2009 CREATE ConferenceImproving Outcomes for English Language Learners: Oral Language and Literacy Learning Across the Curriculum
|2009 Conference Materials
|Conference Agenda||Materials by Presenter||Recommended Readings|
Recommended Readings and Webcasts
Before the 2009 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.
- Conference Primer Reading List (readings sorted by topic)
- Follow-Up Reading List (readings sorted by presenter)
Resources are sorted by topic.
1.1: LITERACY & ORAL LANGUAGE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
Fung, I.Y.Y., Wilkinson, I.A.G., & Moore, D.W. (2003). L1-assisted reciprocal teaching to improve ESL students’ comprehension of English expository text. Learning and Instruction, 13(1), 1-31.
Batalova, J., Fix M., & Murray, J. (2007). Measures of change: The demography and literacy of adolescent English learners—A report to Carnegie Corporation of New York. Washington, DC: Migration Policy. Retrieved July 10, 2009, from http://www.migrationpolicy.org/.
1.2: VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
August, D., Carlo, M., Dressler, C., & Snow, C. (2005). The critical role of vocabulary development for English Language Learners. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice 20, 50-57.
Kieffer, M.J., & Lesaux, N.K. (2007). Breaking down words to build meaning: Morphology, vocabulary, and reading comprehension in the urban classroom. The Reading Teacher, 61(2),134-144.
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/.
2.1: PROGRAMS & PRACTICES FOR ELLS
Menken, K., & Kleyn, T. (2009). The difficult road for long-term English learners. Educational Leader, 66(7). Retrieved July 1, 2009 from http://www.ascd.org.
Short, D.J. (2002). Newcomer programs: An educational alternative for secondary immigrant students. Education and Urban Society, 34(2), 173-198.
Vaughn, S., Fletcher, J.M., Francis, D.J., Denton, C.A., Wanzek, J., Wexler, J., Cirino, P.T., Barth, A.E., & Romain, M.A. (2008). Response to intervention with older students with reading difficulties. Learning and Individual Differences, 18(3), 338-345.
Menken, K. & Kleyn, T. (forthcoming). The long-term impact of subtractive schooling in the educational experiences of secondary English language learners. Forthcoming in the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.
2.2: LANGUAGE, LITERACY, & DISCIPLINARY LEARNING
Himmel, J., Short, D.J., Richards, C., Echevarria, J., (May, 2009). Using the SIOP model to improve middle school science instruction. Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) Brief. Retrieved July, 31, 2009, from http://www.cal.org/.
Echevarria, J. & Short, D. (2009). Programs and practices for effective sheltered content instruction. In D. Dolson (Ed.) Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches, p.297-374. California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA.
August, D. & Shanahan, T. (2009) Effective literacy instruction for English learners. In D. Dolson (Ed.) Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches, p.247-296. California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA.
Walqui, A. (2002). Conceptual Framework: Scaffolding Instruction for English Learners. WestEd.
Resources are sorted alphabetically by presenter.
- DeLSS web site. The assessments used in María’s project can be found at the DeLSS (Development of Literacy in Spanish Speakers) web site at the Center for Applied Linguistics.
Nash, R. (1997). NTC’s Dictionary of Spanish cognates: Thematically organized. Lincolnwood, IL: NTC.
Prado, M. (1996). NTC’s Dictionary of Spanish False Cognates. Lincolnwood, IL: NTC.
MaryEllen J. Vogt, Jana A. Echevarria, Deborah J. Short. The SIOP Model for Teaching English-Language Arts to English Learners. Available at http://www.allynbaconmerrill.com/.
Jana A. Echevarria, Deborah J. Short, MaryEllen J. Vogt. The SIOP Model for Teaching Mathematics to English Learners. Available at http://www.allynbaconmerrill.com/.
Bravo, M.A., Hiebert, E.H., & P.D. Pearson (2007). Tapping the linguistic resources of Spanish/English bilinguals: The role of cognates in science. In R.K. Wagner, A. Muse, & K. Tannenbaum (Eds.). Vocabulary development and its implications for reading comprehension (pp. 140-156). New York: Guilford. Available at http://www.textproject.org/.
- 25 Common Spanish Words that are literary/academic words in English.
- Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading is a research-based, field-tested curriculum that integrates inquiry science with content-rich literacy instruction. The program is funded in part by the National Science Foundation, and is being developed as a collaboration of a curriculum development team at the University of California Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and Berkeley's Graduate School of Education.
- Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas (recommended by Kristi Bothur, conference attendee from South Carolina).
Kieffer, M.J., & Lesaux, N. (in press). Morphing into adolescents: Active word learning for English language learners and their classmates in middle school. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.
- ALLD (Academic Lang. and Literacy Diagnostic) used with the LTELL students. More information can be found at http://schools.nyc.gov/.
- For more information on the study of LTELLS & related readings, visit http://web.gc.cuny.edu/ (website is temporarily down).
Moje, E.B., & Tysvaer, N. (2010). Adolescent literacy development in out-of-school time. NY: Carnegie Corporation. Available at Elizabeth Moje's personal web site.
- Wested's QTEL web site has information about research and other aspects of the initiative.
Walqui, A. & van Lier, L. (2010). Scaffolding the Academic Success of Adolescent English Language Learners: A Pedagogy of Promise. San Francisco: WestEd.
- Word Generation: http://wordgeneration.org/.
- Zhang, J., Anderson, R.C., & Nguyen-Jahiel, K. (September 26, 2009). Language-rich discussions for English Language Learners. Champaign, IL: Center for the Study of Reading.
White, C.E., & Kim, J.S. (2009). Putting the pieces of the puzzle together: How systematic vocabulary instruction and expanded learning time can address the literacy gap. Center for American Progress. Available at http://www.americanprogress.org/.
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