Writing Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners K 8

This book helps teachers understand the unique needs of ELLs and promote their achievement by adapting the effective instructional methods teachers already know.

Author: Susan Lenski

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606236680

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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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 teachers 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.

Instructional Assessment of English Language Learners in the K 8 Classroom

This book helps readers master the assessments to be administered to English learners and cover a range of literacy skills deemed necessary for English language acquisition and reproduction, while also assessing the student's literacy ...

Author: Diane K. Brantley

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015066889141

Category: Education

Page: 194

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This classroom-ready resource provides teachers in grades K-8 with specific assessments that can be administered to English language learners within the regular classroom. Long overdue and with a focus on the needs of English language learners (ELLs) within the classroom, Instructional Assessment of English Language Learners is a unique book designed to teach readers the basic concepts of assessing English. Today's education courses place an increasing emphasis on the regular classroom teacher to instruct and assess English language learners. Yet, classroom teachers have few resources available to them in regard to assessing ELLs within their classrooms. This book helps readers master the assessments to be administered to English learners and cover a range of literacy skills deemed necessary for English language acquisition and reproduction, while also assessing the student's literacy skills in their primary language. The overarching goal of this book is to enable teachers to acquire a deep understanding of the value of instructional assessment for ELLs and the importance of evaluating the results to provide the students with immediate, appropriate and meaningful instruction. The book addresses the specific areas of language arts related to the development, acquisition, and reproduction of the English language: oral language development and vocabulary; concepts of print and the alphabetic strategies; word recognition and word identification strategies; reading fluency; reading comprehension; written language development and spelling; content area literacy; procedural knowledge; and problem-solving strategies. The strategies presented in this text are research-based and are known to increase reading comprehension for ELLs.

When English Language Learners Write

She documents the ways they think, the products of their learning, and their progress as writers.

Author: Katharine Davies Samway

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: UOM:39015064865697

Category: Education

Page: 200

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She documents the ways they think, the products of their learning, and their progress as writers.

Transforming Writing Instruction in the Digital Age

Writing instruction and assessment for English language learners, K8. New York
: Guilford Press. Leu, D. J., Jr. (2000). Literacy and technology: Deictic
consequences for literacy education in an information age. In M. L. Kamil, P.
Mosenthal, ...

Author: Thomas DeVere Wolsey

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462504657

Category: Education

Page: 236

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An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and podcasts; and use text messaging and Twitter productively. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on the writing process and the role of writing in content-area learning. Teacher-friendly features include vivid classroom examples, differentiation tips, links to online resources, and reproducible worksheets and forms. The large-size format facilitates photocopying.

Using RTI to Teach Literacy to Diverse Learners K 8

Cross-language relationship between Spanish and English language learners in
bilingual education classrooms. Psychology in ... In G. A. Troia (Ed.), Instruction
and assessment for struggling writers: Evidence-based practices (pp. 113–131).

Author: Sheila Alber-Morgan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452282534

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Practical intervention strategies for diverse learners who struggle with literacy! Covering reading and writing, this book shows K–8 teachers how to build the literacy skills of diverse learners in inclusive classrooms. The author discusses instruction and assessment within a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework and how to provide targeted support to students who may require special attention. The book offers: Specific literacy intervention strategies for each tier in a 3-tier RTI framework Examples of assessments and graphic organizers Brief case studies illustrating how the strategies can be used with students A discussion on using thematic units to integrate reading and writing

The ESL ELL Teacher s Survival Guide

Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language
Learners of All Levels Larry Ferlazzo, Katie Hull Sypnieski ... Academic English
Skills and Vocabulary'' (larryferlazzo .edublogs.org), 134 ''Best Websites for K-12
Writing Instruction Reinforcement'' (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org), 178 BICS (basic
interpersonal communicative skills), 7–8 Big ... 283; initial or diagnostic
assessment of, 278–280; and Persuading My Parents cloze and mimic write, 138
–139 CNN, ...

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118236970

Category: Education

Page: 336

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A much-needed resource for teaching English to all learners The number of English language learners in U.S. schools is projected to grow to twenty-five percent by 2025. Most teachers have English learners in their classrooms, from kindergarten through college. The ESL/ELL Teacher?s Survival Guide offers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students. Provides research-based instructional techniques which have proven effective with English learners at all proficiency levels Offers thematic units complete with reproducible forms and worksheets, sample lesson plans, and sample student assignments The book?s ESL lessons connect to core standards and technology applications This hands-on resource will give all teachers at all levels the information they need to be effective ESL instructors.

