Best Practices in ELL Instruction

Best Practices in ELL Instruction

by Guofang Li
     
 

In this indispensable work, prominent authorities review the latest research on all aspects of ELL instruction (K-12) and identify what works for today's students and schools. Provided are best-practice guidelines for targeting reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary, content-domain literacies, and other core skill areas; assessing culturally and linguistically

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In this indispensable work, prominent authorities review the latest research on all aspects of ELL instruction (K-12) and identify what works for today's students and schools. Provided are best-practice guidelines for targeting reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary, content-domain literacies, and other core skill areas; assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students; and building strong school-home-community partnerships. Chapters include clear-cut recommendations for teaching adolescent ELLs and those with learning disabilities. The comprehensive scope, explicit linkages from research to practice, and guidance for becoming a culturally informed, reflective practitioner make the book an ideal course text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606236628
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/13/2010
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Lite Series
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
680,726
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Guofang Li Patricia A. Edwards 1

Part I Perspectives on ELL Instruction

1 Improving Achievement for English Learners: Conclusions from Recent Reviews and Emerging Research Claude Goldenberg 15

2 Language Development and the Education of Dual-Language-Learning Children in the United States Eugene E. García Erminda H. García 44

Part II Strategies for Teaching Young ELLs

3 Principles for Teaching Young ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom: Adapting Best Practices for All Learners Ellen McIntyre 61

4 Engaging Young ELLs with Reading and Writing Diane M. Barone 84

5 Principles for Writing Practices with Young ELLs Sarah McCarthey Xun Zheng 103

Part III Strategies for Teaching Adolescent ELLs

6 Teaching Academic Literacies in Secondary School Harriett Allison Linda Harklau 129

7 Constructing Access and Understanding in Inclusive Middle-Grade Content Classrooms: A Sociocognitive Apprenticeship in Literacy with Bilingual Students and Those with Language/Learning Disabilities Troy V. Mariage Carol Sue Englert 151

Part IV Best Practices in ELL/Bilingual Programs and Approaches

8 From Models to Principles: Implementing Quality Schooling for ELLs Ester J. de Jong 189

9 Using Workshop Approaches to Support the Literacy Development of ELLs Kathryn H. Au Taffy E. Raphael 207

10 A Bilingual Perspective on Writing Assessment: Implications for Teachers of Emerging Bilingual Writers Lucinda Soltero-González Kathy Escamilla Susan Hopewell 222

Part V Critical Issues Concerning ELL Instruction

11 Meeting the Needs of ELLs with Disabilities: A Linguistically and Culturally Responsive Model Alba A. Ortiz Alfredo J. Artiles 247

12 Best Practices for Native American Language Learners Mary Eunice Romero-Little 273

13 Supporting Literacy Learning in Families for Whom English Is an Additional Language Jeanne R. Paratore Barbara Krol-Sinclair Mariela Páez Kristen Paratore Bock 299

14 "It's Just Like Telling Them They Will Never Be Scientists": A White Teacher's Journey Transforming Linguistic and Racial Categories Cynthia H. Brock Julie L. Pennington Eleni Oikonomidoy Dianna R. Townsend 328

15 Best Practices in Professional Development for Teachers of ELLs Guofang Li Maria Selena Protacio 353

Index 381

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