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Content-Area Language Demands and ELLs/EBs (1) presentation

This presentation, titled "Content-Area Language Demands and English Language Learners (ELLs)/Emergent Bilinguals (EBs)", draws on four readings about content-area language demands (Bunch - ELA; Moschovich - mathematics; Lee & Llosa - science; Liten-Tejada - social studies) from Valdés et al (2015). It is structured around an expert jigsaw activity with note-making guide.

Publication: Common Core Bilingual and English Language Learners: A Resource for Educators

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Object(s): presentation



Biliteracy Unit Framework: Sample for 1st Grade

The biliteracy unit framework featured in this sample is for 1st grade.
Content area: Language arts integrated with science.
Language in which this content is taught: Spanish.

Publication: Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges between Languages

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Specialty:  

Object(s): framework



12 Key Practices Checklist

The 12 Key Practices checklist is aligned with the 12 Key Practices framework that structures Implementing Effective Instruction for ELLs by Suzanne Wagner and Tammy King (2012). Administrators, teachers, and leadership team members can use this Checklist when they are 1) reviewing their current instructional programs for ELLs, 2) assessing program and professional development needs, 3) monitoring implementation, 4) evaluating program effectiveness, and 5) restructuring programs.

Publication: Implementing Effective Instruction for English Language Learners: Twelve Key Practices for Administrators, Teachers, and Leadership Teams

Topic: Program Implementation and Evaluation

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Object(s): checklist



Biliteracy Unit Framework: Template

This biliteracy unit framework is a blank template. It can be used by teachers at any grade level who teach content in any biliteracy context.

Publication: Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges between Languages

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Specialty:  

Object(s): framework, template



Literacy Squared Lesson Plan Template

This lesson plan template was developed by the Literacy Squared team. Teachers can use this template to plan and align the side-by-side Lectura en español and Literacy-based ELD components of the language arts block. Coaches and administrators can use the Literacy Squared Observation Protocol to observe, monitor, and evaluate biliteracy lessons in Spanish and English, and support the professional development of biliteracy teachers. The Literacy Squared Lesson Plan Template is explained and exemplified in Biliteracy from the Start: Literacy Squared in Action (Escamilla et al, 2013).

Publication: Biliteracy from the Start: Literacy Squared in Action

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Object(s): template



Differentiating instruction and assessment for ELLs

This is a presentation that Rebecca Freeman Field uses and adapts in professional development workshops on Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for ELLs. The workshop revolves around Fairbairn & Jones-Vo (2010).

Session description:
This workshop is for general education/content, ESL/world language/bilingual education specialists, and literacy coaches who have ELLs in their classes and schools.
We draw on the WIDA English language development (ELD) standards, and teachers learn how to select appropriate instructional and assessment strategies for their ELLs at different stages of English language development. (Educators in non-WIDA states use their state ELD standards.)
We also consider how other important factors (e.g., literacy in the first language, prior education, cultural differences) inform a teachers’ efforts to differentiate instruction for the ELLs in their classes.
We emphasize the importance of shared responsibility, teacher collaboration, and using student performance data to guide decisionmaking.

Publication: Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners: A Guide for K-12 Teachers

Topic: Professional Development

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Object(s): presentation



Collecting Linguistic, Cultural, and Academic Background Information on Students Survey

This blank survey can be used by educators who are collecting information about students' linguistic, cultural, and academic background. This information can be used to develop linguistically and culturally responsive units of instruction and lesson plans. .

Publication: Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges between Languages

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Object(s): survey



Teaching Strategies

Wagner and King (2012) compiled this glossary of teaching strategies to accompany their book, Implementing Effective Instruction for English Language Learners: 12 Key Practices for Administrators, Teachers, and Leadership Teams. Each of these teaching strategies is mentioned in their book.

Publication: Implementing Effective Instruction for English Language Learners: Twelve Key Practices for Administrators, Teachers, and Leadership Teams

Topic: Professional Development

Specialty:  

Object(s): reference





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