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Business English for Success
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Business English for Success provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and ...

Business English for Success provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise, and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate learning.

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Business and Information Technology
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
01/01/2011
CC Tasks: John Muir - Supports for ELL (Grade 4)
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This packet contains pre-reading, pre-teaching vocabulary and background knowledge supports for English ...

This packet contains pre-reading, pre-teaching vocabulary and background knowledge supports for English Language Learners for the John Muir: Conservationist on the Quarter task.

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Language Education (ESL)
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
The Challenge of Assessing Language Proficiency Aligned to the Common Core State Standards and Some Possible Solutions
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The authors discuss the challenges of assessing English Language Proficiency (ELP) in ...

The authors discuss the challenges of assessing English Language Proficiency (ELP) in ways that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and then make recommendations for developers of the next generation ELP assessments.They identify challenges around three sets of related issues: Identifying language knowledge and skills in the CCSS. Defining alignment in the context of ELP assessments. Articulating a new ELP standards framework that can guide states in their development of next generation ELP standards and assessments.

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Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Alison Bailey, Mikyung Kim Wolf
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Challenges and Supports for ELLs in Bilingual Programs
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This paper discusses the affordances and challenges of bilingual instruction programs in ...

This paper discusses the affordances and challenges of bilingual instruction programs in light of the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The authors argue that bilingual education has an important role to play because it has always placed language and literacy development at the core of instruction. Bilingual education that is high quality and that promotes full development of two languages leverages the native language of students in service of better English. It also provides an ideal context in which to address the demands content and language demands of the New Standards by allowing students to use all their language and cultural resources.

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Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Maria Brisk, C. Patrick Proctor
Date Added:
04/11/2012
A Close Reading of the First Four Presidents:  Washington through Madison
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Students will read an article online about the first four presidents. The ...

Students will read an article online about the first four presidents. The online article provides scaffolds for vocabulary and reading. Students can use the online quiz to check for understanding. Students will then perform a close reading of the article following six text dependent questions. The lesson describes the activities along with the language to use for each of the questions.

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Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Informational Text
Information and Technology Literacy
U.S. History
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Learning Task
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Rachel Quill
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Critical Policy Levers for Effective Implementation of Common Core State Standards for ELLs
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This paper argues that the heightened expectations around language in the new ...

This paper argues that the heightened expectations around language in the new standards pose major challenges for all students who engage with rich academic content, especially English Language Learners (ELLs). The authors make five policy recommendations designed to give ELLs the educational supports necessary to meet the new higher standards.

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Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Delia Pompa, Kenji Hakuta
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Do Libraries and Teacher Librarians Have the Solution to the LongTerm English Language Learner Problem?
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Dr. Krashen, professor emiritus from the University of Southern California, is a ...

Dr. Krashen, professor emiritus from the University of Southern California, is a linquist specialist who strongly supports school libraries. He explains the intention of this paper as, "My goal in this paper is to suggest another approach that is consistent with theory and research: self-selected pleasure reading in English. Libraries and teacher librarians play a central role in carrying out this suggestion."

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Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Stephen Krashen
Date Added:
01/22/2019
Expository Writing for Bilingual Students, Fall 2002
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Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing. Reviews basic principles of ...

Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing. Reviews basic principles of rhetoric. Focuses on development of a topic, thesis, choice of appropriate vocabulary, and sentence structure to achieve purpose. Develops idiomatic prose style. Gives attention to grammar and vocabulary usage. Special focus on strengthening skills of bilingual students. Successful completion satisfies Phase I of the Writing Requirement. The purpose of this course is to develop your writing skills so that you can feel confident writing the essays, term papers, reports, and exams you will have to produce during your career here at MIT. We will read and analyze samples of expository writing, do some work on vocabulary development, and concentrate on developing your ability to write clear, accurate, sophisticated prose. We will also deal with the grammar and mechanical problems you may have trouble with.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brennecke, Patricia W.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
I AM Reading Bookstudy
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Early Literacy Specialists and Educators may use this power point individually or ...

Early Literacy Specialists and Educators may use this power point individually or with staff for development of literacy practices K -2. This tool was designed by the Early Literacy Wisconsin State Reading Association Leadership team. This tool has been used with with teams wishing to deepen their early literacy understanding by reading, discussing the book. The use of the power point will enable educators to strengthen individual and team practices. This tool enables educators to dynamically dig into I am Reading by Kathy Collins and Matt Glover generating close reading and conversation of educators.

Subject:
Early Learning
Educational Technology
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Learning Task
Other
Reading
Reference Material
Self Assessment
Author:
Marietta Luckman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Instruction for Diverse Groups of ELLs
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The population of English Language Learners is enormously diverse. Teachers face the ...

The population of English Language Learners is enormously diverse. Teachers face the complex challenge of providing them with opportunities that allow them to attain the Common Core State Standards despite their various needs and abilities. The authors offer and discuss five principles of instruction for ELLs, which can be enacted within classrooms in ways that are responsive to individual students.

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Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Aida Walqui, Margaret Heritage
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Instruction for Diverse Groups of ELLs
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The population of English Language Learners is enormously diverse. Teachers face the ...

