The Literacy Gaps

Author: Ivannia Soto-Hinman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452239142
Format: PDF, ePub
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Build bridges of support so English language learners and standard English learners can learn alongside their peers! This comprehensive, research-based guide helps teachers bridge multiple gaps and promote learning for English language learners (ELLs) and standard English learners (SELs). The authors provide strategies, examples, and tools to address: The gap between students and texts: covering word recognition, background knowledge, comprehension, and academic language development The gap between students and teachers: including sociocultural differences between teachers and students and teacher perceptions and expectations The gap between students and their peers: discussing language proficiency differences, grouping strategies, and grade-level and schoolwide programs

Moving From Spoken to Written Language With ELLs

Author: Ivannia Soto
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280312
Format: PDF
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Mastering spoken language is the key to writing success for English Language Learning ELLs struggle to meet the writing demands of the Common Core State Standards. In this book, ELL expert Ivannia Soto demonstrates how oral language development is the key to building writing skills. She offers educators a powerful set of tools for implementation at both classroom and policy levels, including: • Exciting spoken techniques such as Socratic Seminar, Frayer model and Think-Pair-Share that build vocabulary and extend into academic writing • Approaches to teaching three essential styles of writing: argumentative, procedural, and narrative • Sample lesson plans and graphic organizer templates

ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change

Author: Ivannia Soto
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283532
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Experience a day in the life of an ELL What if you could barely understand what your teacher was saying? ELL shadowing helps teachers experience the classroom from the student’s point of view. The author describes how to implement this easily accessible form of professional development, outlines specific strategies for adapting instruction to engage ELLs, and provides supporting videos on a companion website. Benefits include: Increased teacher sensitivity to ELLs’ school experiences A heightened sense of urgency to help ELLs learn academic language and content Improved classroom instruction that spreads throughout schools and districts More engaged students who are more likely to stay in school and reach their potential

Theoretical Models of Learning and Literacy Development

Author: Evan T. Ortlieb
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783508221
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Theoretical Models of Literacy Development highlights the latest theoretical advances in reading, writing, and multiliteracy development. New models are discussed to account for the rapidly changing literacy scene, inclusive of the interdisciplinary nature of literacy and content area learning.

Culturally Proficient Practice

Author: Reyes L. Quezada
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452217297
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With this powerful guide, educators learn how to improve the academic success of English learners by putting culturally proficient practices to work in their classroom and schools.

How to Teach Students Who Don t Look Like You

Author: Bonnie M. Davis
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145228444X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Engage diverse learners in your classroom with culturally responsive instruction! This second edition includes new or expanded coverage of Latino students, ELLs, immigrant students, race, and racial identity, and new coverage of standards-based, culturally responsive lesson planning and instruction, differentiated instruction, RTI, and the Common Core State Standards. Bonnie Davis helps all educators: Tailor instruction to their unique student population Reflect on their cultures and how this shapes their views of the world Cultivate a deeper understanding of race and racism in the U.S. Create culturally responsive instruction Understand how culture affects learning

Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction

Author: Barbara M. Taylor
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462519245
Format: PDF
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"The intent of this handbook is to provide a comprehensive, forward-looking, research-based resource for teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers on the key, inter-connected components of effective literacy instruction. The book is designed so that it is a readily useable resource for pre-service and practicing teachers as well. Every chapter in sections I, II, III, and IV includes substantial suggestions for implementing research-based practices in the classroom and for engaging in professional learning to help teachers increase their effectiveness as literacy instructors. Every chapter in section IV also includes substantial suggestions for fostering collaboration among staff and, when applicable, parents within schools"--

Mastering Academic Language

Author: Debbie Zacarian
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452277850
Format: PDF, ePub
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The achievement gap is a language gap—and you can bridge it! Mastering academic language is the "make or break" skill for school success. This much-needed book shows how teachers can scaffold instruction for students who struggle to learn, speakers of non-standard English, and English learners, helping students from all backgrounds to thrive in school. Readers will find: Practical teaching strategies based on the four key facets of academic language fluency Richly detailed case studies about students’ experiences with academic language across the content areas Guidance on family involvement Thought-provoking study questions, along with performance assessment tools

Academic Language Mastery Culture in Context

Author: Noma LeMoine
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506337864
Format: PDF
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By now it’s a given: if we’re to help our ELLs and SELs access the rigorous demands of today’s content standards, we must cultivate the “code” that drives school success: academic language. Look no further for assistance than this much-anticipated series from Ivannia Soto, in which she invites field authorities Jeff Zwiers, David and Yvonne Freeman, Margarita Calderon, and Noma LeMoine to share every teacher’s need-to-know strategies on the four essential components of academic language. The subject of this volume is culture. Here, Noma LeMoine makes clear once and for all how culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy validates, facilitates, liberates, and empowers ethnically diverse students. With this volume as your roadmap, you’ll learn how to: Implement instructional strategies designed to meet the linguistic and cultural needs of ELLs and SELs Use language variation as an asset in the classroom Recognize and honor prior knowledge, home languages, and cultures The culture and language every student brings to the classroom have vast implications for how to best structure the learning environment. This guidebook will help you get started as early as tomorrow. Better yet, read all four volumes in the series as an all-in-one instructional plan for closing the achievement gap.