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English Language Learners
Resources for Secondary Teachers Working With English Language Learners
Short, D. & Fitzsimmons, S. (2007).
Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners
. Alliance for Excellent Education and Carnegie Corporation.
Summary of that report:
Alliance for Excellent Education. (2007). Issue Brief:
Urgent but Overlooked: The Literacy Crisis Among Adolescent English Language Learner
ELL Brief 2007.pdf
English Language Learners in Middle and High School -
A webcast with Dr. Deborah Short on the challenges faced by secondary students learning a new language and content.
Additional resources for students:
Excellent Overview Paper
: Meltzer, J. & Hamann, E. (2005). Meeting the Literacy Development Needs of Adolescent English Language Learners Through Content-Area Learning. Education Alliance at Brown University.
Summary of strategies.
Short, D. J.
Developing Academic Literacy in Adolescent English Language Learners. A brief summary of 8 research-based strategies
Short Acad Lit ELL.pdf
. Calderon, M. (2008).
Improving the Academic Vocabulary and Content Comprehension of ELLs and Struggling Readers in the Intermediate Grades Through High School.
A high quality powerpoint of ten instructional components, related instructional strategies, and practical tips for teachers. Could be used for lectures.
Calderon ELL Literacy.pdf
Calderon, M. (2008).
Expediting Language, Literacy and Learning for Adolescent ELLs
. A short two page flyer summarizing the types of EL learners and twelve implications for teachers.
Lesauz, N, Kieffer, S., Faller, S., & Kelley, J. G. (2010). The Effectiveness and Ease of Implementation of an Academic Vocabulary Intervention for Linguistically Diverse Students in Urban Middle Schools
Reading Research Quarterly, 45
(2), 196-230. A really nice study that includes a two page lesson format, a visual model to represent the ALIAS instructional model (on p. 207), and a two page lesson example on p. 227 that might be useful for sharing with pre-service teachers.
Lesaux et al 2010 Acad Vocab.pdf
Content Area Resource List.
Resources for Middle School Teachers of English Language Learners (Categorized by content area) - See
List of Instructional Strategies.
Bilingual and Compensatory Education Resource Team, Dearborn Public Schools (2002).
Making Content Comprehensible for English Language Learners.
A very practical list of instructional strategies and activities to foster academic achievement for diverse students - a nice handout for students to refer to as they move into teaching.
Making Content Comprehensible for ELL.pdf
Kinsella, K., Shea Stump, C., Feldman, D. (2001). Effective Language Arts Lessons for Diverse Student Populations: see
Academic Language: Everyone's "Second" Language
(from AdLit.org) - using templates to structure oral and written language in formal academic ways
Report to support our course development:
McGraner, K. & Saenz, L. (2009).
Preparing Teachers of English Language Learners. TQ Connection Issue Paper in Improving Student Outcomes in General and Special Education
. Washington DC: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. Includes a really nice "Innovation Configuration" on pages 21-24 to consider when evaluating the extent to which our course syllabi address issues of culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
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