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Preventing Long-Term ELs

Preventing Long-Term ELs
Transforming Schools to Meet Core Standards

First Edition

December 2010 | 176 pages | Corwin
After decades of experimentation with teaching language minority students, we are still confronted with an achievement gap between these students and their White Anglo counterparts that refuses to close. This gap widens, as students get older. This book is designed to help leadership teams at the school, district, and state levels to develop, implement and evaluate effective programmes for ELLs and all other students. Grounded in the author's extensive research on professional development and effective ELL instruction, the authors describe how professional development programmes integrate language, literacy, and subject matter for better results.
About the Authors
1. U.S. Schools are Failing ELs: A Call for Change
2. The ELs
3. Tools For Schools: The Framework for Preventing LT-ELs
4. Instructional Program Options for ELs
5. Selecting and Teaching Academic Vocabulary / Discourse
6. Reading in the Content Areas
7. Writing Strategies for ELs and Struggling Writers
8. Engaging ELs via Cooperative Learning and Classroom Management
9. Race to the Top: What Administrators Need to Do
10. How a Middle School went from Reconstituted to Highest Performing in Two Years: A Principal's Perspective
11. Systemic School Reform: Partnering to Ensure EL Success
12. LT-ELs and Core Standards

"This book offers invaluable resources for teachers and administrators taking a proactive approach in transforming the academic success of long-term English learners."

Yee Wan, Multilingual Programs Coordinator
Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA

"This book encapsulates a serious call to action: challenging leaders and educators through bold, yet eminently practical pathways toward high-quality, evidence-based systematic instruction."

Virginia R. Champion, Senior Education Specialist
Region One Education Service Center, Edinburg, TX

"From classroom to boardroom and teacher to superintendent, this book provides the framework to ensure the academic success of ELs and the renewal of the educational organization itself in its mission to meet the academic needs of all students."

Pedro Mendia-Landa, English Language Learner Programs, Director
New Haven Public Schools, CT

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Chapter 1: U.S. Schools Failing ELs

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ISBN: 9781412974165