CREATE publications were written by the project's investigators in order to highlight effective teaching practices developed through their research and described findings of such research. Browse the items below to learn more.
- CREATE Briefs
CREATE briefs are short research reports that provide a closer look at the topics of CREATE’s work and address issues relevant to practitioners and other educational professionals. Each brief is available online and as downloadable PDF.
- Improving Educational Outcomes for English Learners in the Middle Grades: The CREATE Briefs Collection
This compilation brings together the full set of CREATE research briefs and provides a comprehensive view of CREATE’s program and progression of research.
Read and download the collection (7.43 MB)
- Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness: Special Issue on Effective Practices for English Language Learners in the Middle Grades
Written by CREATE researchers, this journal issue highlights highly effective methodologies for teaching middle grades English language learners that were developed for CREATE interventions.
August, D., Branum-Martin, L., Cardenas-Hagan, E., & Francis, D. J. (2009). The impact of an instructional intervention on the science and language learning of middle grade English language learners. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2, 345-376.
Francis, D. J., & Vaughn, (2009). Effective practices for English language learners in the middle grades: Introduction to the Special Issue of Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2(4), 289-296.
Snow, C. E., Lawrence, J. F., & White, C. (2009). Generating knowledge of academic language among urban middle school students. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2(4), 325-344.
Vaughn, S., Martinez, L. R., Linan-Thompson, S., Reutebuch, C. K., Carlson, C. D., & Francis, D. J. (2009). Enhancing social studies vocabulary and comprehension for seventh-grade English language learners: Findings from two experimental studies. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2(4), 297-324.
- In Development: Book
CREATE Researchers are preparing a book for publication: English Learners in the Content Area Classes: Teaching for Achievement in the Middle Grades. This book will provide an overview of the program of research, a description of each content area study, examples of lesson materials, and a discussion of promising findings with implications for teachers, school leaders, and educational researchers.