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

Foreword by Jeff Zwiers



July 2015 | 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


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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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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Michele Beth Fairbairn

Shelley Fairbairn, Ph.D., is a veteran ESL/EFL teacher and an associate professor in the Drake University School of Education in Des Moines, Iowa. Her teaching foci include preparing pre-service teachers to design effective lesson plans and assessments for K-12 students and empowering both pre- and in-service teachers to meet the needs of English language learners through linguistically and culturally responsive practice. Prior to joining the Drake University School of Education faculty, Dr. Fairbairn concurrently taught English as a second language courses for the Drake University International Center and served as a K-12 ESL teacher in... More About Author

Stephaney Jones-Vo

Stephaney Jones-Vo, MA, graduated from Iowa State University specializing in TESL (Linguistics). She has provided professional development on K–12 and adult ESL and diversity topics for over two decades for numerous school districts across the United States and around the world. She has designed and delivered ESL curricula for a variety of medical programs; developed and taught job-specific ESL classes for manufacturing and hospitality industries; and consulted with and presented at universities, medical schools, and businesses on engaging English learners and enhancing cultural competence. She also dedicated 10 years to a successful... More About Author

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