You are here

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards
Share

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards
A Team-Based Approach to Schoolwide Student Achievement

Foreword by Jeff Zwiers



© 2016 | 224 pages | Corwin

Use this six-part strategy for measurable, cross-curricular EL achievement!

How can districts and schools successfully promote academic English language development through teaching content knowledge and standards-based skills and abilities? This thoroughly researched book provides concrete answers. You’ll find practical steps and ideas for developing collaborative, cross-curricular programs that address EL-specific needs. Clear tables and templates, essays, expert research, and real-life teacher and parent stories illuminate best practices for appropriate standards-based instruction that gets results. 

Using the authors’ six-part ENGAGE Model, you’ll learn to:

  • Establish a shared vision for serving ELs
  • Name the expertise to utilize within collaborative teams
  • Gather and analyze EL-specific data
  • Align standards-based assessments and grading to ELs’ linguistic and content development 
  • Ground standards-based instruction in both content and language development
  • Examine results to inform next steps

Use this groundbreaking guide to accelerate progress and ensure effective instruction for all ELs! 

“Learning requires attention, engagement, and quality instruction.  This book provides all three necessary components in one place; a model that teachers can use to ensure that their English learners achieve.”  
-Douglas Fisher
San Diego State University


"This book should be a mandatory must read for all educators as we continue to serve our diverse student populations and strive to ensure we are honestly reaching academic achievement for each and every student!"
-Michele R. Dean
Coordinator,Ventura Unified School District


Click here for a printable PDF flyer. 

 
Preface
 
1. The ENGAGE Model
 
2. Establish a Shared Vision for Serving ELs
 
3. Name and Capitalize Upon Relevant Expertise Within Collaborative Teams
 
4. Gather and Analyze EL-Specific Data
 
5. Align Standards-Based Assessments and Grading With ELs’ Current Levels of Linguistic and Content Development
 
6. Ground Standards-Based Instruction in Content and Language Development
 
7. Examine Results to Inform and Drive Next Steps
 
References

"When it comes to effective instruction for English learners, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. The ENGAGE model described in this book provides educators with a powerful framework for mobilizing the collective energies and talents of all stakeholders within the school and district in order to position English learners for academic success."

Jim Cummins, Professor Emeritus
University of Toronto

“Learning requires attention, engagement, and quality instruction. This book provides all three necessary components in one place; a model that teachers can use to ensure that their English learners achieve.”  

Douglas Fisher
San Diego State University

"This book should be a mandatory must read for all educators as we continue to serve our diverse student populations and strive to ensure we are honestly reaching academic achievement for each and every student!"

Michele R. Dean, Coordinator
Ventura Unified School District
Key features
(1) The book is organized around a  ground-breaking model (ENGAGE) that builds school-wide capacity for cross-curricular engagement of ELs in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), based upon shared understandings and perspectives supportive of ELs.

(2) A schoolwide approach to the topic: chapters outline responsibilities of all members of the school community in support of EL achievement including administrators, teachers, and other stakeholders.

(3) Offers practical, step-by-step guidance on such vital topics as aligning standards-based assessments and grading with students' linguistic abilities, how to ground standards-based instruction in both content and language development, and applying the EL differentiation lens to the analysis of student performance data.

(4) Detailed examples of the model-in-action at various grade levels and in multiple content areas.

(5) Sample lessons tied to both the CCSS and NGSS.

(6) Tools and templates for use by administrators and teachers. 

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1

Table 4.2, pages 76 - 88


Preview this book

For instructors

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9781483319889
$33.95