Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners How to Reach Goals and Meet Standards, K-8

ISBN-10: 0325008108
ISBN-13: 9780325008103
Edition: 2006
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List price: $23.13
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 8/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.20" long x 0.29" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

As a teacher, you know that two ofthe biggest issues in education today are increased accountability and surging ELLenrollments. So what do you do when every student in your class is expected tomeet standards, but some dont speak English? You reach for Research-Based Strategies for EnglishLanguage Learners. It features ways to support all students while meetingcurricular mandatesand without losing any precious planning or teaching time. Research-BasedStrategies for English Language Learners addresses standards through four proven,effective scaffolds for learning: modeling, contextualizing, thinking aboutthinking, and reframing information. Within each scaffold Denise Rea and SandraMercuri offer ideas for strategy-based instruction that make learning moreactive, experiential, collaborative, and cognitive for all children. Rea andMercuri give you everything you need to use these strategies, including lessonplans and suggestions on implementation, as well as a review of the researchsupporting each lesson and scaffold. Finally, they tie it all together withlessons on conversational and academic English that give students thelinguistic awareness needed to become more proficient in their new language andto succeed in school. Useable across curricular areas,adaptable to grades K8, and ideal for classroom teachers, ELL specialists, andTitle I teachers, Research-BasedStrategies for English Language Learners is the practical, classroom-testedresource youve been looking for. Use it and discover reliable strategies for connectingsecond language learners (or any learners) to content and curriculum.

Denise Rea is the Director of Multiple Subjects for Fresno Pacific University. She has taught the primary grades in bilingual and English immersion classes, and has worked as a teacher educator and literacy coach. She currently teaches elementary student teaching candidates language and literacy methodology, and embeds strategies for working with English language learners and Title I students in her instruction.

Dr. Sandra Mercuri is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, Brownsville. She has over 18 years of experience in teaching in Argentina and the United States in K-12 schools and at the college level. She teaches courses in bilingual education and biliteracy and is working on research on the development of academic language across the content areas, the role of language in the development of scientific literacy and the effect of long-term professional development for teachers of English learners. She provides training for teachers nationwide and presents at national and international conferences on issues of second language acquisition and bilingualism, dual language education, teacher training and ESL strategies. Dr. Mercuri has also published articles in professional journals about bilingual learners and the application of second language theories into classroom practice in the TESOL Quarterly, Talking Points, EJLTS and the NABE journal as well as professional journals in Spanish such as GIST. Dr. Mercuri is the author of the book titled Supporting Literacy Through Science. She has also co-authored the books Closing the Achievement Gap and Dual Language Essentials with Drs. Yvonne and David Freeman and Research-based Strategies for English Language Learners with Denise Rea. Dr. Mercuri a native of Argentina is a fluent speaker of Spanish.

Yvonne S. Freeman is the coauthor or coeditor (with David E. Freeman) of ten Heinemann books, including: - La ensenanza de la lectura y la escritura en espanol y ingles en salones de clases bilingues y de doble inmersion, segunda edicion revisada (2009) - Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers (2008) - Diverse Learners in the Maintstream Classroom (2008) - Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms, Second Edition (2006) - Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators (2004) - Essential Linguistics (2004) - Closing the Achievement Gap (2002) - Between Worlds, Third Edition (2011) - Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms (2000) - ESL/EFL Teaching (1998). Yvonne is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Intercultural Studies of the College of Education at the University of Texas - Brownsville. Yvonne and David Freeman are Heinemann Professional Development Providers.

David E. Freeman is the coauthor or coeditor (with Yvonne S. Freeman) of ten Heinemann books, including: - La ensenanza de la lectura y la escritura en espanol y ingles en salones de clases bilingues y de doble inmersion, segunda edicion revisada (2009) - Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers (2008) - Diverse Learners in the Maintstream Classroom (2008) - Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms, Second Edition (2006) - Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators (2004) - Essential Linguistics (2004) - Closing the Achievement Gap (2002) - Between Worlds, Third Edition (2011) - Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms (2000) - ESL/EFL Teaching (1998). David Freeman is a professor emeritus of Reading and ESL in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Intercultural Studies of the College of Education at the University of Texas - Brownsville. David and Yvonne Freeman are Heinemann Professional Development Providers.

Theoretical Bases: Constructivist Learning and Second Language Acquisition
Modeling: Show Them, Help Them, Let Them Do It
Contextualizing: Provide Clues to Meaning
Thinking About Thinking: Develop a Mental Framework
Reframing Information
Developing Conversational and Academic Language
Self-Assessmentndash;Lesson Plan Chart
The Teachers and Classrooms Behind the Lesson Plans
How the Lesson Plans Are Structured

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