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  • A Handbook for Improving Education for ELLs Through Comprehensive School Reform
    The Ed. Alliance Brown University This handbook provides support for Comprehensive School Reform and NCLB in ways that address the needs of ELLs
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  • Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers
    by Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman - Many middle school and high school students are recent immigrants or long-term English language learners who struggle with the academic language needed to read content-area textbooks and write papers for their classes. Likewise, many native speakers of English find content-area classes a challenge. Secondary teachers have little time to teach academic reading and writing skills because they must cover a great deal of content in their social studies, science, math, or language arts classes
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  • Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges From Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement
    Our own Margo Gottlieb of the IRC receives high praise for her new book, Corwin Press, publisher. Student assessment is the cornerstone of standards-based education. For the growing population of English Language Learners, however, measuring their acquisition and learning is a multifaceted process. This well-documented text examines the unique needs of English Language Learners and describes strategies for implementing instructional assessment of language and content. Kudos Margo for a sorely needed resource.
    A Corwin Product:Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges From Language Proficiency to Academic AchievementMargo Gottlieb. With both depth and breadth, this practical resource covers how to equitably and comprehensively assess the language proficiency and academic achievement of English language learners.
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  • Balancing Reading and Language Learning
    Outstanding Resource for Teaching English Language Learners, K–5 Combining the best classroom practices and research on teaching reading and language acquisition, Mary Cappellini integrates effective reading instruction with effective language instruction. Through the framework of a balanced reading program, she emphasizes the importance of constantly listening for and assessing children's language and reading strategies during read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading, including literature circles.
    Stenhouse books and videos help K-12 teachers deepen their professional knowledge and build their students' skills as readers, writers, and thinkers.
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  • Change My Life Forever: Giving Voice to English Language Learners
    As a public school staff developer in New York's Chinatown, Maureen Barbieri realized that the 1400 students in her new middle school had stories to tell, questions to ask, and opinions to share. Their challenge was adapting to a new home and a new language. Hers was helping them use English literacy skills to bridge their memories of China to their hopes for the future, as they came to value both their old and their new cultures. Through case studies and classroom vignettes Barbieri reveals the power of literacy to change students' perspectives and give them hope.
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  • Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners
    The research-based strategies from Classroom Instruction That Works are applied to teaching English language learners to help educators raise the achievement levels of these students. Hill and Flynn examine nine types of instructional strategies that maximize learning that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level
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  • Closing the Achievement Gap: How to Reach Limited-Formal-Schooling and Long-Term English Learners
    by Sandra P. Mercuri, Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman - Struggling older English learners pose a real challenge for educators. Some of these students are new arrivals with limited or interrupted schooling. Others have been in and out of ESL and bilingual programs in this country since kindergarten, but have never succeeded academically. This book provides research-based practices and comprehensive examples from three teachers.
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  • Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners
    Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove Rec. by Jim Cummins "This new resource is exceptionally timely. The book provides educators with a much-needed road map for making true collaboration and co-teaching a reality. At a time when schools are facing limited resources and more demand for improved student performance, the effective instructional approaches in this book are essential for educators and English language learners alike."—Jana Echevarria
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  • Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students Grades 2-6
    This book by Ruth Swinney and Patricia Velasco focuses on increasing teachers’ expertise in developing all students’ academic language. Included are graphic organizers, sample lesson plans, and reproducibles. The editorial reviews strongly applaud the effectiveness of this resource.
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  • Differentiating Literacy for English Learners: A DVD and Instructional Booklet
    To ensure every English learner learns and understands content area curriculum, the renowned author team of Carol Rothenberg and Douglas Fisher presents teachers and staff development trainers with Differentiating Literacy for English Learners: A DVD and Instructional Booklet. Their new DVD features eleven examples of exemplary content area instruction to help teachers implement effective lesson plans that include both content area objectives and language development–essential to learning content area coursework.
