reading and writing skills and are full members of the classroom community. Throughout the book, Kathleen and Suzanne emphasize the importance of talk. By talking during science workshop, after read-aloud, or when sharing an idea with a partner, ELLs use language authentically and, in using it, become more adept speakers, readers and writers of English. Included are: classroom scenes with dialogue in whole-class and small-group settings; authentic one-on-one conferences with readers and writers at varying levels of English language proficiency; reflection by the teachers before, during, and after teaching; scenarios from inclusive classrooms and descriptions of teachers' decisions which enable them to be successful learning environments. This is not a quick how-to guide. Becoming One Community provides many practical examples of diverse classrooms at work and embeds theory on English-language development throughout. It gives teachers a repertoire of ideas to meet the needs of ELL students in their classroom but ultimately trusts in the teacher's own skills to best know their students and appreciate their innate intelligence.