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English Language Learners at School: A Guide for Administrators
English Language Learners at School: A Guide for Administrators
By: Else V. Hamayan (Editor), Rebecca Freeman Field (Editor)
Caslon Publishing
(2006)

Accountability for English language learners is a critical issue for schools today. The number of identified ELLs in public schools grew 95% over the last decade, with more than 5 million school age ELLS identified. Administrators are demanding information about how they can ensure that the ELLs in their schools achieve. English Language Learners at School is a practical guide for administrators who must address this challenge now.

English Language Learners in American Classrooms: 101 Questions, 101 Answers
English Language Learners in American Classrooms: 101 Questions, 101 Answers
By: James Crawford, Stephen Krashen

With increasing numbers of ELLs posing unique challenges and opportunities for schools, the authors address educators' concerns in a concise and accessible way. The book provides a basic but comprehensive introduction that serves as a state-of-the-art guide to the field, using a straightforward Q&A format designed to focus sharply on the major issues, such as the research on effectiveness of various programs, and assessment and accountability for ELLs.

English Language Learners: Day by Day K-6
English Language Learners: Day by Day K-6
By: Christina M. Celic
Heinemann
(2009)

During her experience as an ESL and bilingual teacher, Christina Celic has compiled a number of practical strategies for creating an effective and welcoming learning environment in her classroom. In this guide, she shares hands-on approaches for classroom set-up and management, creating a class profile, determining appropriate homework assignments, and incorporating content learning throughout the classroom and curriculum. The first chapter, focusing on classroom set-up, is available on the publisher website.

English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work
English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work
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English Language Learners: The Essential Guide
English Language Learners: The Essential Guide
By: David Freeman, Yvonne Freeman

This book provides an excellent introduction to English language learners and effective ELL instruction. Topics include: getting to know your students, teaching language through content, and developing academic language. The guide, which refers to a number of specific policy and instruction models throughout the country, also ties strategies to multicultural children's books, and offers suggestions for further reading on a number of topics. English Language Learners: The Essential Guide will serve as a useful tool for school administrators and classroom teachers who are new to ELL instruction as well as to veteran teachers looking for new strategies to support their own methods.

English Learners in American Classrooms
English Learners in American Classrooms
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English Learners Left Behind: Standardized Testing as Language Policy
English Learners Left Behind: Standardized Testing as Language Policy
By: Kate Menken

Through the lens of New York City schools, this book explores how high-stakes tests mandated by No Child Left Behind have become de facto language policy in U.S. schools, detailing how testing has shaped curriculum and instruction, and the myriad ways that tests are now a defining force in the daily lives of English Language Learners and the educators who serve them.

English Learners: Reaching the Highest Level of English Literacy
English Learners: Reaching the Highest Level of English Literacy
By: Gilbert G. Garcia (Editor)
International Reading Association
(2003)

This book examines three important ELL issues: English reading instruction in an immersion setting, English language development, and cultural issues as they pertain to ELLs in and out of the classroom. Readers will discover new ways of looking at practice in the context of current English literacy instruction for ELLs, suggestions for why we need to examine our current practice, and recommendations for what we can do to change it. The authors emphasize the importance of cultural heritage and celebrate the variety of voices that our ELLs represent.

Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar
Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar
By: David Freeman, Yvonne Freeman
Heinemann

Product Description: When teachers are familiar with basic linguistic concepts, they are better prepared to make decisions about how to teach reading, spelling, phonics, and grammar to all students, including English language learners. In this unique linguistics course-in-a-book, David and Yvonne Freeman explain essential linguistic concepts in a thorough, but manageable manner and show the connections between linguistic theory and classroom practice.

Ethnic Book Awards: A Directory Of Multicultural Literature For Young Readers
Ethnic Book Awards: A Directory Of Multicultural Literature For Young Readers
By: Sherry York
Linworth Publishing
(2005)

This unique and useful directory offers librarians, educators, and students of children's literature a diverse listing of children's and young adult books that have been recognized by culturally-specific awards about Jewish, African-American, Latino, Caribbean, and Asian-American cultures. Part I provides an overview of the awards (such as the Pura Belpré and Coretta Scott King Award), and Part II provides an alphabetical list of titles with a brief synopsis and publication information. There is also a topical index and an index of authors, editors, illustrators, and translators.

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