Writing Instruction That Works

Steffens, H. J., Dickerson, M. J., Fulweiler, T., 8 Biddle, A. (Eds). (1986). Writers ...
Researching first and second language genre learning: A comparative review
and a look ahead. ... curriculum for secondary English language learners: A case
study. ... World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA). ... Retrieved
from http:// www.wida.us/aboutus/academiclanguage Zickuhr, K., 8 Smith, A. (
2012).

Author: Arthur N. Applebee

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Backed by solid research, Writing Instruction That Works answers the following question: What is writing instruction today and what can it be tomorrow? This up-to-date, comprehensive book identifies areas of concern for the ways that writing is being taught in todays secondary schools. The authors offer far-reaching direction for improving writing instruction that assist both student literacy and subject learning. They provide many examples of successful writing practices in each of the four core academic subjects (English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history), along with guidance for meeting the Common Core standards. The text also includes sections on Technology and the Teaching of Writing and English Language Learners.

Writing Sense

The guide also outlines the classroom conditions necessary for successful writing instruction with English language learners, whether in writing workshop and/or small-group instruction. Kindergarten through grade 8.

Author: Juli Kendall

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571104427

Category: Education

Page: 214

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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.

Effective Instruction for English Language Learners

Offering research-supported strategies that teachers can implement immediately, the book explains how to use content-area texts to support ELLs' growth in eg comprehension, pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, and grammar.

Author: Julie Jacobson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781609182526

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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Motivating lessons designed to improve the content learning and literacy skills of English language learners (ELLs) in K-8. Offering research-supported strategies that teachers can implement immediately, the book explains how to use content-area texts to support ELLs' growth in eg comprehension, pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, and grammar.

Instruction and Assessment for Struggling Writers

This unique book focuses on how to provide effective instruction to K-12 students who find writing challenging, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities or language impairments.

Author: Gary A. Troia

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609180305

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 401

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This unique book focuses on how to provide effective instruction to K-12 students who find writing challenging, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities or language impairments. Prominent experts illuminate the nature of writing difficulties and offer practical suggestions for building students' skills at the word, sentence, and text levels. Topics include writing workshop instruction; strategies to support the writing process, motivation, and self-regulation; composing in the content areas; classroom technologies; spelling instruction for diverse learners; and assessment approaches. Every chapter is grounded in research and geared to the real-world needs of inservice and preservice teachers in general and special education settings.

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners Pre K 2

Offers practical instructional strategies that teachers can use with young English language learners, including coverage of oral language development and instruction, materials, word study, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, assessment, ...

Author:

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593856021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Offers practical instructional strategies that teachers can use with young English language learners, including coverage of oral language development and instruction, materials, word study, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, assessment, and home-school connections.

Teaching English Language Learners

43 Strategies for Successful K-8 Classrooms Michaela Colombo ... implemented
formative assessment provides both teachers and students with an ongoing data
stream that enables them to judge the ... Teaching and learning form an
instructional cycle. ... In applying the coaching analogy analogy to the classroom,
the teacher identifies a learning outcome, such as writing an expository
paragraph, which ...

Author: Michaela Colombo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412980296

Category: Education

Page: 261

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Forty evidence-based strategies for teaching English language learners Ideal as a supplementary text for a variety of courses, a guide for in-service teachers, and for professional development settings, Teaching English Language Learners: 42 Strategies for Successful K-8 Classrooms provides non-ESL teachers of all content areas a broad, practical approach to teaching English language learners in the regular classroom setting. Key Features - TESOL standards for students and teachers are outlined in the first chapter and aligned with the content of the book. - The 42 strategies are divided into 4 key sections: assessment, management, lesson delivery and instruction, and building home-school connections. - Each strategy includes a discussion of underlying theory, a step-by-step procedure for implementation, a description of the strategy in action, and reflection exercises, which can be completed individually or used for in-class discussion.

The Path to Get There

See also English Learners (ELs) language instruction, 3, 116, 117-119 reading
instruction, 45-47 speaking and listening instruction, ... 8-9 Elliott, K., 97 Ellison,
Randy (teacher), 31 English language development (ELD), 16 English Learners (
ELs) characteristics and ... 126-133 responding when students don't understand,
138-142 summative assessment versus, 122 writing to check for understanding, ...

