Writing Instruction for English Learners

A Focus on Genre

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Author: Eugenia Mora-Flores

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412957281

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.

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners, Pre-K-2

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593856024

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Offers practical instructional strategies that teachers can use with young English language learners, including coverage of oral language development and instruction, materials, word study, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, assessment, and home-school connections.

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

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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.

Teaching English Learners and Students with Learning Difficulties in an Inclusive Classroom

A Guidebook for Teachers

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Author: John W. Carr,Sharen Bertrando

Publisher: WestEd

ISBN: 0914409670

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This guidebook offers powerful, concrete ways to engage all middle and high school students -- especially English learners and students with other special needs -- in successful learning. Teachers will benefit from the practical, evidence-based approaches for teaching standards-based content in any subject area. School and district leaders will benefit from the sustainable schoolwide and districtwide practices that respect diversity and support inclusion. Authors John Carr and Sharen Bertrando provide invaluable insight, tools, and strategies, including: An effective framework for teaching diverse learners in any core discipline Specific steps and resources for helping students organize concepts, develop appropriate use of academic language, and communicate ideas effectively Rubrics identifying key characteristics of five English language proficiency levels, along with teaching strategies appropriate for each Methods for scaffolding assessments to ensure every student has a fair and accurate way to communicate what he or she is learning A lesson plan template for combining and putting into practice all of the ideas, approaches, and tools included in this guidebook

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.

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.

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.