Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Development

Author: Smith, Patriann

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466686694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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With rapid technological and cultural advancements, the 21st century has witnessed the wide scale development of transnationalist economies, which has led to the concurrent evolution of language and literacy studies, expanding cross-cultural approaches to literacy and communication. Current language education applies new technologies and multiple modes of text to a diverse range of cultural contexts, enhancing the classroom experience for multi-lingual learners. The Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Development provides an authoritative exploration of cross-cultural approaches to language learning through extensive research that illuminates the theoretical frameworks behind multicultural pedagogy and its myriad applications for a globalized society. With its comprehensive coverage of transnational case studies, trends in literacy teaching, and emerging instructive technologies, this handbook is an essential reference source for K-20 educators, administrators in school districts, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, and researchers in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). This diverse publication features comprehensive and accessible articles on the latest instructional pedagogies and strategies, current empirical research on cross-cultural language development, and the unique challenges faced by teachers, researchers, and policymakers who promote cross-cultural perspectives.
Reading Instruction for Diverse Classrooms

Author: Ellen McIntyre

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781609180560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This practical, teacher-friendly book provides indispensable guidance for implementing research-based reading instruction that is responsive to students' diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Structured around the “big five” core topics of an effective reading program—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—the book explains tried-and-true teaching strategies for fostering all students' achievement. Key topics include engaging diverse students in classroom discussion, involving families in learning, and assessing and teaching new literacies. Numerous classroom examples demonstrate a wide range of easy-to-implement lesson ideas and activities for students at different grade levels, including struggling learners. Issues specific to English language learners are woven throughout the chapters.
Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: English Language Arts, Grades 3-5

Author: Margo Gottlieb

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452278285

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Make every student fluent in the language of learning. The Common Core and ELD standards provide pathways to academic success through academic language. Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and professional learning communities can: Design and implement thematic units for learning Draw from content and language standards to set targets for all students Examine standards-centered materials for academic language Collaborate in planning instruction and assessment within and across lessons Consider linguistic and cultural resources of the students Create differentiated content and language objectives Delve deeply into instructional strategies involving academic language Reflect on teaching and learning
Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners

Author: Guler, Nilufer

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522531241

Category: Education

Page: 335

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Teaching English language learners has long presented challenges for teachers tasked with bringing these students to a level of language comprehension comparable to that of native speakers. These challenges and issues can lead to difficulty comprehending core academic topics for those learning the English language. Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners is a critical scholarly publication that explores the importance of English as a Second Language (ESL) education as well as the challenges that can arise in striving for effective and engaging learning environments for the students involved. Featuring a broad scope of topics, such as effective lesson plans, teacher education and preparation, and the education achievement gap, this book is geared toward academicians, practitioners, and researchers seeking current research on effective teaching strategies for teachers of English language learners.
Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners

Author: Jennifer T. Mascolo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118417355

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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A Resource for Designing and Implementing Intervention Programs for At-Risk Learners This authoritative resource provides step-by-step procedures for planning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for at-risk learners with a unique focus on how to individualize interventions using actual case examples. In addition, this volume offers guidelines for gathering and interpreting data in a manner that assists in identifying targets for intervention and rich discussion and information relating to specific academic, cognitive, and behavioral manifestations of students with learning difficulties in reading, math, writing, and oral language. Practitioners will also recognize and learn how to intervene with students from underserved and mis-served populations who are at risk for learning failure including English-language learners and students from impoverished environments. Each chapter describes how specific difficulties interfere with classroom tasks and explain how to select, modify, or otherwise tailor an intervention based on that information. As with all volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this volume includes callout boxes highlighting key concepts, extensive illustrative material, and test questions. The companion CD-ROM provides additional worksheets, case studies, and handouts.
Supporting English Learners in the Classroom

Author: Eric M. Haas

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807777862

Category: Education


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This resource offers educators evidence-based best practices to help them address the individual needs of English learners with academic challenges and those who have been referred for special education services. The authors include guidance and specific tools to help districts, schools, and classrooms use Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and other interventions. “Provides excellent guidance for meeting the complex needs of English learners with true learning disabilities. An outstanding resource.” —Alba Ortiz, professor emeritus, The University of Texas at Austin “A wonderful resource for those who have the opportunity to serve English learners in the classroom, including those with academic challenges.” —Martha Thurlow, National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota “Readers will find practical guidance and tools grounded in the latest research for teaching English learners.” —Diane Haager, professor, California State University, Los Angeles “A valuable tool that bridges the latest research and practice on bilingual special education.” —Claudia Rinaldi, Lasell College
Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards

