Assessing English Language Learners

Assessing English Language Learners Author Margo Gottlieb
ISBN-10 9781452239682
Year 2006-01-06
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Discover how to bridge the gap between equitably assessing linguistic and academic performance! This well-documented text examines the unique needs of the growing population of English language learners (ELLs) and describes strategies for implementing instructional assessment of language and content. With both depth and breadth, the author articulates how to equitably and comprehensively assess the language proficiency and academic achievement of ELLs. Both practicing and aspiring educators will benefit from: Rubrics, charts, checklists, surveys, and other ready-to-use tools Professional development activities An integrated approach to teaching standards, language, and content Guidance on how best to address standardized testing and grading

Making Mathematics Accessible to English Learners

Making Mathematics Accessible to English Learners Author John Carr
ISBN-10 9780914409687
Year 2009
Pages 113
Language en
Publisher WestEd
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This practical book helps middle and high school mathematics teachers effectively reach English learners in their classrooms. Designed for teachers who have had limited preparation for teaching mathematics to English learners, the guide offers an integrated approach to teaching mathematics content and English language skills, including guidance on best instructional practices from the field, powerful and concrete strategies for teaching mathematics content along with academic language, and sample lesson scenarios that can be implemented immediately in any mathematics class. It includes: Rubrics to help teachers identify the most important language skills at five ELD levels Practical guidance and tips from the field Seven scaffolding strategies for differentiating instruction Seven tools to promote mathematical language Assessment techniques and accommodations to lower communication barriers for English learners Three integrated lesson scenarios demonstrating how to combine and embed these various strategies, tools, techniques, and approaches Chapter topics include teaching inquiry-based mathematics, understanding first and second language development, teaching the language of mathematics, scaffolding mathematics learning, and applying strategies in the classroom.

Common Language Assessment for English Learners

Common Language Assessment for English Learners Author Margo Gottlieb
ISBN-10 9781936764310
Year 2011-07-01
Pages 132
Language en
Publisher Solution Tree Press
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Learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate common language assessments for your English learners. With this step-by-step guide, teachers, school leaders, and administrators will find organizing principles, lead questions, and action steps all directing you toward collaborative assessment. Yield meaningful information for and about EL learning preferences, build student self-assessment, and inform your instructional decision making based on reliable results.

Breaking Through

Breaking Through Author Margarita Calderon
ISBN-10 9781936765379
Year 2012-05-14
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Solution Tree Press
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Utilizing new research and field studies, this book provides a whole-school approach to helping English learners achieve academically while they learn English. Discover why ELs learn better when language, literacy, and subject matter are integrated, and learn how to prepare all teachers in a school to meet the needs of this growing student population.

Teacher Teams That Get Results

Teacher Teams That Get Results Author Gayle H. Gregory
ISBN-10 9781452280783
Year 2007-01-02
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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A comprehensive set of tools for achieving lasting results and sustaining a professional learning community! To help sustain the ongoing success of professional learning communities, this comprehensive resource provides an illustrated collection of ready-to-use tools and examples of plans in action for results-oriented faculty and staff meetings. Demonstrating how to use each of the 61 strategies, the authors show you how to: Create a growth-oriented climate that encourages feedback and builds trust Share knowledge and skills to expand and optimize results Build resilience, develop creative solutions, and manage change Determine priorities and create excellence when setting goals, tying data to practice, and analyzing results

Handbook of School Improvement

Handbook of School Improvement Author Joseph Blase
ISBN-10 9781412979979
Year 2010-03-30
Pages 203
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Capturing insights from 20 successful principals, this illuminating book presents real-world strategies that help school leaders refine their administrative skills and generate dramatic improvements in schoolwide achievement.

The Parallel Curriculum Multimedia Kit

The Parallel Curriculum  Multimedia Kit Author Carol Ann Tomlinson
ISBN-10 1412976367
Year 2009-09-22
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Corwin
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Use the PCM model to help educators refine their understanding of a high-quality, comprehensive curriculum! Demonstrate how the Parallel Curriculum Model (PCM) can enhance curriculum and dramatically improve learning and achievement for diverse groups of students. Using this comprehensive multimedia kit, you will be able to lead discussions about: The four parallels of curriculum: Core Curriculum, Curriculum of Connections, Curriculum of Practice, and Curriculum of Identity Lesson units that include some or all four parallels 11 key components for high-quality curriculum design and implementation The Ascending Intellectual Demand (AID) concept for supporting student development Assessment as a vital PCM practice Includes: DVD (69 min.), Facilitator’s Guide, CD-ROM, Companion Book

Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don t Grow Dendrites

Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don t Grow Dendrites Author Marcia L. Tate
ISBN-10 9781452280301
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Brain-based strategies turn reluctant readers into motivated learners! Building on Marcia Tate’s successful “dendrite-growing” teaching strategies, Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites contains 300 instructional activities and brain-compatible literacy. Newly consistent with Common Core State Standards, this resource offers hands-on techniques to help teach reading in relevant, motivating, and engaging ways. Activities cover literacy instruction including: Phonemic awareness Phonics and vocabulary instruction Text comprehension Reading authentically, widely, and strategically Writing strategically Creating, critiquing, and discussing texts Conducting research Using technological resources Respecting diversity in language Participating in literary communities Using language to accomplish purposes

Co Teaching and Technology

Co Teaching and Technology Author Marilyn Friend
ISBN-10 9781938539022
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 6
Language en
Publisher National Professional Resources, Inc/Dude Publishing
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With the expansion of co-teaching as a means to improve student outcomes, technology can be an invaluable resource. Co-teachers need to plan collaboratively, jointly implement lesson plans, and cooperatively assess student progress. This reference guide provides practical strategies on how technology can facilitate co-planning, expedite sharing of student data, and streamline many other tasks that ultimately assist in accomplishing co-teaching’s goal: improved student outcomes. Whatever your preferred computer platform, co-teachers can apply these strategies and applications to accommodate all learners’ needs. Written by the nation's foremost authority on co-teaching, Marilyn Friend, and Brian Friedlander, an expert in the use of instructional and assistive technologies, this handy tool features an overview of co-teaching fundamentals, along with recommendations of over two dozen free and low-cost applications and programs for: Expediting co-planning; Improving communication; Streamlining data collection; Augmenting assessment; Simplifying data analysis; Creating guided notes; Facilitating differentiated instruction; Increasing student engagement; Enhancing note-taking skills; Implementing electronic scaffolding.

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms Definitions and Contexts

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms  Definitions and Contexts Author Margo Gottlieb
ISBN-10 9781452234786
Year 2014-04-22
Pages 219
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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This companion (foundational) book to the six-book series, Academic Language Demands for Language Learners: From Text to Context, encapsulates the broad ideas of the series by presenting the evolving theory behind the construct of academic language, a definition and examples of each of its components, and a template for direct classroom applicability. Each of the six books in the series is a more detailed, comprehensive treatment of text-based academic language at each grade level and describes the process by which teachers can incorporate academic language into their instructional assessment practices. This foundations book is suitable for use with any (or all) of the six volumes or can be used separately.

Effective Schooling for English Language Learners

Effective Schooling for English Language Learners Author Patricia Smiley
ISBN-10 9781596670303
Year 2007
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher Eye On Education
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Organized around a series of "Critical Questions" and "Leadership Challenges," this book offers knowledge and expertise about the elementary principal's leadership role in- -effective instructional strategies -student assessment -school climate -parent involvement -and other ways to improve the academic achievement of English Language learners.

The Three Minute Classroom Walk Through

The Three Minute Classroom Walk Through Author Carolyn J. Downey
ISBN-10 9781483334134
Year 2004-04-20
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Change the entire school culture with this collaborative method of supervision! For years, the classic supervision model has frustrated both principals and teachers by fostering superior-subordinate relationships, focusing on teacher conformity rather than growth, or producing checklist data that are irrelevant to the curriculum. The Three-Minute Classroom Walk-Through offers a practical, time-saving alternative that impacts student achievement by cultivating self-reliant teachers who are continuously improving their practice. This method answers principals' key questions: Is the work of my teachers aligned with district curriculum? Are my teachers using research-based "best practices"? Are they choosing the instructional strategies that will promote student achievement?

Learning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development

Learning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development Author Catherine Carroll
ISBN-10 9781412915045
Year 2007-05-12
Pages 92
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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This set of case-based leadership materials helps mathematics leaders build the facilitation skills, content knowledge, and pedagogy to design and implement effective staff development. Includes 44 seminars on 2 DVDs.

Becoming a High Performance Mentor

Becoming a High Performance Mentor Author James B. Rowley
ISBN-10 1412917670
Year 2006-06-14
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Used to successfully train thousands of teachers, the author’s mentoring framework provides a developmental approach to the mentoring process that ensures personal and professional growth.

Guided Reading

Guided Reading Author Irene C. Fountas
ISBN-10 0435088637
Year 1996
Pages 405
Language en
Publisher Heinemann Publishing
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Intended for K-3 classroom teachers, explains how to create a balanced literacy program based on guided reading and supported by reading aloud, shared reading, interactive writing, and other approaches.