Scaffolding the Academic Success of Adolescent English Language Learners

Author: Aida Walqui
Publisher: Wested
ISBN: 0914409751
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

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.

Scaffolding the Academic Success of Adolescent English Language Learners

Author: Aída Walqui
Publisher:
ISBN: 091440928X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: English language

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.

English Language Learners and the New Standards

Author: Margaret Heritage
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 1612508014
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In English Language Learners and the New Standards, three leading scholars present a clear vision and practical suggestions for helping teachers engage ELL students in simultaneously learning subject-area content, analytical practices, and language. This process requires three important shifts in our perspective on language and language learning--from an individual activity to a socially engaged activity; from a linear process aimed at correctness and fluency, to a developmental process focused on comprehension and communication; and from a separate area of instruction to an approach that embeds language development in subject-area activities.In English Language Learners and the New Standards, the authors:Clarify the skills and knowledge teachers need to integrate content knowledge and language development.Show how teachers can integrate formative assessment in ongoing teaching and learning.Discuss key leverage points and stress points in using interim and summative assessments with ELLs.Provide classroom vignettes that illustrate key practices.Finally, the authors explain the theories and research that underlie their vision and examine the role of policy in shaping pedagogy and assessment for ELL students.

Academic Success for English Language Learners

Author: Patricia A. Richard-Amato
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0131899104
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Balancing conceptual foundations with practical strategies, the book's four-part format includes chapters written by some of the field's most respected researchers and teachers. It offers a solid repertoire of techniques for creating a positive instructional environment. *Part I: Theoretical Considerations -- Presents a variety of ideas to stimulate thinking and help teachers develop their own theories of practice. *Part II: Sociocultural Issues and Implications -- Focus on sociocultural concerns and their implications in the classroom. *Part III: The Classroom: Instruction and Assessment Practices -- Presents a wide range of pedagogical and classroom management strategies. *Part IV: Readings In Specific Content Area -- Relates many of the preceding strategies and issues to specific content areas across grade levels, including math, literature, social studies, science, physical education, music and art.

Language Curriculum Design

Author: I.S.P Nation
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135204075
Release Date: 2009-09-10
Genre: Education

Crystal-clear and comprehensive yet concise, this text describes the steps involved in the curriculum design process, elaborates and justifies these steps, and provides opportunities for practicing and applying them. The description of the steps is done at a general level so that they can be applied in a wide range of particular circumstances. The process comes to life through plentiful examples of actual applications of the steps. Each chapter includes: examples from the authors’ experience and from published research tasks that encourage readers to relate the steps to their own experience case studies and suggestions for further reading that put readers in touch with others’ experience Curriculum, or course, design is largely a 'how-to-do-it' activity that involves the integration of knowledge from many of the areas in the field of Applied Linguistics, such as language acquisition research, teaching methodology, assessment, language description, and materials production. Combining sound research/theory with state-of-the-art practice, Language Curriculum Design is widely applicable for ESL/EFL language education courses around the world.

Teaching with Purpose

Author: John E. Penick
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9780873552530
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

Science for English Language Learners brings you the best practices from different but complementary fields of science education and English language teaching, integrating the two. The book is designed so you can easily dip in and out of the topics you want. It’s organized into four sections.

Entertaining an Elephant

Author: Bill McBride
Publisher: Under One Roof
ISBN: 0965625400
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Fiction

A poignant story of a 15 year veteran teacher who has lost his ability to touch the lives of today's kids. Through the help of an unlikely hero, he finds his love of teaching again.

Background Knowledge

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: PSU:000067201037
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey help you develop lasting subject-area understanding with ideas for modeling, guided practice, productive group work, and independent work that effectively engage adolescents. You'll learn to: distinguish incidental knowledge from core background knowledge; check students' understanding prior to a unit with tools such as opinionnaires, interest surveys, and anticipation guides; model how to activate and apply prior knowledge so kids can wrestle with new content; build up students' background knowledge through virtual fieldtrips, YouTube, guest experts, and more; and provide collaborative ways for students to develop expertise, show what they know, and own their learning. --From publisher's description.