Author: Shelley Fairbairn

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506300900

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Use this six-part strategy for measurable, cross-curricular EL achievement! Expert research, instructive tables and templates, essays, and real-life stories illuminate best practices for cross-curricular, standards-based instruction that gets results. Using the authors’ six-part ENGAGE Model, you’ll learn to: Establish a shared vision for serving ELs Name the expertise to utilize within collaborative teams Gather and analyze EL-specific data Align standards-based assessments and grading to ELs’ linguistic and content development Ground standards-based instruction in both content and language development Examine results to inform next steps Use this groundbreaking guide for measurable EL progress!
Climbing the Literacy Ladder

Author: Beverly Tyner

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416628422

Category: Education

Page: 285

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Literacy skills are the cornerstone upon which students' knowledge, self-esteem, and future educational opportunities are built. But far too many teachers lack the time, materials, and specialized knowledge required to address these skills adequately. To that end, Climbing the Literacy Ladder is a one-stop shop to help teachers plan and differentiate literacy instruction for all students from prekindergarten through 5th grade. Literacy educator Beverly Tyner presents plans for small-group instruction that addresses elementary students' six developmental stages of reading and writing: emergent, beginning, fledgling, transitional, fluent, and independent. To help teachers support students' literacy development, this book also provides - Characteristics of readers and writers at each stage. - Lesson plans that target each of the research-based instructional components (fluency, word study, vocabulary, and comprehension). - Authentic classroom scenarios and conversations. - Practical classroom strategies and activities. - Advice for when to move students to the next stage. If students cannot read with comprehension by 3rd grade, then their educational future is cast in doubt. Climbing the Literacy Ladder will not only help you grow as a competent and empowered literacy teacher but also ensure that your students continue to travel a clear and unobstructed educational road. This book is a co-publication of ASCD and ILA.
Expanding Literacy Practices Across Multiple Modes and Languages for Multilingual Students

Author: Luciana C. de Oliveira

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641134828

Category: Education

Page: 127

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Literacy practices have changed over the past several years to incorporate modes of representation much broader than language alone, in which the textual is also related to the visual, the audio, the spatial, etc. This book focuses on research and instructional practices necessary for integrating an expanded view of literacy in the classroom that offers multiple points of entry for all students. Projects highlighted in this book incorporate multiple modes of communication (e.g., visual, aural, textual) through various digital and print-based written formats. In addition, this book particularly focuses on the possibilities that this expanded view of literacy holds for emergent to advanced bilingual students and specific scaffolds necessary for supporting them. Our focus is specifically multilingual students as classrooms across the United States and other English-speaking countries around the world become more and more diverse. The book considers educators as active participants in social change and contributors to our overall goal of social justice for all. This book grew out of work conducted by doctoral students and former doctoral students, now faculty at various universities, from the Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings (LLLMS) specialization in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, Florida. The most outstanding feature of this work is the breadth of examples for integrating literacy in the classroom, as well as the specific instructional strategies provided for supporting multilingual students. This volume is unique in tackling both literacy and specific scaffolding for multilingual students. Additionally, the chapters here collectively aim to go beyond describing research to also provide a variety of classroom connections for practitioners and implications for teacher education.
Reading and Learning Difficulties 2nd ed.

Author: Peter Westwood

Publisher: ACER Press

ISBN: 9781742864266

Category: Education

Page: 110

View: 849

The 2nd edition of Peter Westwood's best-selling Reading and Learning Difficulties addresses recent initiatives around the teaching of reading, the value of a phonics-based approach, and international research around literacy teaching, learning and pedagogy. It presents evidence-based methods for teaching reading skills, looks at the increasing role of technology and online learning in literacy and evaluates the success of literacy interventions implemented in Australia and elsewhere. Reading and Learning Difficulties provides guidance on how to develop flexible teaching methods to suit varied ways of learning. By examining the way readers process texts, and identifying the knowledge and skills needed to become a proficient reader, it explains why learning problems can sometimes occur and what can be done to prevent or overcome these difficulties. In his Learning Difficulties series, Peter Westwood evaluates, summarises and presents research, strategies and best-practice methodologies for working with students that have learning difficulties in particular subject areas. Rigorous yet accessible, the titles in this series provide teachers with the knowledge, data and direction they need to develop their skills and meet student needs.