The population of English Language Learners is enormously diverse. Teachers face the complex challenge of providing them with opportunities that allow them to attain the Common Core State Standards despite their various needs and abilities. The authors offer and discuss five principles of instruction for ELLs, which can be enacted within classrooms in ways that are responsive to individual students.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Aida Walqui, Margaret Heritage
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Issues and Opportunities in Improving the Quality of Large Scale Assessment Systems for ELLs
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This paper outlines and addresses fundamental issues in assessing English Language Learners ...

This paper outlines and addresses fundamental issues in assessing English Language Learners (ELLs), including "construct-irrelevant" factors that add unnecessary difficulty to tests, as well as uses of summative versus formative assessment. The paper also highlights assessment innovations relevant to ELLs, discussing their promise and potential pitfalls.The authors suggest ways to strengthen connections between the assessment consortia (PARCC and SBAC) and the work of next generation ELP assessment developers. In addition, they provide recommendations for policy makers toward building a more coherent overall assessment system for ELLs.

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Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Jamal Abedi, Robert Linquanti
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Language and the Common Core State Standards
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This paper points out three different ways that language is involved in ...

This paper points out three different ways that language is involved in the standards: language requirements in the content standards, English language arts standards, and language-convention-specific standards. It calls for a thoughtful integration of these three dimensions.The authors also frame language in the context of the Common Core, focusing on what students can accomplish using language rather than on whether or how students use specific language features. This broader definition encourages the development of cognitive, linguistic, and affective strengths in ELLs and gives students the opportunity to take valuable actions toward academic success.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Leo Van Lier, Aida Walqui
Date Added:
04/13/2012
Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation, Fall 2004
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A seven-week module for high intermediate ESL students who need to develop ...

A seven-week module for high intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills. The workshop involves short speaking and listening assignments with extensive exercises in accurate comprehension, pronunciation, stress and intonation, and expression of ideas.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Yoo, Isaiah
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Mathematics, the Common Core, and Language
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This paper makes recommendations for developing mathematics instruction for English Language Learners ...

This paper makes recommendations for developing mathematics instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The recommendations can guide teachers, curriculum developers, and teacher educators as they develop their own ways of supporting mathematical reasoning and sense-making for ELLs.Some instructional recommendations discussed in the paper include: Focus on ELL students' mathematical reasoning, not the correctness of their mathematical language use. Shift to a focus on mathematical discourse practices; move away from simplified views of language. Support ELL students as they engage in complex mathematical language. Use ELL students' language and experiences as resources. Provide professional development to enhance teachers' awareness of ways to support ELs as they develop both language and mathematical knowledge.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Judit Moschkovich
Date Added:
03/02/2012
One Story, Many Tales
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Through the study of various literary and fine arts versions of "Cinderella", ...

Through the study of various literary and fine arts versions of "Cinderella", ESL students will practice their reading, writing, oral, and technology skills.

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Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Phyllis Gron
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Online Community for Teachers of ELLs
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This paper recommends strategies for cultivating—as opposed to centrally planning—an online community ...

This paper recommends strategies for cultivating—as opposed to centrally planning—an online community that supports the goals of Understanding Language, beginning with the assumption that technological development should serve the needs and shared goals of community members.While building an online community, the authors propose monitoring four dimensions of group health—remuneration, influence, belonging, and significance—and suggest practical strategies for cultivating each

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Robert Lucas, John Willinsky
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Persuasion Across Time and Space
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This unit shows instructional approaches that are likely to help ELLs meet ...

This unit shows instructional approaches that are likely to help ELLs meet new standards in English Language Arts. Built around a set of famous persuasive speeches, the unit supports students in reading a range of complex texts. It invites them to write and speak in a variety of ways and for different audiences and purposes. Students engage in close reading of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech, Aristotleí˘ä‰ĺ䋢s Three Appeals, Robert Kennedyí˘ä‰ĺ䋢s On the Assassination of Martin Luther King, and George Wallaceí˘ä‰ĺ䋢s The Civil Rights Movement: Fraud, Sham, and Hoax, Barbara Jordaní˘ä‰ĺ䋢s All Together Now. The five lesson culminate with student's constructing their own persuasive texts.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Realizing Opportunities for ELLs in the Common Core English Language Arts and Disciplinary Literacy Standards
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This paper opens a larger conversation about what must be done to ...

This paper opens a larger conversation about what must be done to realize opportunities presented by the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and the literacy standards in other subject areas. It emphasizes the simultaneous challenges and opportunities for ELLs.The paper emphasizes that texts are approached differently for different purposes. Students need opportunities to approach texts with these varied purposes in mind. It also highlights how ELLs may be well served by opportunities to explore and justify their own textual hypotheses, even if their initial interpretations diverge from those of the teacher.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
George Bunch, Amanda Kibler, Susan Pimentel
Date Added:
04/02/2012
Refugees and Migration: Words to Unite Us
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Words to Unite Us explores the complex theme of a common humanity ...

Words to Unite Us explores the complex theme of a common humanity and shows that despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that unite us, such as pain, joy and love. The unit is build using the picture storybooks 'Whoever You Are', written by Mem Fox, illustrated by Leslie Staub; 'Mirror' by Jeannie Baker and 'The Little Refugee' by Anh Do and Suzanne Do and illustrated by Bruce Whatley. The stories speaks of hope, resilience, friendship, love and enterprise. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum. The unit explores the global citizenship topic of refugees through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language and literature, applied to a range of texts and text types.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
Provider Set:
Global Words
Author:
Gray, Mary
Date Added:
10/10/2017