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Preventing Long-Term ELs

Preventing Long-Term ELs
Transforming Schools to Meet Core Standards

First Edition

October 2010 | 176 pages | Corwin
After decades of experimentation with teaching language minority students, we are still confronted with an achievement gap between these students and their White Anglo counterparts that refuses to close. This gap widens, as students get older. This book is designed to help leadership teams at the school, district, and state levels to develop, implement and evaluate effective programmes for ELLs and all other students. Grounded in the author's extensive research on professional development and effective ELL instruction, the authors describe how professional development programmes integrate language, literacy, and subject matter for better results.

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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Culturally Responsive Strategies for English Learners

Culturally Responsive Strategies for English Learners

This blog post outlines three ways to leverage collectivism to support long-term ELs make progress and work towards Preventing Long-Term ELs


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.

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1: U.S. Schools Failing ELs

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