Differentiated Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

Differentiated Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners : Developing Second Language Literacy

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Differentiated Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners assists teachers in developing a multifaceted approach to successful instruction, uniquely clarifying the critical role of culture and language in working with English language learners. Carefully crafted chapters guide literacy educators from initial assessment to the development of successful, differentiated instruction. Drawing on their vast experience with teaching English Learners, Alice Quiocho and Sharon Ulanoff, offer teachers a myriad of practical strategies, lots of authentic teacher examples, and detailed lesson plans. They identify how to build English skills with English learners at every developmental level. In addition, the authors also feature a chapter detailing the steps necessary to reach English learners who have been identified for special education, a topic infrequently covered in other texts.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 202 x 248 x 20mm | 621.42g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • ALLYN & BACON
  • Old Tappan, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 0131180002
  • 9780131180000

About Alice L. Quiocho

Alice Quiocho is an award-winning professor of Language and Literacy in the College of Education at California State University, San Marcos. Dr. Quiocho specializes in bilingual education and multicultural literature. She currently trains teachers in second language acquisition and oral language development. Sharon H. Ulanoff is a professor of Bilingual/Multicultural and Literacy Education at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Ulanoff has 30 years experience in public schools as a bilingual teacher and a bilingual teacher educator. Dr. Ulanoff is a frequent presenter at state, national and international conferences.show more

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"Differentiated Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners "assists teachers in developing a multifaceted approach to successful instruction, uniquely clarifying the critical role of culture and language in working with English language learners. Carefully crafted chapters guide literacy educators from initial assessment to the development of successful, differentiated instruction. Drawing on their vast experience with teaching English Learners, Alice Quiocho and Sharon Ulanoff, offer teachers a myriad of practical strategies, lots of authentic teacher examples, and detailed lesson plans. They identify how to build English skills with English learners at every developmental level. In addition, the authors also feature a chapter detailing the steps necessary to reach English learners who have been identified for special education, a topic infrequently covered in other texts. The explicit lesson plans, field studies and classroom vignettes crystallize the theories presented in this text. Teachers will find that "Differentiated Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners "promotes a personalized approach to English learning that will prove to be a vital tool for anyone hoping to maximize their students potential. What reviewers say: The authors know their field and they recognize and confirm teachers abilities and expertise to enhance English language learners content literacy development. Janet Richards University of South Florida I think the authors do a wonderful job connecting theory to practice. The writers do an excellent job of writing a clear and interesting text. Debra Price Sam Houston State University There is much value in the pedagogical features of this book. I have never seen such an extensive explanation of language acquisition and the different ways teachers can assess English learners. I think that it will be the best book on the market in this regard. Deanna Gilmore Washington State University"show more

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The authors know their field and they recognize and confirm teachers' abilities and expertise to enhance English language learners content literacy development. Janet Richards - University of South Florida I think the authors do a wonderful job ... connecting theory to practice. The writers do an excellent job of writing a clear and interesting text. Debra Price - Sam Houston State University There is much value in the pedagogical features of this book. I have never seen such an extensive explanation of language acquisition and the different ways teachers can assess English learners. I think that it will be the best book on the market in this regard. Deanna Gilmore - Washington State Universityshow more

Table of contents

1. What Differentiation Should Be For English Language Learners 2. The Role of Culture in Planning 3. The Role of Language in Literacy Acquisition and Development 4. Effectively Assessing ELLs 5. Teaching and Learning the Necessary Skills for Literacy Success 6. Strategies That Count 7. Making Content Accessible Through Standards Based Instruction 8. You Mean I Have to Scaffold the Scaffold? 9. Attention to Students with Special Needs (by Lorri Santamaria) 10. Putting It All Togethershow more

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