Accelerating Literacy for Diverse Learners

Accelerating Literacy for Diverse Learners

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In her new book, nationally known professional development consultant and literacy expert Socorro Herrera and her colleagues provide a theoretical foundation for culturally responsive teaching that will accelerate literacy development for all students, and particularly for English language learners. Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this volume incorporates current research and best practices for developing a classroom community that takes into account studentsa€™ languages, cultures, and individual biographies. This resource provides proven-effective strategies, tools, and ideas that can be adapted and modified for any grade level and content area. Book Features: A demonstration DVD showing the booka€™s strategies in action in real classrooms. Classroom strategies that align with CCSS and Response to Intervention (RTI). Guidance to help teachers use grouping configurations to build classroom community and maximize student assets. A quick-glance overview and an in-depth exploration of each strategy that illustrates each step of implementation. a€œThis book provides specific guidance for teachers with detailed vocabulary lessons reflecting the most up-to-date research on academic language and literacy development. Key features of the text are Student and Teacher Voices and Author Talk that confirm the application of scientifically based strategies for integrating academic language and content learning.a€ a€”Cheryl J. Serrano, Flagler College a€œWith high learning expectations for all students, it is imperative that teachers utilize strategies backed by the best educational research available to date. The strategies outlined in this book offer teachers just that, quick and proven strategies that assess students' current knowledge and how to extend learning to the next level.a€ a€”Laura Cano, Director of Elementary Instruction, Tyler, Texas a€œSocorro Herrera's new book is a valuable resource for both preservice and inservice teachers. It provides innovative, research-based strategies that are clearly explained and accompanied by classroom examples. The author explores the sociocultural, linguistic, cognitive, and academic dimensions of each strategy.a€ a€”Yvonne S. Freeman, Professor of Bilingual Education, College of Education, The University of Texas at BrownsvilleThe strategies outlined in this book offer teachers just that, quick and proven strategies that assess studentsa#39; current knowledge and how to extend learning to the next level.a€ a€”Laura Cano, Director of Elementary Instruction, Tyler, ...


Title:Accelerating Literacy for Diverse Learners
Author: Socorro G. Herrera, Della R. Perez, Shabina K. Kavimandan, Stephanie Wessels
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2015-04-26
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