2008 CREATE Conference

Math, Science, & Social Studies:
A Focus on English Language Learners in Middle School

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Recommended Readings and Webcasts

Before the 2008 conference, CREATE provided materials to participants as background to the conference presentations in the Conference Primer. The references for these readings and webcasts are listed below along with additional readings that support post conference learning. Links to publicly available materials are provided. Many of the readings have been made available exclusively for conference participants and are password protected in the conference primer. The primer will be available for conference participants until November 30, 2008.



From Conference Primer:

Hiebert, Elfrieda H. (2007, May 24). Word Lists: Choices and Uses. View this Webcast presentation.

Hiebert, E.H., & Lubliner, S. (2008). The nature, learning, and instruction of general academic vocabulary. In S.J. Samuels & A. Farstrup (Eds.), What research has to say about vocabulary.  Newark, DE:  International Reading Association.

Snow, Catherine. (2007, September 6). Learning All-Purpose Academic Words. View this Webcast presentation.



From Conference Primer:

August, Diane. (2008, January 23). Building Oral Language into the Basal. View this Webcast presentation.

Echevarria, Jana. (2007, November 8). Making Standards-based Lessons Understandable for English Learners: The SIOP Model. View this Webcast presentation.

Lee, O. (2005). Science education and English language learners: Synthesis and research agenda. Review of Educational Research, 75(4), 491-530.

Post Conference Recommended Readings:

Echevarria, J., Short, D., & Powers, K. (2006). School reform and standards-based education: An instructional model for English language learners. Journal of Educational Research, 99(4), 195-211.

Echevarria, J., Vogt, ME., & Short, D. (2008). Making content comprehensible for English learners: The SIOP model. 3rd ed. Boston: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.

Fathman, A., & Crowther, D. (2006). Science for English language learners. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association.



From Conference Primer:

Goldenberg, C. (2008). Teaching English language learners: What the research does—and does not say. American Educator, 32(1), 8-44. View abstract at http://www.schoolsmovingup.net/cs/wested/view/rs/12889?x-t=wested.record.view

Roschelle, J., Tatar, D., Shechtman, N., Hegedus, S., Hopkins, B., Knudsen, J., & Stroter, A. (2007). Can a technology enhanced curriculum improve student learning of important mathematics?: Overview of findings from the seventh-grade year 1 study (Technical Report No. 01). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International. 

Roschelle, J., Tatar, D., Shechtman, N., Hegedus, S., Hopkins, B., Knudsen, J., & Dunn, M. (2007). Extending the SimCalc approach to grade 8 mathematics findings from a second randomized experiment (Technical Report No. 02). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.

Schmidt, W., Houang, R., and Cogan, L., (2002).  A coherent curriculum: The case of mathematics. American Educator, 26(2), 10-26.

Schmidt, W. (2008) What's missing from math standards? Focus, rigor, and coherence. American Educator, 32(1), 22-24.

Post Conference Recommended Readings:

Kaput, J., & Roschelle, J. (1998). The mathematics of change and variation from a millennial perspective: New content, new context. C. Hoyles & C. Morgan & G. Woodhouse (Eds.), Rethinking the mathematics curriculum. London, UK: Falmer Press.

Moschovitch (2007). Bilingual Mathematics Learners: How Views of Language, Bilingual Learners, and Mathematical Communication Impact Instruction.“ In Nassir. and Cobb (Eds.) Diversity, Equity, and Access to Mathematical Ideas. Teachers College Press, 121-144 2007



From Conference Primer:

Francis, D., Rivera, M., Lesaux, N., Kieffer, M., Rivera, H. (2006). Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners: Research-based Recommendations for Instruction and Academic Interventions. Portsmouth, NH: RMC Research Corporation, Center on Instruction. Available online at http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/ELL1-Interventions.pdf


Spotlight on related post-conference events

Claude GoldenbergWhat the Research Does—and Does Not—Say About Teaching English Language Learners
Webinar presented by Claude Goldenberg
October 28, 2008

The event was sponsored by SchoolsMovingUp. Learn more.


Diane August Building Oral Language into Content Area Instruction (Research from CREATE)
Webinar presented by Diane August
October 29, 2008

The event was sponsored by SchoolsMovingUp and CREATE. Learn more.


Jana EchevarriaMaking Standards-based Lessons Understandable for English Learners: The SIOP Model (Encore Presentation)
Webinar presented by Jana Echevarria
November 11, 2008

The event was sponsored by SchoolsMovingUp and CREATE.


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