Effective ways to help ELLs excel
As you tailor your teaching to engage the increasing number of English language learners, the key to success 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 grade-specific literacy strategies that not only increase student achievement but also increase it rapidly. The authors provide proven practical tools for differentiating instruction to meet language and individual learning styles. 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
Included are more than 100 planning models, matrixes, rubrics, and checklists. Teachers with students who have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations will find a wealth of proven methods for giving ELLs every opportunity to succeed.
Chapter 2: Creating a Climate for Literacy Learning
Creating a Climate for Literacy Learning
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
Equity, Diversity, and Classroom Climate
The purpose of this book is to create a toolkit that will help educators increase literacy in students who are learning English as a second language. This increase in literacy, in turn, will increase content-area learning as well. With the increased pressure of high-stakes testing, our hope is that this book will help close the achievement gap and increase yearly progress. Even with the increased pressure of high-stakes testing, the focus of learning is now shifting toward the measurement of annual growth in addition to passing a high-stakes test. We ...