For Parents and Professionals
Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Spelling, Phonics, and Vocabulary Instruction.
One reality of todayâ€™s classrooms is the limited help available to teachers trying to support English learnersâ€™ literacy skills. This text follows the framework of the original Words Their Way program and applies the same principles to English language learners. Using this text, teachers determine what each student brings with them from their home languages, where their instruction in English orthography should begin, and how best to move each student through development.
Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction
With more than 15 years of extensive observations and experiences in real classrooms, the authors bring keen insight to this activity-based book. They advocate basing student learning on the appropriate developmental level. This philosophy is supported with more than 250 ready-to-use word study, spelling, vocabulary, and phonics activities presented in developmental sequence, from the Emergent through the Derivational Relation stage.
Working with English Language Learners, Second Edition: Answers to Teachers' Top Ten Questions
In this engaging and user-friendly guide, Stephen Cary responds to teachers' ten most frequent questions about English language learners with essential information, ready-to-use ideas, and helpful new professional development supports such as classroom stories, reflection activities, and discussion questions.
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will learn your child's disability and educational needs, how to create a simple method for organizing your child’s file and devising a master plan for your child's special education. You will understand parent-school conflict, how to create paper trails and effective letter writing. This book includes dozens of worksheets, forms and sample letters that you can tailor to your needs
Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind
Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind includes the full text of the No Child Left Behind Act with analysis, interpretation & commentary; advocacy strategies, tips, sample letters; and the No Child Left Behind CD-ROM of Publications & Resources.
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition provides a clear roadmap to the laws and how to get better services for all children with disabilities. This Wrightslaw publication is an invaluable resource for parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys. You will refer to this book again and again.
Write Right!: A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style
This popular desktop guide to punctuation, grammar, and style was first published two decades ago. Now in its third revision, Write Right! reflects how the language has changed since the book first appeared. The updated information in this new version makes it even more useful as a handy guide. Write Right! simplifies the most important points of written English. The quotations from literature and politics that demonstrate proper usage add an element of fun to the book's practical advice. Lists of frequently misspelled and misused words help the writer avoid embarrassing mistakes. Write Right! belongs at your side — at work, in the home, or at school.
Writing Better: Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties
This practical guidebook shows elementary school teachers how to make this systematic instruction part of their classroom. Educators will find a wide range of specific strategies.
Writing Between Languages: How English Language Learners Make the Transition to Fluency (4-12)
Product Description: Professor Danling Fu draws on her classroom experience with ELLs to share an approach to writing instruction that puts the literacy knowledge students bring from their native language and putting writing at the center of the curriculum. She describes the helpful role native literacy plays in building written English fluency as writers use code-switching and movement between languages to scaffold transitional writing, even in cases where teachers do not know a studentâ€™s home language.
Writing Instruction & Assessment for English Language Learners K-8
This handbook offers ELL and mainstream teachers a number of tools and strategies they can use to help ELLs become successful writers. Topics include handwriting and spelling for ELLs, facilitating writing fluency, features of various written languages that may appear in ELLs' writing, approaches for teaching different genres of writing, and detailed information on different types of writing assessments. The authors have also included rubrics, graphic organizers, and recommended resources in each chapter.
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