Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K-6

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Effective ways to help ELLs excel

The key to successfully teaching English learners is focusing on literacy. Adapted from the highly successful Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades K–6, this book provides a wealth of practical literacy strategies tailored for students who have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations. Teachers will find an instructional and ...

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Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K?6

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Overview

Effective ways to help ELLs excel

The key to successfully teaching English learners is focusing on literacy. Adapted from the highly successful Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades K–6, this book provides a wealth of practical literacy strategies tailored for students who have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations. Teachers will find an instructional and assessment framework designed to promote these critical competencies:

  • Functional literacy in phonics, spelling, and reading
  • Content-area literacy for vocabulary, concept attainment, and comprehension
  • Technological literacy for information searching, evaluation, and synthesis
  • Innovative literacy for creativity, growth, and lifelong learning

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Editorial Reviews

Cathy Bradshaw Hooper
"I absolutely loved this book and would put it in the hands of each of our elementary teachers. The strategies and activities in the book are not only beneficial for second language learners, but for all students."
Rachel Mederios
"This book has a TREMENDOUS amount of really good, detailed information. I found myself making notes on many of the pages of items that I wanted to become even more familiar with as well as implement into my own classroom."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412996488
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/5/2011
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 788,670
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gayle Gregory is an internationally known consultant who has specialized in brain compatible learning and differentiated instruction and assessment.

She presents practical teacher/student-friendly strategies grounded in sound research that educators find easy to use in the classroom or schoolhouse tomorrow. Her interactive style and modeling of strategies help teachers and administrators transfer new ideas with ease.

She has had extensive experience in elementary, middle and secondary schools, community colleges and universities. Gayle has also had district leadership roles including curriculum coordinator and staff development director. She has worked with Instructional Leadership Teams in many schools and district throughout the country focusing on data analysis, using assessment, both formative and summative, and differentiating instruction based on readiness, learning profiles and interests.

Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, instructional and assessment practices, differentiated instructional strategies, using data to differentiate, literacy, presentation skills, renewal of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change and building professional learning communities.

She is the author and co-author of numerous publications for teachers and administrators.

Gayle believes in life long learning for herself and others.

Amy Burkman is an Associate Professor at American Public University. She has served as a provider of professional development for the Education Service Center for Region 11 and several school districts within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Burkman received a Master's Degree in Library Sciences from Texas Woman's University in 2002, where she was also inducted in Beta Phi Mu, the International Library & Information Studies Honor Society. She was awarded her doctorate from Texas Christian University in May 2009.

Burkman is, and has been, active in many local, state, and national organizations. She currently reviews materials for several publications, including the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation (IJELP) and the Education Leadership Review (ELR). Dr. Burkman has published several articles, including “A Practical Approach to Marketing the School Library”, which has been included in the 6th Edition of School Library Management, “The Role of Social, Civic and Political Responsibility in Educational Leadership Preparation”, and “Leadership Development in the United States: Systemic Development Within Social Culture.”

Dr. Burkman served as an elementary principal, an elementary and secondary assistant principal, a school librarian and a classroom teacher before she moved to higher education.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Accelerating Literacy Learning
2. Creating a Climate for Literacy Learning
3. Knowing the Literacy Learner
4. Functional Literacy
5. Content-Area Literacy
6. Technological Literacy
7. Innovative Literacy
8. Managing Instruction in the Differentiated Literacy Classroom
References and Additional Resources
Index
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