From Ideas to Words Writing Strategies for English Language Learners

ISBN-10: 0325043604

ISBN-13: 9780325043609

Edition: 2013

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Description: "Through strong teaching, multilingual students can expand their range of literacy practices, and we, their teachers, can also grow and change as we get to know students as individuals with talents, strengths, interests, and concerns."-Tashsa Tropp LamanTasha Tropp Lamanhelps classroom teachers, ELL specialists, administrators, and literacy coaches become confident in their ability to support English language learners growth as writers. Her book, From Ideas to Words, provides insight and practical tips for getting ELL students writing, even if they are at the very beginning stages of English language acquisition. Each chapter is stocked with specific tools and strategies that help make writing instruction meet the needs of ELL writers; illustrated classroom vignettes and samples of children's writing; and student observations and planning notes based on the information in that chapter. In addition to the theories and research behind working with ELLs Tasha offers her experience and advice in:creating a classroom environment that supports ELL writersbuilding a community that promotes risk-taking and values different experiencescreating whole-group minilessons that meet the needs of emerging and fluent ELLsscaffolding independent practice for a wide variety of ELLsscaffolding writing conferences with tools based on ELL students' writing and language needs facilitating and encouraging students to share and reflect.From Ideas to Words is every educator's comprehensive guide to working with any ELL student writer.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 5/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.20" long x 0.49" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: Seeing Possibilities for Growth in Ourselves and in Our Students
Writing Workshop: A Framework for Multilingual Writers
Knowing and Being Known: Building a Community of Writers
Minilessons: A Story of Instruction That Includes All Writers
The Art of Doing: Engaging Multilingual Writers
Conferences: Helping Multilingual Writers Realize Their Intentions
Calling Out and Being Heard: Sharing and Celebrating for Multilingual Writers
Being and Becoming Multilingual Writers: Students Reflect on Their Growth
List of Multicultural and Multilingual Poetry and Songs
Sample Questions for Family Surveys
List of Multicultural and Multilingual Children's Books
Sample Questions for Student Interest Inventories
List of Grant Resources for Educators
Observing Students During Writing
Observation of a Single Writing Project
Observation of Growth Over Time
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