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Preventing Long-Term ELs

Transforming Schools to Meet Core Standards

This practical guidebook’s 10 components for success helps educators close the achievement gap with a professional development program that advances learning for EL students.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412974165
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2010
  • Page Count: 176
  • Publication date: October 22, 2010

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"Offers invaluable resources for teachers and administrators taking a proactive approach to eliminating the subgroup of long-term English learners."
—Yee Wan, Multilingual Programs Coordinator
Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA

"This book encapsulates a serious call to action: challenging leaders and educators to forge bold yet eminently practical pathways toward high-quality, evidence-based systematic instruction."
—Virginia R. Champion, Senior Education Specialist
Region One Education Service Center, Edinburg, TX

10 keys to keeping English learners from falling through the cracks

Students who struggle with academic English are likely to struggle with academic content throughout their school years. This practical guidebook's 10 components for success will help educators at all levels close this achievement gap. Best-selling authors Margarita Espino Calderón and Liliana Minaya-Rowe provide step-by-step instructions for integrating vocabulary and writing across the curriculum to improve students' learning. Key features include:

  • A clearly articulated, evidence-based professional development program for teaching diverse English language learners effectively
  • Coverage of a variety of program types
  • Research-based tools for improving instruction and measuring learning progressions
  • Methods for implementing an EL program while meeting core standards and content objectives

Inside are studies from a principal and superintendent and an array of assessment tools, checklists, and resources to guide you through the improvement process and establish a meaningful accountability system for the benefit of teachers, administrators, parents, and students.

Key features

(1) Provides a clear vision of professional development for effective instruction of language minority students that is grounded in solid research.

(2) Covers a variety of program types including dual language and two-way bilingual, transitional, and ESL and structured immersion programs.

(3) Designed for use by leadership teams at the school, district, and state levels.

(4) Filled with an array of practical tools and resources for use in implementing high quality PD programs

(5) Includes coverage of coaching that is based on the author's research identifying coaching practices and tools that have been effective in changing teacher practices.



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Margarita Espino Calderón

Dr. Margarita Espino Calderón, born and raised in Juárez, is a Professor Emerita/Senior Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University. Her research and development projects have been funded by the US Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Labor, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, and various State Offices of Education.

One of her empirical studies “The Bilingual Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (BCIRC)” is featured in the What Works Clearinghouse. The Carnegie Corporation of New York funded her five-year study to develop Expediting Comprehension for English Language Learners (ExC-ELL) to train math, science, social studies, language arts, and ESL teachers on integrating language, reading, and content in core content middle and high school classrooms. With a Title III National Professional Development grant, she implemented “A Whole-School Approach to Professional Development with ExC-ELL” in Loudoun County, VA. She replicated this approach in 29 schools in TX and NC. She served on the National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth, the Carnegie Corporation of New York Panel on English Language Adolescent Literacy Panel, among other panels and national committees. She has over 100 publications on language, literacy, and professional development.
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Liliana Minaya-Rowe

Liliana Minaya-Rowe is bilingual training coordinator at the Hartford Public Schools, where she works in professional development plans and practices for two-way immersion, bilingual, and ESL programs; effective first and second language instruction; teachers’ learning communities; and parent/family involvement practices. Minaya-Rowe is also professor emeritus of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests, publications, and teaching include teacher education, literacy, bilingual program development and implementation, and discourse analysis of bilinguals. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Education. Minaya-Rowe’s 80+ publications include journal articles, books, chapters, teacher’s manuals, and guidebooks.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Authors


1. U.S. Schools are Failing ELs: A Call for Change

2. The ELs

3. Tools For Schools: The Framework for Preventing LT-ELs

4. Instructional Program Options for ELs

5. Selecting and Teaching Academic Vocabulary / Discourse

6. Reading in the Content Areas

7. Writing Strategies for ELs and Struggling Writers

8. Engaging ELs via Cooperative Learning and Classroom Management

9. Race to the Top: What Administrators Need to Do

10. How a Middle School went from Reconstituted to Highest Performing in Two Years: A Principal's Perspective

11. Systemic School Reform: Partnering to Ensure EL Success

12. LT-ELs and Core Standards





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