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
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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
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
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.

Teaching English Learners

Fostering Language and the Democratic Experience
Author: Kip Tellez
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317250958
Category: Political Science
Page: 182
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This book examines the teaching of English language learners (ELL) by exploring topics not typically covered in theory or methods textbooks. Although methods texts commonly draw readers through well-known strategies such as the audio-lingual method, this book, by contrast, focuses attention on how music can advance and improve language skills. Looking broadly at the sociocultural implications of ELD, Tellez examines the role of the teacher in introducing and inspiring students to learn both a new language and a new society. Furthermore, he offers alterative views of language, and shows how a deeper understanding of it can shape and enrich the lives of both students and teachers. Drawing upon progressive pragmatic philosophy of Dewey, Addams, and Rorty, this book helps teachers to understand the important lineage and profession they have joined (or will join), and the urgent role they play as agents of democratic ideals and actions."

English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking

Learning in the Challenge Zone
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
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
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

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

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
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.

Bridging Discourses in the ESL Classroom

Students, Teachers and Researchers
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

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

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.

Practical Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

Author: Ellen M. Curtin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135130599
Category: Education
Page: 252
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Provides classroom scenarios, teaching strategies, discussion questions, suggestions from the author, and an overview of current research on teaching English language learners across the curriculum.

Strategies for Success with English Language Learners

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.

Working with English Language Learners

Answers to Teachers' Top Ten Questions
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.

Reading, Writing and Learning in ESL

A Resource Book for Teaching K-12 English Learners
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.

Six Principles for Teaching English Language Learners in All Classrooms

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.

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.