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Pre-Service Esl Teachers’ Instructional Discourse During One-On-One Tutoring, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D., Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D., Jacqueline Endres-Nenchin, Lisa Peluso Feb 2018

Pre-Service Esl Teachers’ Instructional Discourse During One-On-One Tutoring, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D., Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D., Jacqueline Endres-Nenchin, Lisa Peluso

Andrea Honigsfeld

Teacher discourse or teacher talk is the form of discourse that teachers use when instructing their students. Chaudron (1983) described teacher talk as a particular form of speech used by teachers to instruct their students through language that is clear and explicit. He compared teachers’ speech and native speakers’ speech to nonnative speakers in settings outside the classroom (also called foreigner talk), explaining that differences exist but are not sufficiently systematic or distinct to make teacher talk a ‘special sociolinguistic domain’ (Chaudron 1988: 55): ‘It appears that the adjustments in teacher speech to nonnativespeaking learners serve the temporary purpose of ...


The Abc Of Teaching Diverse Learners, Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D., Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D. Feb 2018

The Abc Of Teaching Diverse Learners, Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D., Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D.

Andrea Honigsfeld

As the impending Common Core State Standards (CCSS) seem sure to entail even more assessment in most states, there are increasing demands for teachers to adequately prepare all their students to meet the new standards and achieve passing scores on high-stakes, standardized state assessments. Teachers around the U.S. today are facing new standards, new assessments, and new curricula that they will need to study and incorporate quickly in order to comply with state and federal requirements while doing their best to provide quality education for all of their students.


Say "Cheese" & More: Ells, Cameras, And Language Development, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D. Feb 2018

Say "Cheese" & More: Ells, Cameras, And Language Development, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D.

Andrea Honigsfeld

Smile for the camera—your students are going to love it! Do you know how to use digital photography as a creative learning tool in your classroom? Original nonfiction photo big books, annotated photo albums, and photo stories or talking slide presentations are all “photo ops” that allow students to engage in authentic oral and written language development. Both English Language Learners (ELLs) and their English-speaking classmates can share excitement and language-learning opportunities as they take pictures, and then review, describe, talk, and write about photographs that are the most personally meaningful and academically appropriate. When ELLs and their classmates ...


English Learner Oral Language Production In Middle School Academic Classes, Kathryn Brooks Oct 2016

English Learner Oral Language Production In Middle School Academic Classes, Kathryn Brooks

Kathryn Brooks

Because of current federal and state educational policies, oral language development is an often overlooked aspect of language and literacy use and development of English Learning (EL) students in K-12 schools in the United States. This article describes a study in which a researcher used an ecobehavioral approach to investigate the conditional probability that young adolescent EL students would produce language in content area classes as they engaged in four different instructional grouping configurations: whole class, small group, one-to-one, and individual instruction. Significant differences emerged between instructional grouping configurations in terms of EL student production of oral academic language. Overall ...


English Language Learner Academic Engagement And Instructional Grouping Configurations, Kathryn Brooks, Linda P. Thurston Oct 2016

English Language Learner Academic Engagement And Instructional Grouping Configurations, Kathryn Brooks, Linda P. Thurston

Kathryn Brooks

This study used and ecobehavioral approach to investigate the conditional probability that English language learning (ELL) students would engage in academic tasks in urban middle school content area classrooms within different instructional grouping configurations. These configurations included whole class, small group, one-to-one, and individual instructions. The participants in the study included 28 native Spanish-speaking students who were all identified as being English language learners (ELL). The findings on this study indicate that participants were most likely to engage in academic tasks during small group and one-to-one instruction. They were least likely to engage in academic tasks during whole class and ...


Building On The Cultural And Linguistic Capital Of English Learner (El) Students, Kathryn Brooks, Katya Karathanos Oct 2016

Building On The Cultural And Linguistic Capital Of English Learner (El) Students, Kathryn Brooks, Katya Karathanos

Kathryn Brooks

...While our nation has a long history of competing ideologies and political controversies related to English immersion (in which the primary language of instruction is English) programs versus bilingual education, scholars contend that these two educational approaches need not be conceptualized as dichotomous. Rather, when educators consider what approaches and strategies will provide the best opportunities for particular students to learn in particular contexts, they must bear in mind that for EL students, their native languages and cultures are key resources to draw upon for teaching both content and language (Lucas & Katz, 1994). They must also think about how the ...


Improving Reading Comprehension In Dual Language Programs, Susana E. Franco-Fuenmayor, Brooke Kandel-Cisco, Yolanda Padrón Apr 2016

Improving Reading Comprehension In Dual Language Programs, Susana E. Franco-Fuenmayor, Brooke Kandel-Cisco, Yolanda Padrón

Brooke Kandel-Cisco

The low achievement levels and high dropout rates of English Language Learners (ELLs) continue to be a great challenge for educators. One area that can provide us with useful information on how to improve the education of ELLs is dual language programs. Research in this area indicates that native language development is important for academic success. The present study examined the cognitive reading strategies of students enrolled in a dual language program. The results indicate that both language groups of students were using successful cognitive reading strategies to comprehend text. The study also describes how the questionnaire used in the ...


