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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



12 Key Practices Framework

This downloadable pdf file includes the Wagner & King (2010) Key Practice 1 framework that structures their book. The framework is divided into four parts: 1) Shared Practices at the District, School, and Classroom Levels; 2) Common Classroom Practices for All ELL Educators; 3) Core Instructional Practices of Every Program for ELLs; and 4) Organizing the Key Practices into Effective Program Configurations. The 12 Key Practices checklist is aligned with this framework.

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

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Object(s): framework



Appendix A: A More Comprehensive List of Observable Behaviors that ELLs May Exibit in English

This list includes 23 observable behaviors that ELLs may exhibit in English, and is included as Appendix A of Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners, 2nd Edition by Else Hamayan, Barbara Marler, Cristina Sanchez-Lopez, and Jack Damico.

Publication: Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a Continuum of Services, Second Edition

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Object(s): checklist



Appendix B: Contrasting Possible Explanations for Typical Observable Behaviors That ELLs May Exhibit

This blank template can be used by teachers as they begin to consider possible ELL explanations and possible disability explanations for observable student behavior. It is included as Appendix B of Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners, 2nd Edition by Else Hamayan, Barbara Marler, Cristina Sanchez-Lopez, and Jack Damico.

Publication: Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a Continuum of Services, Second Edition

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Object(s): template



Appendix C: Generating ELL Interventions: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Cultural Impact

This blank template can be used by teachers to help them identify ELL interventions in the student's home language and in English. It is included as Appendix C of Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners, 2nd Edition by Else Hamayan, Barbara Marler, Cristina Sanchez-Lopez, and Jack Damico.

Publication: Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a Continuum of Services, Second Edition

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Object(s): template



Appendix D: Generating Special Education Interventions: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing

This blank template can be used by teacher to identify special education interventions to use with students in their home languages and in English. It is included as Appendix D of Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners, 2nd Edition by Else Hamayan, Barbara Marler, Cristina Sanchez-Lopez, and Jack Damico.

Publication: Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a Continuum of Services, Second Edition

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Object(s): template



Appendix E: Assessment of Needs

Teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and students can use this blank template to compare "what is" happening at their school with "what should be" in the areas of school vision, staff skills, incentives, resources, and action plans. It is included as Appendix E of Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners, 2nd Edition by Else Hamayan, Barbara Marler, Cristina Sanchez-Lopez, and Jack Damico.

Publication: Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a Continuum of Services, Second Edition

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Object(s): template



Appendix F: Gathering Information and Evaluating the Adequacy of the Learning Environment

This checklist was developed to help schools and districts assess the quality of services they provide to ELLs. The checklist can be used for self-evaluation, or it may be used by an outside evaluator through observations and interviews. It is included as Appendix F of Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners, 2nd Edition by Else Hamayan, Barbara Marler, Cristina Sanchez-Lopez, and Jack Damico.

Publication: Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a Continuum of Services, Second Edition

Topic: Program Implementation and Evaluation

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Object(s): checklist





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