"“This book should be in the hands of every middle and high school teacher, serving not just ELL students, but all students who need help increasing their speaking, reading, and writing skills.”"???Jane Escobedo, Director, English Language Learner ServicesSonoma County Office of Education, CA
"“For ELL students to succeed academically, effective teaching strategies and best practices must be demonstrated in the classroom. This book provides a detailed map for helping to ensure success for all students.”"???Daniel S. Hamada, Superintendent, Kauai Complex Area, HI
"A powerful array of field-tested literacy tools for closing the achievement gap! "
No longer confined to just a few states, English Language Learners (ELLs) present a growing challenge for schools and school districts across the country. "Teaching Reading to English Language Learners, Grades 6???12" provides a comprehensive and systematic framework for developing literacy skills and accelerating language development. With funding from the Carnegie Corporation and the U.S. Department of Education, author Margarita Calder??n has developed a research-based approach to expediting reading comprehension that results in higher test scores, not just for ELLs, but for all students.
This practical guide is full of ready-to-use tools, including: Lesson templatesRubricsSample lesson plans in mathematics, science, language arts, and social studiesDescriptions of successful programsProfessional development designs
Without strong reading skills, students will never reach their full potential. But now this remarkable book offers a rigorously tested, NCLB-aligned instructional model for improving reading in all contentareas.
Designed primarily for middle and high school teachers of English, science, math, and social studies, this book will also be a valuable resource for middle and high school principals, literacy coaches, and content curriculum specialists.
This book provides a field-tested, research-based approach to expediting reading comprehension that results in higher test scores not just for ELLs, but for all students.
Dr. Margarita Calderon
is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist at the Johns Hopkins University' School of Education. She serves on national panels and committees such as: National Research Council's Committee on Teacher Preparation, National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth, Carnegie Adolescent ELL Literacy Panel, The WIDA Formative Language Assessment Records for ELLs (FLARE) in Secondary School, National Institute for Family Literacy (NIFL) Multicultural Advisory, Professional Advisory Board of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, and ETS Visiting Panel on Research. She is principal investigator in a 5-year study in middle and high schools called ExC-ELL on professional development of science, social studies, and language arts teachers of ELLs, and RIGOR for teaching language, reading and content to SIFE, ELLs in Special Education, and Newcomers funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. She is Co-PI with Robert Slavin on the 5-year randomized evaluation of English immersion, transitional, and two-way bilingual elementary programs funded by the Institute for Education Sciences/U.S. Dept. of Education. Other research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, National Institutes of Health, and Texas Education Agency. She has over 100 publications. Three recent publications are: The McGraw-Hill LEAD21 and Science Essentials for ELLs; Teaching Reading to English Language Learners, Grades 6-12: A Framework for Improving Achievement in the Content Area, and Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Two-Way Bilingual programs by Corwin Press. She is an international speaker and conducts comprehensive professional development programs throughout the country.