Author: Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771846

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The Common Core State Standards represents a call for all teachers to focus on the literacy learning of their students. Together, these skillsreading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewingcomprise the literacies that students must develop if they are to master content and be successful in college or the workplace. This book will assist content area teachers in understanding the Common Core State Standards that apply to their various courses. Standards in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are explained in detail, including examples of lessons designed to ensure that students master each standard.

Promoting Literacy Development

Reading and English language arts are the primary curricular areas that are the focus of this supplementary text, which provides quick access to the essential instructional literacy strategies"-- Provided by publisher.

Author: Patricia A. Antonacci

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412987080

Category: Education

Page: 299

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"Promoting Literacy Development: 50 Research-Based Strategies for K-8 Learners presents the essential literacy strategies that are used by classroom teachers for teaching reading and writing to children in elementary schools. Intended as a supplement to primary texts that are utilized in the reading methods courses, the proposed book will be used principally in undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. Reading and English language arts are the primary curricular areas that are the focus of this supplementary text, which provides quick access to the essential instructional literacy strategies"-- Provided by publisher.

The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs Fifth Edition

8. Large-scale assessment for accountability will continue to be a way of life, as
Barbara Kapinus (Chapter 10) ... The exponential growth of English Language
Learners in pre-K–12 schools requires teacher support for using new
instructional approaches and programs that help such stu- dents to succeed. ...
Writing instruction and assessment continue to evolve in stressing both process
and product.

Author: Shelley B. Wepner

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772416

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Now in its fifth edition, this popular textbook is still the most comprehensive resource available on the oversight of literacy programs (pre-K–12). Focusing on what literacy leaders need to know and do to meet today’s mandates, experts in the field offer new insights that reflect the nation’s changing policies related to the new Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. It also addresses forthcoming assessments aligned to the common core standards, and new mandates for evaluating teachers and principals. Literacy luminaries provide specific guidelines for all levels of instruction, including selecting and using materials and new technologies, promoting writing, assessing students, evaluating teachers, providing professional development, working with linguistically diverse and struggling learners, working with parents and the community, and evaluating school-wide literacy programs. Book Features: Chapters written by experts who have years of experience working in schools. Real-life examples demonstrate how theories have been applied. Reflective questions and project assignments in each chapter allow readers to relate ideas to their own situations. Connections across chapters and directions for future considerations help summarize and synthesize information. Contributors: Moises Aguirre, Kathryn H. Au, Rita M. Bean, M. Susan Burns, Jill Castek, Patricia A. Edwards, Douglas Fisher, Elena Forzani, Nancy Frey, Jennifer L. Goeke, James V. Hoffman, Barbara Kapinus, Clint Kennedy, Julie K. Kidd, Diane Lapp, Donald J. Leu, Maryann Mraz, Jeanne R. Paratore, Taffy E. Raphael, Kristen D. Ritchey, Adrian Rodgers, Emily M. Rodgers, Misty Sailors, Elizabeth V. Strode, Jacquelyn S. Sweeney, Jo Anne L. Vacca, Richard T. Vacca, Jaime Madison Vasquez, Jean Payne Vintinner, MaryEllen Vogt “Only the most valuable of academic texts gets to a fifth edition. . . . If I were to do a column ‘What’s Hot in Literacy/Reading Texts,’ this volume would undoubtedly be at the top of the list.” —From the Foreword by Jack Cassidy, past president, International Reading Association “This fifth edition is a timely and most welcome addition to my professional library. This book is a ‘must’ in a time when it is essential for literacy leaders to keep up with the fast pace of what is happening in the field of reading. Wepner, Strickland, and Quatroche are exceptional educators and researchers who bring together some of the leading literacy experts to address issues that are so critical in this age of common core state standards. This is a ‘must-have’ book for anyone involved in overseeing literacy programs at school, district, and state levels.” —Linda Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education, Clemson University and co-editor of Reading Research Quarterly Shelley B. Wepner is a dean and professor in the School of Education of Manhattanville College. Dorothy S. Strickland is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education, emerita, at Rutgers University. Diana J. Quatroche is a professor and chair of the Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education in the Bayh College of Education at Indiana State University.

Developing Content Area Literacy

Forty evidenced-based strategies for integrating literacy instruction into the content areas Providing unique content on assessment, differentiated instruction, technology, and reflective practice, Developing Content Area Literacy, Second ...

