EL Excellence Every Day: The Flip-to Guide for Differentiating Academic Literacy / Edition 1 available in Other Format
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You have to see this book to believe this book. And once you use this book it will quickly become your most treasured teaching resource. What exactly is so remarkable? All of the best teaching tools in language and literacy are at your fingertips! Just flip to that strategy you want to learn or that literacy goal you want to reach for a wealth of ready-to-use resources to actively engage learners, build academic language, and strategically support literacy instruction.
Much more than a resource for EL specialists, EL Excellence Every Day is written for every teacher, with a singular focus on improving the ways we all differentiate literacy instruction. Busy teachers especially will appreciate:
- Over 85 flip-to strategies that help you engage and support all learners
- 200+ prompts and linguistic scaffolds to facilitate academic conversations connected to specific literacy goals
- Lesson-ready resources for essential literacy goals: anticipate before reading, read to understand, read to analyze and infer, and write with text evidence
- Formative assessment tasks and if/then charts for personalizing teaching to every student
- Differentiation guides that demonstrate how to adjust supports across EL proficiency levels
- Intuitive, color-coded design so you can find what you need, when you need it
No one lesson or strategy is ever the perfect solution for every student. No one student learns in the same way. If there’s one universal truth in teaching it’s that every child is unique. Devour this book and soon enough you’ll provide the excellent literacy instruction each and every student deserves each and every day.
“We need resources that clearly and quickly help us to meet diverse instructional needs every day in every classroom. Tonya Ward Singer’s EL Excellence Every Day: The Flip-to Guide for Differentiating Academic Literacy is such a resource.”
JEFF ZWIERS, from the foreword
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About the Author
Tonya Ward Singer, M.F.A., is a professional learning leader with a deep commitment to ensuring diverse learners excel with rigorous expectations. She consults nationally helping K-12 educators realize new possibilities in language and literacy learning to close opportunity gaps for ELs and students in poverty.
Tonya has taught at multiple grade levels as a classroom teacher, reading teacher, and EL specialist, and has extensive experience helping school leaders transform learning at scale. Her choice work is supporting educators in launching and sustaining site-based, continuous inquiry around live lessons. She has been collaborating extensively with multiple districts developing, testing, and refining observation inquiry, the focus of this book.
An expert in pedagogy for linguistically diverse learners, Tonya has co-authored curriculum for international publishers including Scholastic, Longman and Oxford University Press. She thrives on leveraging research and innovation to solve educational challenges, and inspiring others to do the same.
Table of Contents
ForewordAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorSECTION I: ESSENTIALS FOR EL EXCELLENCE1. INTRODUCTION Why This Book? Helping Every Teacher Excel Teaching ELs Core Pedagogy for EL Excellence How This Guide Helps You Every Day Ways to Use This Flip-To Guide2. ESSENTIAL MINDSETS Mindsets Matter Value English Learners’ Assets Expect Excellence From Every English Learner Reflect in Inquiry About Your ImpactSECTION II: ENGAGE3. ENGAGE EVERY EL What Is Student Engagement? Why Collaborative Conversations? 3.1 Whole-Class Conversation Structures 3.2 Partner Conversation Structures 3.3 Small-Group Conversation Structures 3.4 Up and Moving Conversation Structures 3.5 Fishbowl Structure 3.6 Listening to Conversations as Formative Data 3.7 Tools to Differentiate Student Conversations 3.8 Linguistic Frames for Conversations 3.9 Strategies to Actively Engage Emerging ELs 3.10 Total Physical Response Strategies 3.11 Read and Annotate Strategies 3.12 Collaborate to Write StrategiesSECTION III: SUPPORT4. SUPPORT ELS STRATEGICALLY What Supports Do ELs Need? How Do I Personalize Supports? How Do I Differentiate With Ease?5. BUILD BACKGROUND What and Why? When Do I Build Background? Who Benefits From Building Background? Strategies to Build Background 5.1 Connect to Students’ Background Knowledge and Experiences 5.2 Teach Concept Vocabulary With the Frayer Model 5.3 A Collaborative Approach to the Frayer Model 5.4 Direct Instruction Vocabulary Routine 5.5 Teach Vocabulary With Cognates 5.6 Model Through Teacher Action 5.7 Model Expectations With an Exemplar 5.8 Collaborate to Contrast Exemplars 5.9 Collaborate to Evaluate an Exemplar With a Rubric Reflect on Chapter 56. SCAFFOLD LANGUAGE DURING A TASK What and Why? Strategies to Scaffold Language During a Task Anticipating the Just-Right Level of Scaffolds Tips to Be Strategic 6.1 Linguistic Frames 6.2 Word Banks 6.3 Word Bank Table 6.4 Sentence Chart 6.5 Graphic Organizers Reflect on Chapter 67. TEACH LANGUAGE BEYOND A TASK What and Why? What Features of Language Do I Teach? Strategies to Teach Language in This Chapter 7.1 Teach Language From Life Experience 7.2 Teach Language From a Text 7.3 Syntax (or Paragraph) Surgery 7.4 Teach Word Relationships Reflect on Chapter 7SECTION IV: APPLY STRATEGIES TO DIFFERENTIATE ACADEMIC LITERACY8. MAKE EL EXCELLENCE ROUTINE Four Steps, Four Conversation Tasks Apply Essentials to Meet Specific Literacy Goals Where Do I Begin? What Will I Find in Each Chapter? Be in Continuous Inquiry About Your Impact9. ANTICIPATE What and Why? 9.1 Make Predictions 9.2 Ask Questions Before Reading10. READ TO UNDERSTAND What and Why? 10.1 Identify Main Ideas 10.2 Self-Monitor and Use Context Clues 10.3 Use Affixes and Roots to Figure Out Unknown Words11. READ TO ANALYZE AND INFER What and Why? 11.1 Make Claims About Texts 11.2 Justify Claims With Text Evidence 11.3 Make Inferences About Characters 11.4 Make and Justify Claims About Theme and Author’s Message 11.5 Compare and ContrastAPPENDIX: GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS Collaborative Brainstorm Frayer Model Direct Vocabulary Instruction Word Family Chart Organize Cause and Effect Claim and Justify With Text EvidenceReferencesIndex