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EL Excellence Every Day: The Flip-to Guide for Differentiating Academic Literacy

by Tonya Singer Corwin Press
Pub Date:
02/2018
ISBN:
9781506377872
Format:
Spb 328 pages
Price:
AU$73.00 NZ$77.39
Product Status: Not Our Publication - we no longer distribute
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This book translates the theory of teaching ELs into a very intuitive process, even for teachers with no background knowledge in ELs. The user-friendly organization begins with foundational material on educator mindsets and engaging students with collaborative conversations, followed by chapters on strategic supports for ELs, and concluding with chapters on applying foundations and supports to literacy goals. Core pedagogy is informed by essential mindsets and foundations: Value, Expect, Engage, Observe, Support and Reflect. The strategic use of color coding and "flip-to" features help readers find what they need, when they need it.


 

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

"Tonya Ward Singer’s latest book, written in an easy-to-access conversational style, is exactly what teachers need to bring English learners to the next level in language as well as content. Ward Singer obviously knows her way around classrooms that contain ELs and offers practical suggestions grounded in research of what teachers can do when very real situations arise with ELs. This book provides guidance framed around ELs’ proficiency levels and will help teachers find that 'sweet spot' that we’re all looking for to promote our ELs’ excellence. I highly recommend this book for all types of teachers."—Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner, President SupportEd


 


 

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.