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Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K–6
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Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K–6



October 2012 | 232 pages | Corwin
This is a versatile handbook for elementary educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for ELL students. This resource gives teachers an instructional and assessment framework designed to promote the multiple competencies their learners need: functional literacy for phonics, spelling, and reading; content-area literacy for vocabulary, concept attainment, and comprehension; technological literacy for information searching, evaluation, and synthesis; and innovative literacy for creativity, growth, and life-long learning. With more than 100 planning models, matrixes, rubrics, and checklists included, this book is the ideal resource for all elementary teachers who want to close the achievement gap for emerging learners and insure the growth and development of ELL students.
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Accelerating Literacy Learning
 
2. Creating a Climate for Literacy Learning
 
3. Knowing the 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

"I absolutely loved this book and would put it in the hands of each of our elementary 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/Bilingual Director
Henderson Independent School District, Henderson, Texas

"This book has a TREMENDOUS amount of really good, detailed information. I found myself making notes on many of the pages of items that I wanted to become even more familiar with as well as implement into my own classroom."

Rachel Mederios, 2nd Grade Teacher
Boise School District, Boise ID

Gayle H. Gregory

Gayle H. Gregory is first and foremost a teacher, having experienced teaching and learning in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, community colleges, and universities. She has had extensive district-wide experience as a curriculum consultant and staff development coordinator. Gayle was principal/course director at York University for the Faculty of Education, teaching in the teacher education program.Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, differentiated instructional and assessment strategies, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, student motivation, RTI Tier One, collaborative learning, common core, renewal... More About Author

Amy Jo Burkman

Amy Burkman is an Associate Professor at American Public University. She has served as a provider of professional development for the Education Service Center for Region 11 and several school districts within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Burkman received a Master's Degree in Library Sciences from Texas Woman's University in 2002, where she was also inducted in Beta Phi Mu, the International Library & Information Studies Honor Society. She was awarded her doctorate from Texas Christian University in May 2009. Burkman is, and has been, active in many local, state, and national organizations. She currently reviews materials for... More About Author

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