Reflective Teaching

Author: Kenneth M. Zeichner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135037840
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Education

This popular text provides a clear, succinct explanation of how reflection is integral to teachers’ understandings of themselves, their practice, and their context, and elaborates how various conceptions of reflective teaching differ from one another. The emphasis on the importance of both self and context is embedded within distinct and varied educational traditions (conservative, progressive, radical, and spiritual). Throughout the text the reader is encouraged to examine his/her assumptions and understandings of teaching, learning, and schooling and to reflect on self and context. The major goal of this book is to help teachers explore and define their own positions with regard to key topics and issues related to the aims of education in a democratic society. Its core message is that such reflection is essential to becoming more skilled, more capable, and in general better teachers. New in the Second Edition: Underscores use of critical educational texts and film to encourage reflection; highlights emotional features of teaching and reflection; addresses spiritual/contemplative domains in educational traditions; Companion Website.

The Latino Education Crisis

Author: Patricia C. Gandara
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067403127X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

Will the United States have an educational caste system in 2030? Drawing on both extensive demographic data and compelling case studies, this powerful book reveals the depths of the educational crisis looming for Latino students, the nationâe(tm)s largest and most rapidly growing minority group.Richly informative and accessibly written, The Latino Education Crisis describes the cumulative disadvantages faced by too many children in the complex American school systems, where one in five students is Latino. Many live in poor and dangerous neighborhoods, attend impoverished and underachieving schools, and are raised by parents who speak little English and are the least educated of any ethnic group.The effects for the families, the community, and the nation are sobering. Latino children are behind on academic measures by the time they enter kindergarten. And while immigrant drive propels some to success, most never catch up. Many drop out of high school and those who do go on to collegeâe"often ill prepared and overworkedâe"seldom finish.Revealing and disturbing, The Latino Education Crisis is a call to action and will be essential reading for everyone involved in planning the future of American schools.

CalTPA Preparation Guide

Author: Lynda R. Williams
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133071948
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Education

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. By demystifying the enormity of the CalTPA assessment and the demands candidates face in preparing for these required tests, Williams, Guillaume and Ponder, all trained CalTPA assessors and instructors, have written the CalTPA Prep Guide using only the clearest, most accessible language, in a voice that speaks directly to reader. This first edition guide will successfully prepare candidates for a multiple-subject and single-subject credential in California to organize, articulate and demonstrate their knowledge on all four of the CalTPA tasks in a clear and concise manner. Filled with activities and engaging exercises to help, the guide also provides practical writing strategies and tips for organization to enhance the credential candidate's performance on the CalTPA. Flexible and precise, this guide can be used by candidates in any credential program, whether candidates pursue the CalTPA through a series of courses at their program, or are expected to complete it independently. Once the access code is activated, the subscription is valid for six months.

Culture and Power in the Classroom

Author: Antonia Darder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317261742
Release Date: 2015-11-30
Genre: Social Science

This is a timely second edition of the enormously significant book which changed how teachers and community activists view their own practice. This edition concludes with personal essays by teachers, professors, and community activists explaining the direct impact which Culture and Power in the Classroom has had on their lives. Unlike many texts that discuss educational failure, this book provides a historical context for understanding underachievement in our nation. Thoroughly revised to include the new thinking on diversity and learning, this edition includes a new chapter on assessment and the brain. This second edition will be welcomed by previous and new readers alike, and will help influence the approach of a new generation of teachers, whether they are based in schools, colleges or community centres.

Bicultural Parent Engagement

Author: Edward M. Olivos
Publisher:
ISBN: 0807752649
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

This book examines how commonly applied approaches to parent involvement in schools do not easily transfer to bilingual and bicultural families. The authors, respected scholars in the field of educational equity, challenge commonly accepted boundaries of bicultural parent involvement. They provide real-life examples, practical strategies, discussion questions and suggestions for ensuring that schools welcome and value bicultural families. This timely resources is a hopeful vision of what authentic and democratic parent engagement can become, and how parents can be transformative change agents for their children and their schools.

