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Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners

Author : Larry Ferlazzo
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Praise for Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners "Larry Ferlazzo, Katie Hull Sypnieski, and fellow practitioners have done a remarkable job of providing a clear and engaging roadmap to unpacking the Common Core for English learners. This book will equip educators with the practices, the research, and the courage needed to make sure our ELL students succeed in an increasingly demanding global world." —Giselle Lundy-Ponce, Associate Director, Educational Issues, American Federation of Teachers "This book makes the Common Core accessible for language-learning students at every level. Ferlazzo and Hull Sypnieski are practitioners who 'walk the walk' daily and this makes their writing especially practical and authentic. The integration of Social-Emotional Learning will make this title a must-read for thoughtful educators looking to meet the wide range of needs that today's students bring to the classroom." —Dana Dusbiber, High School English Teacher, Sacramento, California Written by experienced teachers of English Language Learners, this essential resource gives educators a much-needed and practical guide for implementing the Common Core State Standards in ELL classrooms. Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski provide a digest of the latest research and developments in ELL education, along with comprehensive guidance in reading and writing, social studies, math, science, social/emotional learning and more.The book's expert guidance helps instructors instill the higher-order thinking skills demanded by the Common Core, and its ready-to-use lesson plans and reproducible handouts help educators bring key ideas and concepts to life in the classroom.

The ELL Teacher s Toolbox

Author : Larry Ferlazzo
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Practical strategies to support your English language learners The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox is a practical, valuable resource to be used by teachers of English Language Learners, in teacher education credential programs, and by staff development professionals and coaches. It provides hundreds of innovative and research-based instructional strategies you can use to support all levels of English Language Learners. Written by proven authors in the field, the book is divided into two main sections: Reading/Writing and Speaking/Listening. Each of those sections includes “Top Ten” favorites and between 40 and 70 strategies that can be used as part of multiple lessons and across content areas. Contains 60% new strategies Features ready-to-use lesson plans Includes reproducible handouts Offers technology integration ideas The percentage of public school students in the U.S. who are English language learners grows each year—and with this book, you’ll get a ton of fresh, innovative strategies to add to your teaching arsenal.

Navigating the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Author : Angela B. Peery
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Most states have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as the basis for evaluating their students. This handbook will help teachers and administrators sort through the English Language Arts standards and focus on the key components of the CCSS. This is the second of a four-book series that started with Navigating Implementation of CCSS. The third handbook is Navigating Mathematics CCSS and the fourth is Navigating Assessment and Collaboration with the CCSS.

Core Ready English Language Learners

Author : Pam Allyn
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In this dynamic book, K-8 educators get an inspirational call to action for ensuring ELL success that focuses, not only on the common core state standards and state academic standards, but also on the necessary paths to academic achievement. Core Ready English Language Learners: Achieving and Exceeding the Standards gives readers an authoritative look at the diversity of ELLs; the science of language acquisition; and the shifts in literacy for the 21st century and how these shifts specifically impact ELLs, complete with concrete activities to scaffold for these changes. Included are a guide to the use of English Language Development Standards nationally; ready-to-use lessons and effective means for planning, implementing, and creating a successful classroom environment for ELLs; and authentic student samples and artifacts from actual classrooms to demonstrate how to put the ideas into action. Looking beyond the ELL student and the classroom teacher, a full chapter covers family and community involvement, with tangible activities for engaging families culturally and promoting academic self-advocacy by ELLs in their communities.Assessment is interwoven throughout the text and a full chapter helps readers navigate the nextgen assessments. The closing chapter of the book takes ELLs and their educators forward into the characteristics of, and qualities necessary for success in college- and career-ready learning in the global world. About the Core Ready series: Core Ready is a dynamic series of books providing educators with critical tools for navigating the Common Core Standards effectively, fluidly, and successfully. In the pages of these books, readers see how to take complex concepts related to the standards and turn them into practical, specific, everyday instruction. The series is founded on the author's 4 Doors to Core Ready, an easy to use yet strikingly brilliant way to access and organize all of the content within the standards.

Preparing Teachers to Work with English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms

Author : Luciana C. de Oliveira
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Copublished with TESOL Press There is a growing need for knowledge and practical ideas about the preparation of teachers for English language learners (ELLs), a growing segment of the K12 population in the United States. This book is for teachers, administrators, and teacher educators looking for innovative ways to prepare teachers for ELLs and will position teachers to empower these students. This volume will appeal mostly to those preparing teachers in contexts that have not have historically had large numbers of ELLs, but have had a high rate of recent growth (e.g., Midwestern U.S.). This work is the combination of teacher preparation and ELL issues. This volume is unique in tackling preservice and inservice teacher preparation. Additionally, the chapters collectively aim to go beyond merely equipping teachers to meet the needs of ELLs, but to reach a level of effectiveness with the outcome of equity. The book highlights the knowledge, skills, and beliefs of teachers about ELLs. Part I addresses teacher perceptions of, and beliefs about, ELLs and teacher preparation specifically addressing what they should know in terms of students’ perspectives. Chapters attend to the experiences and beliefs of immigrant teachers about their roles, the role of service learning in teacher preparation, and the potential of understanding home literacy practices to change teacher beliefs about ELLs. Part II focuses on skills necessary to teach ELLs—writing skills teachers can draw on to inform their teaching practices, technological skills teachers need to develop, and skills related to focusing on the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics. Each chapter explicitly addresses implications for teacher education or professional development.

