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EL Excellence Every Day

The Flip-to Guide for Differentiating Academic Literacy
By: Tonya Ward Singer

Foreword by Jeff Zwiers
A Joint Publication with Learning Forward

Just flip to that strategy you want to learn or that literacy goal you want to reach for a wealth of ready-to-use resources to engage learners, build academic language, and strategically support instruction.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506377872
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2018
  • Page Count: 328
  • Publication date: December 29, 2017

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Take the Flip-to Book Tour!

You have to see this book to believe this book. And once you use this book it will quickly become your most treasured teaching resource. What exactly is so remarkable? All of the best teaching tools in language and literacy are at your fingertips! Just flip to that strategy you want to learn or that literacy goal you want to reach for a wealth of ready-to-use resources to actively engage learners, build academic language, and strategically support literacy instruction.

Much more than a resource for EL specialists, EL Excellence Every Day is written for every teacher, with a singular focus on improving the ways we all differentiate literacy instruction. Busy teachers especially will appreciate:

  • Over 85 flip-to strategies that help you engage and support all learners
  • 200+ prompts and linguistic scaffolds to facilitate academic conversations connected to specific literacy goals
  • Lesson-ready resources for essential literacy goals: anticipate before reading, read to understand, read to analyze and infer, and write with text evidence
  • Formative assessment tasks and if/then charts for personalizing teaching to every student
  • Differentiation guides that demonstrate how to adjust supports across EL proficiency levels
  • Intuitive, color-coded design so you can find what you need, when you need it

No one lesson or strategy is ever the perfect solution for every student. No one student learns in the same way. If there’s one universal truth in teaching it’s that every child is unique. Devour this book and soon enough you’ll provide the excellent literacy instruction each and every student deserves each and every day.

“We need resources that clearly and quickly help us to meet diverse instructional needs every day in every classroom. Tonya Ward Singer’s EL Excellence Every Day: The Flip-to Guide for Differentiating Academic Literacy is such a resource.”
--JEFF ZWIERS, from the foreword

Author(s)

Author(s)

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Tonya Ward Singer

Tonya Ward Singer, M.F.A., is a professional learning leader with a deep commitment to ensuring diverse learners excel with rigorous expectations. She consults nationally helping K-12 educators realize new possibilities in language and literacy learning to close opportunity gaps for ELs and students in poverty.

Tonya has taught at multiple grade levels as a classroom teacher, reading teacher, and EL specialist, and has extensive experience helping school leaders transform learning at scale. Her choice work is supporting educators in launching and sustaining site-based, continuous inquiry around live lessons. She has been collaborating extensively with multiple districts developing, testing, and refining observation inquiry, the focus of this book.

An expert in pedagogy for linguistically diverse learners, Tonya has co-authored curriculum for international publishers including Scholastic, Longman and Oxford University Press. She thrives on leveraging research and innovation to solve educational challenges, and inspiring others to do the same.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword


Acknowledgments


About the Author


SECTION I: ESSENTIALS FOR EL EXCELLENCE


1. INTRODUCTION

Why This Book?

Helping Every Teacher Excel Teaching ELs

Core Pedagogy for EL Excellence

How This Guide Helps You Every Day

Ways to Use This Flip-To Guide

2. ESSENTIAL MINDSETS

Mindsets Matter

Value English Learners’ Assets

Expect Excellence From Every English Learner

Reflect in Inquiry About Your Impact

SECTION II: ENGAGE


3. ENGAGE EVERY EL

What Is Student Engagement?

Why Collaborative Conversations?

3.1 Whole-Class Conversation Structures

3.2 Partner Conversation Structures

3.3 Small-Group Conversation Structures

3.4 Up and Moving Conversation Structures

3.5 Fishbowl Structure

3.6 Listening to Conversations as Formative Data

3.7 Tools to Differentiate Student Conversations

3.8 Linguistic Frames for Conversations

3.9 Strategies to Actively Engage Emerging ELs

3.10 Total Physical Response Strategies

3.11 Read and Annotate Strategies

3.12 Collaborate to Write Strategies

SECTION III: SUPPORT


4. SUPPORT ELS STRATEGICALLY

What Supports Do ELs Need?

How Do I Personalize Supports?

How Do I Differentiate With Ease?

5. BUILD BACKGROUND

What and Why?

When Do I Build Background?

Who Benefits From Building Background?

Strategies to Build Background

5.1 Connect to Students’ Background Knowledge and Experiences

5.2 Teach Concept Vocabulary With the Frayer Model

5.3 A Collaborative Approach to the Frayer Model

5.4 Direct Instruction Vocabulary Routine

5.5 Teach Vocabulary With Cognates

5.6 Model Through Teacher Action

5.7 Model Expectations With an Exemplar

5.8 Collaborate to Contrast Exemplars

5.9 Collaborate to Evaluate an Exemplar With a Rubric

Reflect on Chapter 5

6. SCAFFOLD LANGUAGE DURING A TASK

What and Why?

Strategies to Scaffold Language During a Task

Anticipating the Just-Right Level of Scaffolds

Tips to Be Strategic

6.1 Linguistic Frames

6.2 Word Banks

6.3 Word Bank Table

6.4 Sentence Chart

6.5 Graphic Organizers

Reflect on Chapter 6

7. TEACH LANGUAGE BEYOND A TASK

What and Why?

What Features of Language Do I Teach?

Strategies to Teach Language in This Chapter

7.1 Teach Language From Life Experience

7.2 Teach Language From a Text

7.3 Syntax (or Paragraph) Surgery

7.4 Teach Word Relationships

Reflect on Chapter 7

SECTION IV: APPLY STRATEGIES TO DIFFERENTIATE ACADEMIC LITERACY


8. MAKE EL EXCELLENCE ROUTINE

Four Steps, Four Conversation Tasks

Apply Essentials to Meet Specific Literacy Goals

Where Do I Begin?

What Will I Find in Each Chapter?

Be in Continuous Inquiry About Your Impact

9. ANTICIPATE

What and Why?

9.1 Make Predictions

9.2 Ask Questions Before Reading

10. READ TO UNDERSTAND

What and Why?

10.1 Identify Main Ideas

10.2 Self-Monitor and Use Context Clues

10.3 Use Affixes and Roots to Figure Out Unknown Words

11. READ TO ANALYZE AND INFER

What and Why?

11.1 Make Claims About Texts

11.2 Justify Claims With Text Evidence

11.3 Make Inferences About Characters

11.4 Make and Justify Claims About Theme and Author’s Message

11.5 Compare and Contrast

APPENDIX: GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS


Collaborative Brainstorm

Frayer Model

Direct Vocabulary Instruction

Word Family Chart

Organize Cause and Effect

Claim and Justify With Text Evidence

References


Index


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