2009 CREATE Conference

Improving Outcomes for English Language Learners: Oral Language and Literacy Learning Across the Curriculum

2009 Conference Materials
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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

Resources are sorted by topic.


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/.


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/.


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.  


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.

Follow-up Resources

Resources are sorted alphabetically by presenter. 

Carlo, María:

Echevarria, Jana:

Hiebert, Freddy:

Kieffer, Michael:

Kleyn, Tatyana:

Moje, Elizabeth:

Walqui, Aída:

White, Claire:

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