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  • Diverse Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
    by Reynaldo Ramirez, Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman - Strategies for Supporting ALL Students Across Content Areas--English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Gifted/Talented Students Diverse Learners in Mainstream Classrooms presents research-based and classroom-based approaches for working effectively with diverse students across the content areas. Written in a reader-friendly, accessible style, it provides everything from the big picture to the everyday details teachers want.
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  • Educating English Language Learners: Implementing Instructional Practices
    National Council of La Raza Publication: This publication is part of a three-guide series created to help schools develop their capacity to provide appropriate curricula, instruction, and assessment for English language learners (ELLs), and increase educators' awareness of how to access relevant resources. This guide is designed for teachers, academic coaches, staff developers, and school leaders and provides instructional strategies, techniques, and guidelines to engage ELLs and other diverse learners.
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  • Empower English Language Learners With Tools From the Web
    Author Lori Langer de Ramirez This timely, user-friendly book provides inservice and preservice ESL teachers with the background and tools needed to implement Web 2.0 technologies in their classes today. The ELLs in these classrooms will benefit from learning English (and content) through rich and motivating technologies such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, visual media, social networking, and Second Life. Designed for teachers who need some guidance in using technology as a teaching tool, this handbook is very easy to follow and provides step by step instructions for even the most inexperienced 'digital (non) natives'!" —Holly Hansen-Thomas
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  • English Language Learners Day by Day: A Complete Guide to Literacy, Content-Area, and Language Instruction K-6
    by Christina M. Celic English Language Learners Day by Day, K-6 recognizes the challenges teachers face when working with English language learners, and responds with realistic and practical solutions. Drawing on a rich blend of research findings and classroom experiences, this bible on ELL instruction will help mainstream and preservice teachers, as well as ESL and bilingual specialists, better understand how they can make their classrooms a place where English language learners thrive.
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  • English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom
    Strengthen mathematical understandings and academic vocabulary with standards-based strategies! Whether you teach mathematics in a contained elementary classroom, as a specialized math teacher, or as an ELL teacher, this new resource will help you meet the needs of your English Language Learners. Highly recommended by Cristina Sanchez-Lopez, the IRC math consultant.
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  • English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work
    This learner-empowering text by Larry Ferlazzo offers educators a five-step methodology for teaching that builds on students' assets rather than viewing ELLs through the typical lens of "deficits". The five principles around which the process revolves are: building relationships, accessing prior knowledge through student stories, developing student leadership, learning by doing, and reflection. The book emphasizes "high-order" thinking skills. In addition to providing detailed lessons, the book shares a framework teachers can use to create their own lessons, and it shows how to take advantage of technology and games as teaching tools.
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  • English Language Learners: The Essential Guide (Theory and Practice)
    David Freeman and Yvonne Freeman, two of the leading experts on English language learning show mainstream teachers in a variety of settings how to support language growth through content areas, organize curriculum around themes, draw on primary language and culture, emphasize meaningful reading and writing, and develop academic language. Scenarios from classrooms at different grade levels show teachers how to implement effective practices for meeting the needs of their English language learners. For use with Grades K–12.
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  • English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking
    Deep understanding, critical thinking, subject knowledge, and control of academic literacy are goals we have for all our students. 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.Strongly recommended by Jim Cummins
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  • Implementing the SIOP Model Through Effective Professional Development and Coaching
    Trusted by more than 350,000 educators, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®) Model provides the key to best practices for teaching English learners. Now, in response to the overwhelming success of the SIOP® Model, the renowned author team has crafted a fresh, indispensable resource for educators, Implementing the SIOP® Model through Effective Professional Development and Coaching.This bookempowers teachers, professional development coordinators, coaches, and administrators with complete access to the “how” and “why” of the SIOP® Model—from getting started to sustaining the program—all in one place to meet your professional development and coaching needs.
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  • Improving Adolescent Literacy: Content Area Strategies at Work, 3rd Edition
    This guide by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey is packed with real classroom examples of specific teaching strategies in action and features a focus on working with English language learners and struggling readers, ideas for using different technologies to enhance teaching, an up-to-date research base of current sources of support and additional reading, and an excellent assessment chapter showing how various formal and informal assessments can be used in the classroom.
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