Author: Patricia A. Antonacci

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483347653

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Forty evidenced-based strategies for integrating literacy instruction into the content areas Providing unique content on assessment, differentiated instruction, technology, and reflective practice, Developing Content Area Literacy, Second Edition is designed to help busy middle school and secondary teachers meet the challenge of addressing the literacy learning needs of all students, including English language learners. Each of the 40 evidence-based strategies is organized around eight essential areas of literacy instruction: academic vocabulary, reading fluency, narrative text, informational text, media and digital literacies, informational writing, critical thinking, and independent learning. Each topic has five strategies from which to choose, giving teachers ample variety to meet the diverse needs of the classroom.

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

... 43 - 60 Instructional Assessment of English Language Learners in the K - 8
Classroom ( Brantley ) , 221 instructional ... 207 – 8 , 214 - 15 intake assessment ,
198 interactive lessons , 44 interactive writing , 171 - 76 intermediate advanced ...

Author: Nancy Cloud

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:39015080816534

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners turns hundreds of ELL studies into dozens of strategies for regular classroom instruction. Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee, and Else Hamayan have examined the research evidence to determine what works for ELLs. They recommend best practices for teaching English learners to read and write from emergent literacy to primary school and on through middle school and include helpful features that make the research directly accessible to all teachers.

Teaching English Language Learners

Literacy Strategies and Resources for K-6 Shelley Hong Xu. ChaPTEr 8
insTrucTion for graMMar During the first week of the school year, the fourth-grade
teachers at Pacific View Elementary School discussed their students' writing ...

Author: Shelley Hong Xu

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606239650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Grounded in research and practical expertise, this volume helps K–6 teachers skillfully support all of their English language learners (ELLs)—from a single student to an entire classroom. Ideas for teaching ELLs across different grade and proficiency levels include ways to link instruction to students’ lived experiences, use a variety of motivating print and electronic texts and materials, engage families, and conduct effective assessments. Chapters are packed with tools and activities for promoting ELLs’ development in oral language, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and grammar. Handy reproducibles and “Voice from the Classroom” teacher vignettes enhance the utility of the book.

The ELL Writer

Language identity and language ownership: Lin— guistic conflicts of first—year
university writing students. In P. K Matsuda, M. Cox, I. Iordan, 8: C. Ortmeier—
Hooper (Eds.), The critical sourcebook on second-lan— guage writing in the
composition classroom (pp. 954108). ... Assessment in the second language
writing classroom. ... Explicitly teaching strategies, skills, and knowledge in
writing instruction ...

Author: Christina Ortmeier-Hooper

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771785

Category: Education

Page: 216

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“By respecting the intelligence of multilingual writers, this book helps teachers capitalize on the resources those students bring into the classroom. District secondary curriculum coordinators should make sure every teacher in every discipline has this book, and every university course about secondary teaching should require it.” —Randy Bomer, University of Texas at Austin This resource for secondary school ELA and ELL teachers brings together compelling insights into student experiences, current research, and strategies for building an inclusive writing curriculum.The ELL Writerexpands the current conversation on the literacy needs of adolescent English learners by focusing on their writing approaches, their texts, and their needs as student writers. Vivid portraits look at tangible moments within these students’ lives that depict not only the difficulties but also the possibilities that they bring with them into the classroom. The case studies are complemented by findings from current research studies by second-language writing specialists that will inform today’s classroom teachers. Book Features: Activities, writing prompts, and teaching tips to support ELL learning in mainstream classes. Personal stories and voices of ELL writers, along with examples of student writing. A focus on teacher responses, revision strategies, and assignment design. Clear connections between current research, student experiences, and the classroom. Christina Ortmeier-Hooperis an assistant professor of English at the University of New Hampshire.

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms English Language Arts Grades 6 8

Karen devotes the next part of the unit to teaching students how to paraphrase
and effectively use quotations in their research. ... engage in conversations about
the textual characteristics of gothic stories, read and act Poe's short story, and
write their own short stories. Throughout this five-week unit, readers witness how
the teacher is continually assessing his students' progress and making ... Below
are the contributors and their content topics for the K8 English language arts
series.

Author: Margo Gottlieb

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452234809

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Make every student fluent in the language of learning. The Common Core and ELD standards provide pathways to academic success through academic language. Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and professional learning communities can: Design and implement thematic units for learning Draw from content and language standards to set targets for all students Examine standards-centered materials for academic language Collaborate in planning instruction and assessment within and across lessons Consider linguistic and cultural resources of the students Create differentiated content and language objectives Delve deeply into instructional strategies involving academic language Reflect on teaching and learning