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Ladybugs, Tornadoes, and Swirling Galaxies: English Language Learners Discover Their World Through Inquiry / Edition 1

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Overview

Brad Buhrow and Anne Garcia are primary teachers in a diverse school in Boulder, Colorado. In Ladybugs, Tornadoes and Swirling Galaxies, you will see how they blend comprehension instruction and ELL best practices to explore inquiry as a literacy pathway for English language learners.

As teachers and students engage in learning science and social studies content they also discover multiple ways to make meaning. The book is full of photographs of student artwork—including a color insert—that reveals the children's inquiry process, and demonstrates the important role of art as a sign system in ELL literacy and language acquisition.

Brad and Anne provide explicit detail on the process they use as they move step-by-step with students from personal narrative through the independent inquiry process. They also discuss use of the Gradual Release Model, authentic assessment, and bilingual identities.

Appendices in Spanish and English help to round out this informative and charming resource.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571104007
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 629,778
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword vii Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1
1 Creating a Classroom Environment 9
2 Creating a Culture of Thinking 23
3 Telling Our Stories 41
4 Launching Readers 59
5 Fostering Questions and Gathering Information 71
6 Guided Inquiry 79
7 Moving Into Independent Inquiry-Keep the Questions Coming! 91
8 Outcomes: Kids' Work on Display 105
9 Investigating Content Topics 123
10 Using Assessment to Differentiate Instruction 139 Appendix 149 Glossary 171 References 175 Index 181
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