Directions for borrowing books:
The RBERN Resource Library contains hundreds of books, videos, tapes, journals, and other materials to support the education of English language learners. The student materials donated by publishers are available for you to review and try with your students before making purchasing decisions. As you browse, you can save items to your "Bookbag."
When you are finished searching, click on "My Bookbag", then email it to email@example.com with your name, title, where to mail, school, and district in the comments area. If you are unable to find a particular title here, ask your school librarian to do an inter-library loan for you. And if it's a title you think RBERN should have, please let us know!
NEW: IPADs to borrow, fill out an IPAD loan request and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Mid-State RBERN, 6075 E Molloy Rd, Syracuse, NY 13211
Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners
Building on Michael Graves s bestseller, The Vocabulary Book, this new resource offers a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction that K-12 teachers can use with English language learners. It is broad enough to include instruction for students who are just beginning to build their English vocabularies, as well as for students whose English vocabularies are approaching those of native speakers. The authors describe a four-pronged program that follows these key components: providing rich and varied language experiences; teaching individual words; teaching word learning strategies; and fostering word consciousness. This user-friendly book integrates up-to-date research on best practices into each chapter and includes vignettes, classroom activities, sample lessons, a list of children s literature, and more.
Engaging the Families of ELLs Ideas, Resources and Activities
Learn how to involve the diverse families of English language learners with the effective, practical approaches in this book. This must-have resource for teachers and school leaders is packed with fresh ideas geared toward building a partnership between school communities and ELL families. The authors begin each chapter with realistic scenarios that commonly arise with ELL families. They offer activities designed to assess current practices, investigate family perceptions and expectations, overcome challenges, and improve communication. The strategies in this book help you engage families at school and at home in innovative and successful ways.
Organized with the busy educator in mind, the book can be read straight through or section by section to best fit your specific needs. As a bonus, every chapter concludes with a wealth of useful resources on every topic!
As the demographics of America's schools continue to grow and change, this book guides you to building a school community in which every family can thrive!
Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner English Language Arts Strategies Grades K-5
Help every student, including English Learners, students with disabilities, speakers of nonstandard English, and other struggling learners, meet the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts!
Educators will find an adaptable approach that ensures all students develop lasting language skills. This resource
* Familiarizes readers with each of the Common Core's 32 ELA anchor standards
* Outlines the specific skills that students need to master each standard
* Presents a wealth of flexible teaching strategies aligned to each anchor standard
* Includes guidance on collaboration and co-teaching for student success
Overcoming Textbook Fatigue
Overcoming textbook fatigue means reaching within and beyond the textbook to access all sorts of 21st century tools, the same ones that students will be using in college, careers, and daily life.
ReLeah Cossett Lent
Textbook fatigue is a malaise that negatively affects teachers and students. It is the result of scripted programs and step-by-step teachers manuals that dismiss the individualization of schools, teachers, and students. Because textbooks provide a one-way distillation of information aimed at a broad, generic population, they offer little to engage or pique the interest of the 30 individuals in a classroom.
In this example-packed book, ReLeah Cossett Lent shows how educators can reclaim the curriculum by shifting the textbook from sole source to resource. She also gives advice on using Common Core State Standards throughout the school and in the classroom. Teachers, coaches, curriculum coordinators, and administrators will discover proven techniques that will revitalize teaching and learning in every content area:
*Discipline-specific writing activities that extend and deepen lessons.
*Strategies for using content-specific materials that encourage students to read to learn.
*Effective vocabulary strategies that work throughout the curriculum.
*Methods to tap into and build background knowledge.
*Fun activities that use relevant life skills to involve and engage students in learning.
Lent highlights what s to be gained from loosening the grip on textbooks and provides practical guidance on how to accomplish that goal, using real-life examples from schools that have made the change. Overcoming Textbook Fatigue is brimming with ideas to restore the joy of teaching and learning and, in the process, boost student achievement.
Assignments Matter Making the Connection that Helps Students Meet Standards - What exactly is an "assignment," and why does it matter? How can educators ensure that their teaching meets the rigorous demands of the Common Core State Standards, so that all students are well prepared for college or careers? Drawing from her extensive experience as a teacher coach, author Eleanor Dougherty answers these questions and many more, with two aims in mind: (1) to guide teachers and administrators in crafting high-quality assignments, and (2) to help educators understand the powerful impact that assignments can have on teaching and learning.
The book explains the critical differences among "assignments," "activities," and "assessments" and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans. Readers will learn how to
* Follow a seven-step process for crafting effective assignments;
* Link assignments to units and courses;
* Devise "Anchor" assignments for collaboration and consistency across grades;
* Tap into instructional "touchstones" that can enrich any assignment;
* Create classroom and school environments that support assignment-making; and
* Use assignments as a source of data about teaching and learning.
The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching All Levels
The number of English language learners in U.S. schools is projected to grow to twenty-five percent by 2025. Most teachers have English learners in their classrooms, from kindergarten through college. The ESL/ELL Teacher?s Survival Guide offers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students.
Provides research-based instructional techniques which have proven effective with English learners at all proficiency levels
Offers thematic units complete with reproducible forms and worksheets, sample lesson plans, and sample student assignments
The book?s ESL lessons connect to core standards and technology applications
This hands-on resource will give all teachers at all levels the information they need to be effective ESL instructors.
We have catalogs from Santillana USA. There are also samples of the following in our library: