Ideal as a supplementary text for a variety of courses and as a guide for in-service teachers and for professional development settings, Teaching English Language Learners: 43 Strategies for Successful K–8 Classrooms provides teachers of all content areas with a broad, practical approach to teaching English language learners in the regular classroom setting.

Summative Assessments Including Portfolios
Summative assessments including portfolios

Regardless of how well-constructed any assessment may be, individual assessments only provide snapshots in time of student progress. Portfolio assessment, on the other hand, has the capacity to measure progress over time. The portfolio serves as an organizing tool for individual assessments and pieces of student work—a photo album that demonstrates growth and learning over time (Wiggins & McTighe, 1998, 2005). A portfolio is a useful and effective tool for capturing pre-instructional, formative, and summative assessments, and it provides a clear picture of student growth in content and language throughout instructional units. Not all student work goes into a portfolio, however. Rather, teachers guide students in learning to self-select various pieces of work (writings, illustrations, recordings, tests, etc.) ...

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