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Forbidden Language: English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies
Forbidden Language: English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies
By: Patricia Gándara (Editor), Megan Hopkins (Editor)

Pulling together the most up-to-date research on the effects of restrictive language policies, this timely volume focuses on what we know about the actual outcomes for students and teachers in California, Arizona, and Massachusetts, states where these policies have been adopted. Prominent legal experts in bilingual education analyze these policies and specifically consider whether the new data undermine their legal viability. Other prominent contributors examine alternative policies and how these have fared.

Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Research, Theory, Policy, and Practice
Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Research, Theory, Policy, and Practice
By: Wayne E. Wright
Caslon, Inc.
(2010)

Dr. Wayne E. Wright offers a timely overview of the ELL field for educators and administrators that includes chapters about: ELL demographics; second-language theory; historical background; ELL policy at the federal, state, and local level; ELL assessment; language instruction; content-area instruction; primary language support; and technology in the classroom. Chapters tools such as guiding questions, activities, key terms, supporting documents, and exercises available on a companion website make this an essential resource for pre-service courses and professional development.

Frequently Asked Questions About Response to Intervention
Frequently Asked Questions About Response to Intervention
By: Roger Pierangelo, George Giuliani

Increasingly, teachers are learning about the important role of Response to Intervention (RTI) in the success of every child. RTI is a multifaceted approach that provides immediate, relevant, and research-based services and interventions to students in general, compensatory, and special education. Written by two legal and special education experts, this concise, reader-friendly guide introduces educators to the purpose, core principles, legal basis, benefits, and application of this service delivery model.

From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America
From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America
By: Steven V. Roberts
Harper
(2009)

Product Description: New York Times bestselling author Steven V. Roberts follows the stories of thirteen immigrant families in From Every End of This Earth, a poignant and eye-opening look at immigration in America today. He captures the voices of those living the promise of a new land — and the difficulties of starting over among strangers whose suspicions increasingly outweigh their open-armed acceptance. As the political debate rages on, Roberts sheds light on the enormous contributions immigrants continue to make to the fabric and future of America.

From Ideas to Words: Writing Strategies for English Language Learners
From Ideas to Words: Writing Strategies for English Language Learners
By: Tasha Tropp Laman
Heinemann
(2013)

Product Description: Professor Tasha Tropp Laman provides insight and practical tips for getting ELL students writing, even if they are at the very beginning stages of English language acquisition. Each chapter is stocked with specific tools and strategies that help writing instruction meet the needs of ELL writers; illustrated classroom vignettes, samples of children's writing, student observations, and planning notes based on the information in that chapter.

Games for Reading
Games for Reading
By: Peggy Kaye
Pantheon; 1st edition
(1984)

Peggy Kaye's Games for Reading helps children read by doing just what kids like best: playing games. There are mazes and puzzles, games that train the eye to see patterns of letters, games that train the ear so a child can sound out words, games that awaken a child's imagination and creativity, and games that provide the right spark to fire a child's enthusiasm for reading.

Getting it RIGHT for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds: Applying Research to Improve Practice
Getting it RIGHT for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds: Applying Research to Improve Practice
By: Linda Espinosa
Pearson

Based on more than 30 years of experience as a practitioner, researcher, administrator, and policy maker, early childhood expert Dr. Linda Espinosa offers an overview of current research regarding the education of young children from diverse backgrounds, with a special focus on young ELLs. Dr. Espinosa's overview includes discussion of demographic profiles, recent research findings, environmental factors affecting young learners, instructional best practices, and policy recommendations. Tools include real-life scenarios, recommended resources, and samples surveys and forms.

Getting Started with English Language Learners: How Educators Can Meet the Challenge
Getting Started with English Language Learners: How Educators Can Meet the Challenge
By: Judie Haynes
ASCD
(2007)

Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran with lots of experience working with English language learners, you'll find a wealth of useful information in this practical guide by Judie Haynes, an experienced ESL teacher and co-founder of the website EverythingESL. The book begins with a discussion of the stages of second language development and also covers such topics as working with newcomers, differentiating instruction for ELLs, and challenges related to content area instruction for ELLs. The real-life scenarios from actual classrooms are a highlight of this very useful classroom guide.

Guided Reading : Good First Teaching for All Children
Guided Reading : Good First Teaching for All Children
By: Gay Pinnell, Irene Fountas
Heinemann
(1996)

This book is the richest, most comprehensive guided reading resource available today and the first systematic offering of instructional support for guided reading adherents.

Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities
Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities
By: Arlyn J. Roffman, Ph.D.

Parents of teens with learning disabilities face a wide range of questions and concerns regarding the education of their children. Periods of transition, particularly the movement through high school to the working world or to further education, can be particularly difficult to navigate. Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities helps parents as their children shift from teenage life to adulthood. It includes sections on planning for transition, post-secondary education, vocational training, career preparation, and life in the community.

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