Use this six-part strategy for measurable, cross-curricular EL achievement! How can districts and schools successfully promote academic English language development through teaching content knowledge and standards-based skills and abilities? This thoroughly researched book provides concrete answers. You’ll find practical steps and ideas for developing collaborative, cross-curricular programs that address EL-specific needs. Clear tables and templates, essays, expert research, and real-life teacher and parent stories illuminate best practices for appropriate standards-based instruction that gets results. Using the authors’ six-part ENGAGE Model, you’ll learn to:  • Establish a shared vision for serving ELs  • Name the expertise to utilize within collaborative teams  • Gather and analyze EL-specific data  • Align standards-based assessments and grading to ELs’ linguistic and content development  • Ground standards-based instruction in both content and language development  • Examine results to inform next steps Use this groundbreaking guide to accelerate progress and ensure effective instruction for all ELs! “Learning requires attention, engagement, and quality instruction. This book provides all three necessary components in one place; a model that teachers can use to ensure that their English learners achieve.” -Douglas Fisher San Diego State University “This book should be a mandatory must read for all educators as we continue to serve our diverse student populations and strive to ensure we are honestly reaching academic achievement for each and every student!” -Michele R. Dean Coordinator,Ventura Unified School District

Establish a Shared Vision for Serving ELs

Establish a Shared Vision for Serving ELs

This is at the heart of creating an equitable school culture: norming difference for students so that each and every one fundamentally knows he or she is loved, accepted, and supported toward excellence, no matter how that student might differ from the educators and other students in the building. An equitable school culture can only exist when the staff as a whole is vested in creating an environment wherein every student succeeds.

(Linton & Davis, 2013, p. xv)

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Educators must consistently make decisions with a singular question in mind: Who are our students and what do they need in order to succeed? The importance of this question cannot be overstated. Furthermore, all ...

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