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Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners: A Guide for K?12 Teachers, Second Edition with Poster

Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners: A Guide for K?12 Teachers, Second Edition with Poster

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The notion that we must explicitly teach language within all academic classes is gaining ground today. . . . This guide is packed with ideas for purposeful and differentiated language instruction and assessment that can be applied in most content classrooms. . . . I predict this second edition will be as popular with teachers facing the challenges of educating ELLs as it will be in university teacher pre-service programs. As teachers . . . make use of the strategies, they will begin to share the excitement I felt at seeing a guide that addresses language differentiation for ELLs. Tim Boals, Executive Director, WIDA Consortium What's New to the Second Edition? - Updated student demographics that show the range of English language learners (ELLs) we find in the United States, with attention to home language, prior schooling, and cultural background - A new chapter on teaching content and language to diverse learners that: aligns with new learning standards (e.g., Next Generation, College- and Career-Ready, Common Core) and language development progressions (e.g., WIDA, ELPA21, NY, CA, TX); prepares teachers to teach language and literacy across content areas; examines academic language at the word, sentence, and discourse levels. - An improved differentiating instruction and assessment template that draws teachers' attention to the language demands of content-area instruction - Stronger emphasis on teacher collaboration, leadership, and innovative teacher-directed approaches to professional learning - Includes an updated quick-reference chart of differentiation strategies by ELD levels for teachers' classroom use.

Author: Shelley Fairbairn, Stephaney Jones-Vo
Publisher: Caslon Publishing
Published: 05/15/2019
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.60lbs
Size: 10.90h x 8.50w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781934000380

About the Author
Shelley Fairbairn, Ph.D., is a professor at the Drake University School of Education and a national teacher professional development consultant. Fairbairn specializes in the instruction, assessment, and grading of K-12 English language learners; issues of cultural and linguistic diversity; and teacher education. Stephaney Jones-Vo, M.A., is a consultant and professional developer focusing on linguistic differentiation, literacy, and equity. She has extensive experience as a K-12 ESOL teacher, Title III grants director, refugee sponsor and resettlement volunteer, and teacher of adult refugees. As a private consultant for Starfish Education, her passion continues to be English learners, from early childhood age to adult.

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