Making Sense

Author: Juli Kendall
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104097
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Presents lessons for teaching English to foreign speakers and discusses organizing small-group comprehension classes, selecting books for students to read, and how students demonstrate understanding.

Writing Sense

Author: Juli Kendall
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104429
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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.

Round is a Mooncake

Author: Roseanne Thong
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811826761
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As a little girl discovers things round, square, and rectangular in her urban neighborhood, she is reminded of her Chinese American culture.

Literacy Essentials for English Language Learners

Author: Maria Uribe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780807749043
Format: PDF
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Language and literacy instruction in English needs to begin early and continue throughout the elementary years. This new book in the Practitioner's Bookshelf Series provides research-based, best practices for developing language and literacy from kindergarten through 5th grade. Teachers are encouraged to build on ELL students' existing linguistic and cultural background knowledge, to explain the many idiosyncrasies of the English language and U.S. school culture, and to involve students in their own learning, encouraging them to express themselves in many ways including in their native language. The hands-on text features sample lesson plans and children's literature that can be used to help ELL students develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in school.

Something Permanent

Author: Walker Evans
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152770907
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A collection of poetry accompanied by photographs documenting the country during the Great Depression

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395901250
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In this version of the familiar song, the reader is asked to guess which animal comes next by looking through a peep hole.