Reading for Understanding

Author: Ruth Schoenbach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118234525
Release Date: 2012-06-15
Genre: Education

"As elegantly practical as it is theoretically elegant. It is a guided tour, as one examines the tools of expert teachers as they engage students in a journey that is aptly dubbed Reading Apprenticeship?learning how to become a savvy, strategic reader under the tutelage of thoughtful, caring, and demanding teachers.? P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley, and founding editor of the Handbook of Reading Research. Reading for Understanding is a monumental achievement. It was a monumental achievement when it came out as a first edition in 1999, bringing years of rigorous reading research together in a framework for teaching that made sense in actual secondary school classrooms. Now, just thirteen years later, Schoenbach and Greenleaf have several randomized clinical trials and multiple on-going studies at their fingertips to demonstrate the effects of this approach for developing the reading and thinking of young people in our nation?s middle and high school classrooms, as well as in community college classrooms. Their careful work on developing disciplinary literacy among all students represents a passion for and commitment to supporting students?and their teachers?in reading for understanding, which translates to reading for enjoyment, self-awareness, learning, and for purposeful and informed action in our society. ?Elizabeth Moje, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Education, University of Michigan Reading Apprenticeship has proven to be an inspiration to Renton Technical College faculty and students alike. They have learned together to view themselves as readers in transformative ways, as they embrace powerful techniques to increase reading comprehension. The ideas and strategies in Reading for Understanding anchor this new and broad-based energy around reading and an enthusiasm among our faculty to model effective reading strategies for our students. ?Steve Hanson, President, Renton Technical College, Renton, Washington Reading for Understanding has the finest blend I have seen of research, strategies, and classroom vignettes to deepen teacher learning and help them connect the dots between theory and practice. ?Curtis Refior, Content Area Literacy Coach, Fowlerville Community Schools, Fowlerville, Michigan A teacher-tested, research-based resource for dramatically improving reading skills Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading independence to master subject area textbooks and other material. Based on the Reading Apprenticeship program, which three rigorous "gold standard" research studies have shown to be effective in raising students' reading achievement Presents a clear framework for improving the reading and subject area learning of all students, including English learners, students with special needs, as well as those in honors and AP courses Provides concrete tools for classroom use and examples from a range of classrooms Presents a clear how-to for teachers implementing the subject area literacies of the Common Core Standards Reading for Understanding proves it's never too late for teachers and students to work together to boost literacy, engagement, and achievement.

A Guide to Online Course Design

Author: Tina Stavredes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118791387
Release Date: 2013-12-16
Genre: Education

A Guide to Online Course Design offers faculty and professional staff a practical and easy-to-follow model for creating exceptional online courses that focuses on quality standards in instructional design, transparency in learning outcomes, and learner persistence. A comprehensive resource, the book includes effective, research-based instructional strategies to motivate online learners and help them become more self-directed. A Guide to Online Course Design emphasizes quality standards and removing barriers to learners’ persistence, which ensures online courses meet the needs of online learners as well as distance education initiatives. “All faculty members and course designers, regardless of experience level, content background, or technology skills, can benefit from applying the approaches defined in this book. The authors have imparted a wealth of knowledge that can improve the quality of any online class and I highly recommend this book for all those involved with online learning.” - Anton G. Camarota, faculty, University of Denver “Anyone involved in developing online courses should read this book! Packed with great insights and the research to back them up, Stavredes and Herder guide readers with practical information that will support online course development.” - Brenda Boyd, director of professional development and consulting, Quality Matters Program “The blend of theory and application makes A Guide to Online Course Design and indispensable resource for any professional seeking to create high quality, outcomes-based learning experiences. I loved the action steps that close each chapter, as they lead the reader through the entire process of course design from analysis to implementation.” - Kathe Kacheroski, dean of curriculum and instruction, Rasmussen College