Assessing English Language Learners

Author: Guillermo Solano Flores
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134073437
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Assessing English Language Learners explains and illustrates the main ideas underlying assessment as an activity intimately linked to instruction and the basic principles for developing, using, selecting, and adapting assessment instruments and strategies to assess content knowledge in English language learners (ELLs). Sensitive to the professional development needs of both in-service and pre-service mainstream teachers with ELLs in their classrooms and those receiving formal training to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students, the text is designed to engage readers in viewing assessment as a critical part of teaching appreciating that assessments provide teachers with valuable information about their students’ learning and thinking becoming aware of the relationship among language, culture, and testing understanding the reasoning that guides test construction recognizing the limitations of testing practices being confident that assessment is an activity classroom teachers (not only accountability specialists) can perform Highlighting alternative, multidisciplinary approaches that address linguistic and cultural diversity in testing, this text, enhanced by multiple field-tested exercises and examples of different forms of assessment, is ideal for any course covering the theory and practice of ELL assessment.

Assessment And Esl

Author: Barbara Law
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
ISBN: 1553792467
Size: 36.31 MB
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The revised and expanded edition of this bestseller is a comprehensive, easy-to-read resource that explores the theory and practice of ESL assessment. Written for anyone working with English-language learners (elementary and secondary, mainstream and ESL), this new edition of Assessment and ESL presents ideas and tools for alternative assessment. The authors offer methods of documenting the learning and progress of second-language learners—learning and progress that may not always be apparent at first glance. Like the previous edition, the new edition is filled with real stories about students who take baby steps, progress in leaps and bounds toward proficiency, and eventually learn to fly on their own.

Assessing English Language Learners Bridges To Educational Equity

Author: Margo Gottlieb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506342132
Size: 10.75 MB
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Build the bridges for English language learners to reach success! This thoroughly updated edition of Gottlieb’s classic delivers a complete set of tools, techniques, and ideas for planning and implementing instructional assessment of ELLs. The book includes: A focus on academic language use in every discipline, from mathematics to social studies, within and across language domains Emphasis on linguistically and culturally responsive assessment as a key driver for measuring academic achievement A reconceptualization of assessment “as,” “for,” and “of” learning Reflection questions to stimulate discussion around how students, teachers, and administrators can all have a voice in decision making

International Handbook Of English Language Teaching

Author: Jim Cummins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387463011
Size: 23.91 MB
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This two volume handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts. More than 70 chapters highlight the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook provides a unique resource for policy makers, educational administrators, and researchers concerned with meeting the increasing demand for effective English language teaching. It offers a strongly socio-cultural view of language learning and teaching. It is comprehensive and global in perspective with a range of fresh new voices in English language teaching research.

Working With English Language Learners

Author: Stephen Cary
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325009858
Size: 38.47 MB
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Cary takes on the big questions in Working with English Language Learners. He answers them with examples drawn from actual classes that demonstrate outstanding ELL practices; coaching commentary that highlights key teaching strategies and ties together theory and practice; and professional reflection questions and action items, new to the second edition, that encourage strong, responsive ELL practices. Also includes updated and expanded lists of teacher resources, ELL references and acronyms, new samples of student work, helpful tools, templates, and self-assessment rubrics for teachers. --From publisher's description.

Learner Directed Assessment In Esl

Author: Glayol V. Ekbatani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135675511
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This text integrates the theory and practice of learner-based assessment. Written in response to two recent movements in language teaching--learner-centered teaching and a renewed interest in authenticity in language testing--it examines the relationship between the language learner and language assessment processes, and promotes approaches to assessment that involve the learner in the testing process. Particular attention is given to issues of reliability and validity. Grounded in current pedagogical applications of authentic assessment measures, this volume is intended for and eminently accessible to classroom teachers and program directors looking for ways to include their students in the evaluation process, graduate students, and professional language testers seeking authenticity in assessment and desiring to create more interactive evaluation tools.

Writing Instruction And Assessment For English Language Learners K 8

Author: Susan Lenski
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236687
Size: 56.37 MB
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Many English language learners (ELLs) require extra support to become successful writers. This book helps teachers understand the unique needs of ELLs and promote their achievement by adapting the effective instructional methods teachers already know. Engaging and accessible, the book features standards-based lesson planning ideas, examples of student work, and 15 reproducible worksheets, rubrics, and other useful materials. It describes ways to combine instruction in core skills with ample opportunities to write and revise in different genres. Invaluable guidance is provided for assessing ELLs' writing development at different grade levels and language proficiency levels.

Esl Ell Literacy Instruction

Author: Lee Gunderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135052379
Size: 51.90 MB
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ESL (ELL) Literacy Instruction provides both ESL and mainstream teachers with the background and expertise necessary to plan and implement reading programs that match the particular needs and abilities of their students. Comprehensive and research-based, it applies current ESL and reading research and theory to practice. Designed for use by pre-service and in-service teachers at all levels from kindergarten to adult learners, it explains different models of literacy instruction from systematic phonics to whole language instruction and includes specific teaching methods within each model. Multicultural issues are addressed. Instructional matrices that account for the wide variations in ESL (ELL) student backgrounds and abilities form the pedagogical basis of the approach described in the text. The matrices, based on extensive research, involve two easily measured variables that predict what programs and approaches will be comprehensible for learners who vary in age, literacy background, English ability, and program needs. Readers are encouraged to develop their own teaching strategies within their own instructional models.

Successful Reading Strategies For Second Language Learners Theory And Practice

Author: Tarek Elabsy
Publisher: Tarek Elabsy
ISBN: 147871395X
Size: 29.47 MB
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An invaluable reading tool, this amazing new guide is a wonderful addition to any teachers arsenal. Filled with reading activities that are research validated and incredibly inclusive, this educational book is perfect for teachers, even of ELLs. The only book with a comprehensive collection of activities covering the five reading blocks, the guide touches upon phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension with extraordinary expertise and practicality. Crafted with massive amounts of research, diligence, and passion, this is one guide that will universally and effectively help teachers to address all students comprehension needs.This wonderful new teaching tool provides educators with theories and reading strategies necessary for developing students critical thinking skills. Fantastic for helping teachers create a learning environment that can foster successful students, these techniques will ultimately lead down a path of comprehension and learning for students everywhere. Filled with comprehensive information thats practical yet research validated, this priceless guide by Tarek Elabsy is a wonderful tool for readers of all levels.Designed specifically for elementary and middle school teachers, the book provides them with valuable activities to use with students across multiple cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Perfectly applicable toward a diverse range of students, this informative guide works to save teachers untold time and effort with its expansive activities for beginners, intermediate, and even advanced-level readers.Filled with essential reading activities, research-validated theories, and educational reading strategies, this is the perfect tool for helping teachers lead their students on their quest to become proficient readers

Applications Of Call Theory In Esl And Efl Environments

Author: Perren, James
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522529349
Size: 15.30 MB
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Blended learning has recently been gaining popularity within educational fields. Examining the impact that computer-assisted techniques have on foreign language education will provide more effective ways to enhance learning techniques for educators and students alike. Applications of CALL Theory in ESL and EFL Environments is a pivotal reference source that discusses recent advances relating to online teaching and learning of foreign languages. Highlighting relevant topics such as electronic portfolio assessments, corpus linguists, flipped learning models, and student engagement, this scholarly resource is ideal for educators, academicians, students, and researchers that are interested in staying current on the latest technologies and methodologies in foreign language learning.