Investigating Vocabulary And Reading Strategies With Middle Grades English Language Learners: A Research Synthesis, Brooke Kandel-Cisco, Yolanda Padrón Apr 2016

Investigating Vocabulary And Reading Strategies With Middle Grades English Language Learners: A Research Synthesis, Brooke Kandel-Cisco, Yolanda Padrón

Brooke Kandel-Cisco

Recent data indicate that many adolescent English language learners (ELLs) comprehend English texts at only a limited literal level. The purpose of this research synthesis was to systematically identify and describe the research related to the English reading comprehension of middle grades ELLs while also making practical connections to instruction. Parameters were established to determine whether the collected research studies met the purpose of the synthesis and the standards for quality research, using the guiding principles for scientific research set forth in the National Research Council’s Scientific Research in Education. Three themes emerged across the 11 identified studies: (a ...


Developing Professional Dispositions In Socrates Café: Implications For Teachers Of English Language Learners, Gina Anderson, Jody Piro Dec 2014

Developing Professional Dispositions In Socrates Café: Implications For Teachers Of English Language Learners, Gina Anderson, Jody Piro

Jody Piro

No abstract provided.


Ells In Secondary Classrooms: Part 2, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks Nov 2013

Ells In Secondary Classrooms: Part 2, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks

Susan Adams

Webinar produced by the Indiana Department of Education for K-12 educators of English language learners.


A Study Of The Language & Cultural Challenges Facing Business And Legal Studies Faculty In The Ever-Expanding Global Classroom, Glen M. Vogel Jan 2013

A Study Of The Language & Cultural Challenges Facing Business And Legal Studies Faculty In The Ever-Expanding Global Classroom, Glen M. Vogel

Glen M Vogel

More than 690,000 foreign students studied in the United States during the 2009-10 academic year – a 17% increase in just two years. As these non-native English-speaking students continue to pour into our nation’s educational institutions, one question many educators have is: are these international students adequately prepared for the language and cultural demands they will face when they are competing in the classroom and in the job market with their U.S. born counterparts? While it is a common belief that foreign students arrive with strong academic credentials, this does not reflect their grasp of the English language ...


Secondary Esl Round Table: Excavating Our Common Core Subject Standards Hopes And Fears, Revealing New Literacy Possibilities For Ells, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks Sep 2012

Secondary Esl Round Table: Excavating Our Common Core Subject Standards Hopes And Fears, Revealing New Literacy Possibilities For Ells, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2012 Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 6, 2012.


Secondary Esl Round Table: Excavating Our Ccss Hopes And Fears, Revealing New Literacy Possibilities For Ells, Susan Adams Jun 2012

Secondary Esl Round Table: Excavating Our Ccss Hopes And Fears, Revealing New Literacy Possibilities For Ells, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2012 Literocity Conference, Indianapolis, IN, July 9, 2012.


Deepening Our Understanding And Advocacy For Ells: K-12 And University Partnerships As Hopeful Sites Of Advocacy For Ells, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks, Trish Mullaney Oct 2011

Deepening Our Understanding And Advocacy For Ells: K-12 And University Partnerships As Hopeful Sites Of Advocacy For Ells, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks, Trish Mullaney

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the 2011 Indiana University Southeast English as a New Language Conference, New Albany, IN, November 12, 2011.


Being The Change We Want To See: Esl And Special Needs Teachers Author Their Past And Their Future, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams Oct 2011

Being The Change We Want To See: Esl And Special Needs Teachers Author Their Past And Their Future, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention post-convention workshop, Chicago, IL, November 19, 2011.


Discomfort, Deficiency, Dedication: Pre-Service Teachers Voice Their Ell-Related Concerns, Wendy J. Glenn, Mileidis Gort Jun 2011

Discomfort, Deficiency, Dedication: Pre-Service Teachers Voice Their Ell-Related Concerns, Wendy J. Glenn, Mileidis Gort

Mileidis Gort

No abstract provided.


Assess Without Distress, Susan Adams, Trish Mullaney Feb 2011

Assess Without Distress, Susan Adams, Trish Mullaney

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the 2011 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 16-19, 2011.


Being The Change We Want To See: Esl And Special Needs Teachers Author Their Past And Their Future, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams Dec 2010

Being The Change We Want To See: Esl And Special Needs Teachers Author Their Past And Their Future, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2011 Indiana Teachers of Writing Annual Conference.


Troubling The Waters: Alterity In The Experienced Curriculum Of English Language Learners And Special Education Students, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams Jan 2010

Troubling The Waters: Alterity In The Experienced Curriculum Of English Language Learners And Special Education Students, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 6th International Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference, Spokane, WA, February 2010.


Troubling The Waters: Alterity In The Experienced Curriculum Of English Language Learners And Special Education Students, Susan Adams Sep 2009

Troubling The Waters: Alterity In The Experienced Curriculum Of English Language Learners And Special Education Students, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 30th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH, October 2009.


Critical Literacy With English Language Learners, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks Jul 2009

Critical Literacy With English Language Learners, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the Reggio Collaborative Conference, Indianapolis, IN, August 2009.