The One on One Reading and Writing Conference

Author : Jennifer Berne
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Personal interactions are the single most effective way for teachers to understand and evaluate their student as learners. Responding specifically to new Common Core State Standards in reading and writing, this book introduces pre- and inservice teachers to a method of one-on-one interaction the authors refer to as the “stretch conference.” This book provides detailed practical advice on the logistics of implementing these conferences during the busy school day, including tips on how and when to schedule conferences and how to successfully manage the classroom during conference time. The authors argue that, rather than using valuable conference time for word-level concerns and editing, teachers should focus on more ambitious goals that will deepen (or “stretch”) students’ skills in comprehension and writing. This resource suggests where conferences fit in with other important pieces of literacy instruction; introduces a variety of high-quality cues to use during conferences; and shows how conferences can function as formative assessment for reading and writing skills. Book Features: Written by two veteran teacher educators who conduct frequent workshops and professional development with teachers. Helps teachers adjust their instruction for the demands of Common Core Standards, specifically Reading Anchor Standards 1 and 10, and Writing Standards 1–5 and 10. Shows teachers how to schedule individual conferences within typical classroom time constraints. Includes many detailed examples of effective conferences taken from real classrooms. “A roadmap for engaging students in conversations that will change their understanding. Frankly, it’s an amazing resource and one that has changed my thinking about classroom instructional time.” —From the Foreword by Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University “A critical opportunity to reflect on our practice, examining whether the content of our conferences is aligned with the rigorous expectations of the Common Core.” —Sunday Cummins, literacy consultant and author

The ESL ELL Teacher s Survival Guide

Author : Larry Ferlazzo
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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.

Navigating the Mathematics Common Core State Standards

Author : Jan Christinson
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Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics are rigorous. Now that most states have accepted the CCSS, they need to first understand the CCSS and then design a way to implement the CCSS in mathematics. This third title in series discusses the rigor of the standards; reviews learning progressions; defines practice standards, and focuses on developing mathematical problems to create higher math development. Volume one is Navigating Implementation, volume two is English Language Arts and volume four is Assessment and Collaboration.

ELLs Thinking Skills and CCSS Focus on the Six Shifts

Author : Estee Lopez
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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) require students to engage higher level thinking skills and language use to activate their understanding of content/text. They are designed to be academically rigorous for all students, and are especially so for students who are English language learners (ELL). In ELLs: Thinking Skills and CCSS, Dr. Estee Lopez provides evidence-based instructional approaches as well as best practices for helping ELLs meet the CCSS for ELA. The six-page (tri-fold) guide is structured around the six shifts embodied in the CCSS for English Language Arts: 1. Increasing reading of informational text/balancing informational and literary texts 2. Knowledge in the disciplines 3. Staircase of complexity 4. Text-based answers 5. Writing from sources 6. Academic language The guide explains each shift, its implications for ELLs, and what is required of teachers. For each shift, the author lists best practices, examples of scaffolding for ELLs, and things that teachers and administrators must to do create conditions that ensure that ELLs succeed.

Assessment Education

Author : Beth Tarasawa
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This book presents a powerful call to action for an assessment system that advances equity and offers educators practical applications that promote sound instructional decision making.--Larry Ferlazzo, high school teacher, Education Week Teacher advice columnist, and author of Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners (Jossey-Bass, 2016)

CCSS and ELLs Common Core State Standards and English Language Learners

Author : Estee Lopez
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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) pose an exciting challenge for all educators and their students, each of whom is expected to meet these standards. The CCSS in English Language Arts (ELA) articulate rigorous grade-level expectations focused on higher order thinking processes in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing to prepare all students to be college and career ready. To this end, this reference guide is designed to increase educators' ability to make teaching and learning decisions based on research-based best practices for the academic and language achievement of English language learners (ELLs). It can also serve to initiate professional learning conversations and guide educators to resources that accelerate and improve the teaching and learning of ELL students.

Helping English Learners to Write

Author : Carol Booth Olson
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Using a rich array of research-based practices, this book will help teachers improve the academic writing of English learners. It provides specific teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons to develop E Learner students' narrative, informational, and argumentative writing, emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. It also explores the challenges each of these genres pose for English Learners and suggests ways to scaffold instruction to help students become confident and competent academic writers. Showcasing the work of exemplary school teachers who have devoted time and expertise to creating rich learning environments for the secondary classroom Helping English Learners Write includes artifacts and written work produced by students with varying levels of language proficiency as models of what students can accomplish. Each chapter begins with a brief overview and ends with a short summary of the key points.

