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Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7–12
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Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7–12



October 2011 | 240 pages | Corwin
100 ways to keep adolescent ELLs engaged

This versatile handbook is for middle school and high school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent ELL students at various stages of literacy competency. Adapted from the highly successful Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth & Achievement in Grades 7–12, the authors use brain-based strategies and texts that appeal to older learners who may have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations. More than 100 hands-on tools help teachers develop students' competencies in:

  • Content areas, including vocabulary, concept attainment, and comprehension
  • Technology, such as information searching, evaluation, and synthesis
  • Creative applications and 21st century skills

Written for classroom teachers, reading specialists, curriculum developers, and instructional leaders, this one-stop source provides an expert guide to working with all of today's adolescent and teen English language learners.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Accelerating Literacy Learning
 
2. Creating a Climate for Literacy Learning
 
3. Knowing the Adolescent Literacy Learner
 
4. Functional Literacy
 
5. Content-Area Literacy
 
6. Technological Literacy
 
7. Innovative Literacy
 
8. Managing Instruction in the Differentiated Literacy Classroom
 
References and Additional Resources
 
Index

"This book is a great resource for teachers who need to identify which types of English language learners will benefit from strategies without wasting time with strategies that will not produce results. Gregory and Burkman have created a resource that can be utilized in all classrooms regardless of language acquisition."

Amy Cunningham, Reading Specialist
Mansfield ISD, TX

"I absolutely loved this book and would put it in the hands of each of our teachers. The strategies and activities in the book are not only beneficial for second language learners, but for all students."

Cathy Bradshaw Hooper, Literacy Coordinator and Bilingual Director
Henderson Independent School District, TX

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