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

View: 8947

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

View: 9508

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

View: 8648

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.

How to Teach English Language Learners

Effective Strategies from Outstanding Educators, Grades K-6

Author: Diane Haager,Janette K. Klingner,Terese C. Aceves

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470555521

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2101

This hands-on book offers teachers a much-needed resource that will help maximize learning for English Language Learners (ELLs). How to Teach English Language Learners draws on two wide-ranging teacher quality studies and profiles eight educators who have achieved exceptional results with their ELL students. Through highly readable portraits, the authors take readers into these teachers' classrooms, illustrating richly what it is they do differently that yields such great results from English learners. Because most teachers profiled work within a three-tiered Response-to-Intervention framework, the book shows how to implement RTI effectively with ELLs—from providing general reading instruction for the entire classroom to targeted interventions with struggling students. Written by noted ELL educators Diane Haager, Janette K. Klingner, and Terese Aceves, How to Teach English Language Learners is filled with inspiring success stories, teaching tips, activities, discussion questions, and reflections from these outstanding teachers.

English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking

Learning in the Challenge Zone

Author: Pauline Gibbons

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325012032

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 3045

"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.

Becoming Scientists

Inquiry-Based Teaching in Diverse Classrooms, Grades 3-5

Author: Rusty Bresser,Sharon Fargason

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109951

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 5861

Most important to being a good science teacher is holding the expectation that all students can be scientists and think critically. Providing a thinking curriculum is especially important for those children in diverse classrooms who have been underserved by our educational system. OCo Becoming Scientists. Good science starts with a question, perhaps from the teacher at the start of a science unit or from the children as they wonder what makes a toy car move, how food decomposes, or why leaves change color. Using inquiry science, children discover answers to their questions in the same way that scientists doOCothey design experiments, make predictions, observe and describe, offer and test explanations, and share their conjectures with others. In essence, they construct their own understanding of how the world works through experimentation, reflection, and discussion. Look into real classrooms where teachers practice inquiry science and engage students in the science and engineering practices outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards. Rusty Bresser and Sharon Fargason show teachers how to do the following: Build on students' varied experiences, background knowledge, and readiness; Respond to the needs of students with varying levels of English language proficiency; Manage a diverse classroom during inquiry science exploration; Facilitate science discussions; Deepen their own science content knowledge. As the authors state, Inquiry science has little to do with textbooks and lectures and everything to do with our inherent need as a species to learn about and reflect on the world around us. Join your students on a journey of discovery as you explore your world via inquiry."

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

View: 4837

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.

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

View: 1148

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!

Learning to Learn in a Second Language

Author: Pauline Gibbons

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780435087852

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 7234

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.

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

View: 7164

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

View: 6179

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.

Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners

Research, Theory, Policy, and Practice

Author: Wayne E. Wright

Publisher: Caslon Publishing

ISBN: 9781934000151

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 8807

Provides information on demographic changes in U. S. schools; language and literacy education; program models; instruction and assessment approaches, methods, and strategies; Common Core and English language proficiency standards and accountability requirements. Includes a companion website.

Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

Author: Adrienne L. Herrell,Michael L. Jordan

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133000877

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 8633

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.

Strategies for Success with English Language Learners

Author: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416603832

Category: Education

Page: 554

View: 9802

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.

Teaching English Learners and Immigrant Students in Secondary Schools

Author: Christian Faltis,Cathy Coulter

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131192416

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 6905

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.

Unlocking English Learners' Potential

Strategies for Making Content Accessible

Author: Diane Staehr Fenner,Sydney Snyder

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506352987

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1567

NEW! Unlocking English Learners' Potential Strategies for Making Content Accessible Diane Staehr Fenner, Sydney Snyder Foreword by Lydia Breiseth A once-in-a-generation text for assisting a new generation of students Content teachers and ESOL teachers, take special note: if you're looking for a single resource to help your English learners meet the same challenging content standards as their English-proficient peers, your search is complete. Just dip into this toolbox of strategies, examples, templates, and activities from ELL authorities Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder. The best part? No prior training assumed! You'll find inside every last how-to including: * How to scaffold instruction across content and grade levels * How to build background knowledge * How to analyze text through close reading and text dependent questions * How to promote oral language and vocabulary development * How to evaluate and use formative assessment $29.95, 320 pages, D17100-978-1-5063-5277-0

Writing Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners K-8

Author: Susan Davis Lenski,Frances Verbruggen

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606236660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 6917

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.

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

View: 1443

With examples, checklists, and more, this instructional model helps educators address language development in a regular classroom while supporting ELLs in learning academic content.