The Language of Science Education

Author : William F. McComas
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The Language of Science Education: An Expanded Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts in Science Teaching and Learning is written expressly for science education professionals and students of science education to provide the foundation for a shared vocabulary of the field of science teaching and learning. Science education is a part of education studies but has developed a unique vocabulary that is occasionally at odds with the ways some terms are commonly used both in the field of education and in general conversation. Therefore, understanding the specific way that terms are used within science education is vital for those who wish to understand the existing literature or make contributions to it. The Language of Science Education provides definitions for 100 unique terms, but when considering the related terms that are also defined as they relate to the targeted words, almost 150 words are represented in the book. For instance, “laboratory instruction” is accompanied by definitions for openness, wet lab, dry lab, virtual lab and cookbook lab. Each key term is defined both with a short entry designed to provide immediate access following by a more extensive discussion, with extensive references and examples where appropriate. Experienced readers will recognize the majority of terms included, but the developing discipline of science education demands the consideration of new words. For example, the term blended science is offered as a better descriptor for interdisciplinary science and make a distinction between project-based and problem-based instruction. Even a definition for science education is included. The Language of Science Education is designed as a reference book but many readers may find it useful and enlightening to read it as if it were a series of very short stories.

Teaching with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts Grades 3 5

Author : Lesley Mandel Morrow
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"The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are the first academic standards to be independently adopted by almost every state in the country. The purpose and intent of the Common Core standards for English Language Arts (ELA), as well as Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science education, are the focus of this book. This volume is aimed at educators, administrators, graduate students, university professors, and others who deal with students in grades 3 through 5. Each of the chapters addresses one of the major English Language Arts domains: literature, informational texts, foundational skills, writing, speaking and listening, language, technology, and assessment. They contain invaluable information, insight, and research from literacy leaders in their respective fields. Their objective is twofold: to provide a theoretical background and detailed explanation of each of the CCSS/ELA standards, as well as practical suggestions, classroom vignettes, models, instructional resources, and unit ideas to implement the standards"--

ELL Frontiers

Author : Heather Parris
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Your GPS for improving ELLs’ academic outcomes Grounded in the latest research on EL language and literacy development and technology integration, this timely book will serve as your road map for navigating the exciting new frontier of digital instruction. Learn how to improve academic outcomes, enhance language acquisition, and cultivate digital citizenship through ELL Frontiers’: An overview of current digital age learning experiences and trends Step-by-step guides to implementing technology-infused lessons that are specifically adapted for English learners, including a sample lesson seed in each chapter Authentic vignettes of current uses of technology in the classroom Professional Learning Network questions for group discussion

Navigating Achievement for Struggling Students with the Common Core State Standards

Author : Tom Hierck
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Helps teachers and administrators become aware of the needs of students using concepts like scaffolding learning, language acquisition, and direct instruction to form a solid educational foundation.

The Journey to Meaning

Author : Pam Allyn
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A one-stop resource for understanding how to turn the Common Core State Standards into meaningful instruction and learning. Readers get rich, day-to-day, step-by-step guidance for implementing the Common Core State Standards and ensuring that all K-2 students are core ready. Grade K-A Thousand Words: Close Reading of Illustrations and Photographs Grade 1-Getting to Know You: Characters in Narrative Stories Grade 2-Seeing It My Way and Your Way: Point of View Teachers, administrative leaders, literacy coaches, ELL specialists, special educators, media specialists, reading teachers, and content area teachers, plus parents and caregivers

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards 6 12

Author : Kathy Tuchman Glass
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Your blueprint for skilled Common Core literacy alignment! This all-in-one instructional resource is your best guide to building high quality, CCCS-aligned curriculum units across Grades 6–12 easily, manageably, and effectively. Master teacher Kathy Tuchman Glass provides thorough explanations and step-by-step exercises and templates centered around key CCCS ELA concepts to help you Challenge and engage students in all content areas using the CCCS ELA framework Use existing curriculum and materials to design new, CCCS-aligned units of study Identify CCCS ELA essential understandings for informational text, evidence-based writing, and other critical competencies Conduct resource-rich workshops and professional development

Challenging Standards

Author : Jonathan A. Supovitz
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The Common Core State Standards are at the center of the latest firestorm in American education reform. But this is not the nation s first torrid experience with standards implementation. In Challenging Standards, Jonathan Supovitz and James Spillane bring together the collective knowledge of top education researchers who have both experienced and investigated education reform challenges in the past. Combining both evidence-based research and applied knowledge, the contributors share with educational leaders their accrued wisdom about implementing standards in classrooms and systems, building capacity through relationships, and navigating the fractious political terrain. Each section of the book contains a set of facilitative questions that will help leadership teams, book clubs, and professional learning communities connect the chapters to their work."

Creating Standards Based Integrated Curriculum

Author : Susan M. Drake
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This updated edition serves as a road map through the CCSS, with clear guidance on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to creating your own integrated curriculum.