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Kids Come in All Languages
Visible Learning for Multilingual Learners

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May 2023 | 128 pages | Corwin

Everything you need to create a high-trust, high-achieving learning environment for multilingual students

We have never known more than we do now about teaching multilingual students — nevertheless, we teeter on the edge of retreating to old-think practices. The next generation depends upon our getting this right, and this spare, salient guide helps ensure we do.

Kids Come in All Languages provides teachers and leaders with all they need to design high-quality curriculum to support multilingual learners. With this book, learn to:

  • Create a low-anxiety, high-expectation classroom climate that gives multilingual students access to engaging grade-level content
  • Plan clear, cohesive lessons and tasks that motivate students to produce language, use critical thinking skills, and access complex texts
  • Offer ample time for student-led talk that ramps up knowledge and amps up a sense of belonging
  • Use heterogeneous, flexible grouping so children acquiring English don’t stall out in fixed-mindset, below-grade level groups
  • And much more

Teachers act like tributaries, helping learners access a wider stream of knowledge, and catch the swift current of wanting to learn. It’s time to envision this expansiveness for multilingual students. It’s time to design learning experiences with optimism for their futures.

Using the Visible Learning data base to focus specifically on teaching multilingual learners, the authors provide a practical resource for teachers that is grounded in research. This book is chock full of 'use-tomorrow' ideas that teachers will find invaluable.

Jana Echevarria
Professor Emerita, CSU Long Beach

Kids Come in All Languages—the title alone speaks volumes and sends chills through my body. We are in the progressive era where instruction, literacy practices, and pedagogy should be transformative. This groundbreaking text is one that is needed, one that is one that will become a highlight in the education field, no doubt.

Darius Phelps
Adjunct Literacy Instructor, Poet, and Classroom Teacher, Teachers College, Columbia University, CUNY Queens/Hunter College

"I really enjoyed this Visible Learning Book. The authors did a great job of looking at the ways we serve and support multilingual learners through components of climate, challenge, clarity, cohesion, and checks into learning. The content is easily digestible, and the graphics are supportive of the content. Great book!" 

 
Carly Spina
Multilingual Education Specialist, Author, Illinois Resource Center

Oscar Corrigan

Oscar Corrigan is currently an administrator and director of English Language Learner program at Health Sciences High and Middle College (HSHMC) in San Diego, California. He has experience teaching middle school social studies, high school history, supervising teacher candidates, and implementing restorative practices. He earned his master's degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University and is a Leading Edge Certified teacher in online and blended learning. With his classroom experience, and as a doctoral candidate at SDSU, Oscar strives to implement instructional practices that best promote an equitable learning... More About Author

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a member of the International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel. Nancy has published in The Reading Teacher, Theory Into Practice, Reading Psychology, Early Childhood Education Journal, and Educational Leadership on research related to literacy, school leadership, and effective instruction. Current books include The Teaching Reading Playbook, Teaching Students to Drive Their Learning, Welcome to Teaching, and The PLC+ suite of books. In 2008 she was given the Early Career Achievement Award by the Literacy Research Association and is a... More About Author

Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is professor and chair of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. Previously, Doug was an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association William S. Grey citation of merit and an Exemplary Leader award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE. He has published numerous articles on teaching and learning as well as books such as The Teacher Clarity Playbook, PLC+, Visible Learning for Literacy, Comprehension: The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Reading, How Tutoring Works, and... More About Author

John Allan Hattie

John Hattie, Ph.D., is an award-winning education researcher and best-selling author with nearly 30 years of  experience examining what works best in student learning and achievement. His research, better known as Visible Learning, is a culmination of nearly 30 years synthesizing more than 1,700 meta-analyses comprising more than 100,000 studies involving over 300 million students around the world. He has presented and keynoted in over 350 international conferences and has received numerous recognitions for his contributions to education. His notable publications include Visible Learning, Visible Learning for Teachers, Visible... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781544341484
$39.95