Teaching Reading to English Language Learners, Grades 6-12: A Framework for Improving Achievement in the Content Areas by Margarita Calderon

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners, Grades 6-12: A Framework for Improving Achievement in the Content Areas

Margarita Calderon
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"“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.

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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.

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“ExC-ELL is about dispelling myths regarding what ELL students can and cannot do. It's also about supporting teachers in the delivery of the high quality, rigorous instruction all students deserve. 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 Services “Provides a model for comprehensive literacy instruction to enhance students' vocabulary and reading comprehension while gaining and consolidating critical content knowledge in the areas of math, science, language arts and social studies. This outstanding book will prove useful to anyone who is working with English Language Learners in the intermediate grades through high school.” — Rebecca S. Donaldson, Reading First Director “A welcome addition in providing the high-quality educational experiences students need in order to master a new language and open the doors to the world of opportunity that awaits them.” — Dawn Billings, Partner “A fabulous book that covers everything teachers need to know about teaching reading to ELLs. Contains tons of information that readers can use right away.” — Arlene Mylinski, ESL Teacher “For ELL students to succeed academically, effective teaching strategies and best practices must be demonstrated in the classroom. This book provides a systematic and detailed map for helping to ensure success for all students.” — Daniel S. Hamada, Superintendent “Offers numerous strategies for building background knowledge and making content comprehensible. Rich with graphic organizers, a glossary, and other tools for teachers.” — Nadia Mykysey, Adjunct Faculty “The best synthesis of reading strategies for secondary ELLs that I've seen. There is something for everyone in this book, from novice teachers to veterans. Doesn't add to teachers' workloads, but instead replaces ineffective strategies with successful ones.” — Neal A. Glasgow, Teacher and Author "What a welcome addition to the middle and high school instructional program. The ten lesson components work interactively to facilitate students' comprehension, which leads to their academic success across the content areas. Now every teacher can have the tools to become an effective language teacher!" — Margo Gottlieb, Director of Assessment and Evaluation

Author Biography

Margarita Calderon, PhD is professor emerita senior research scientist at Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Since 2004, she has been conducting research studies funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. She has conducted longitudinal studies on English learners' language and literacy development in elementary, middle, and high schools, and is now focusing on professional development designs for adopting evidence-based instruction. The author of more than one hundred articles, chapters, books, and teacher training manuals, Dr. Calderon's most recent professional book is Teaching Reading to English Language Learners, Grades 6-12. She also developed RIGOR (Reading Instructional Goals for Older Readers), a series of intervention resources for older students reading at preliterate-Grade 3 levels. RIGOR is being used in New York City, Boston, Houston, Louisville, Salt Lake City, and other major cities. Dr. Calderon has worked as an ESL high school teacher, a professional development coordinator for San Diego State University, and a bilingual director for the University of California at Santa Barbara. She presents frequently at conferences of major education organizations, including the International Reading Association, Teachers of English as a Second Language, and National Association of Bilingual Educators. Born in Juarez, Mexico, Dr. Calderon was educated in Mexico and the United States, receiving her BA in English and MA in linguistics from the University of Texas at El Paso, followed by a PhD from Claremont Graduate School in Pomona, California.

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