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English Language Learners (ELL) in the Mainstream

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Resources

Texts
Alsup, J. & Bush, J., “But Will It Work with Real Students?” Scenarios for Teaching Secondary English Language Arts. (2003) National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Becker, H., Teaching ESL K-12: Views from the Classroom. (2001) Heinle & Heinle-Thomson Learning, Ontario, Canada.
Chamot, A. L. & O’Malley, J.M., The CALLA Handbook: Implementing the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach. (1994) Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Pearson Longman, White Plains, NY.
Chamot, A. U., Barnhardt, S., El-Dinary, P. B., & Robbins., The Learning Strategies Handbook. (1999) Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. White Plains, NY.
Cary, S., Working with Second Language Learners: Answers to Teachers’ Top Ten Questions. (2000) Heinemann. Portsmouth, NH.
Echevarria, J., Vogt, M., and Short, D. J., Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model. (Second Edition 2004) Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA.
Echevarria, J. & Graves, A., Sheltered Content Instruction: Teaching English-Language Learners with Diverse Abilities. (Second Edition 2003) Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA.
Freeman, Y. S. & Freeman, D.E., Closing the Achievement Gap. (2002) Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH.
Freeman, D.E. & Freeman, Y.S., Between Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition. (1994) Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH.
Freeman, Y.S. & Freeman, D.E., ESL/EFL Teaching: Principles for Success. (1998) Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH.
Harvey, S., Nonfiction Matters: Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8. (1998) Stenhouse Publishers, Portland, ME.
Harvey, S. & Goudvis, A., Strategies That Work. (2000) Stenhouse, Portland, ME.
Keene, E. O. & Zimmermann, S., Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Reader’s Workshop. (1997) Heinnemann, Portsmouth, NH.
O'Malley, J.M. & Valdez Pierce, L., Authentic Assessment for English Language Learners: Practical Approaches for Teachers. (1996) Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Longman, White Plains, NY.
Opitz, M.F., Editor, Literacy Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A Collection of Articles and Commentaries. (1998) International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Ovando, C.J., Collier, V.P., & Combs, M.C., Bilingual and ESL Classrooms: Teaching in Multicultural Contexts (Third Edition 2003) McGraw-Hill Higher Education, NY.
Peregoy, S.F. & Boyle, O.F., Reading, Writing and Learning in ESL: A Resource Book for K-12 Teachers. (2001) Addison Wesley Longman, NY.
Richard-Amato, P.A. & Snow, M.A., The Multicultural Classroom: Readings for Content-Area Teachers. (1992) Addison-Wesley (a Division of Pearson Education), Reading, MA.

Web sites
Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence (CREDE)
http://www.cal.org/crede/si.htm
CREDEs Five Standards of Effective Pedagogy
http://www.ucsc.edu/standards/standards.html
Dual Language Showcase: A Model Program for Family Literacy,  Integrating Technology and Bilingual Storytelling
http://thornwood.peelschools.org/Dual/index.htm
Illinois Resources Center, ekits: The Electronic Resource for Educating English Language Learners
http://www.irc-ekits.org/
National Association for Bilingual Education
http://www.nabe.org/
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition publications list
http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/pubs
NW Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), "Strategies and Resources for Mainstream Teachers of English Language Learners"
http://www.nwrel.org/request/2003may/textonly.html
Sheltered Instruction Observational Protocol (SIOP) Institute
http://www.siopinstitute.net
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
http://www.tesol.org

Selected Content Picture Books
Adler, David A., A Picture Book of Sacagawea, illustrated by Dan Brown. New York: Holiday House, 2000. ISBN 082341485X
A biography of the Shoshone woman who joined the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Adler, David A., A Picture Book of Anne Frank, illustrated by Karen Ritz. New York: Holiday House, 1993. ISBN 082341003X
Traces the life of the young Jewish girl whose diary chronicles the years she and her family hid from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic.

Adler, David A., A Picture Book of Paul Revere, illustrated by John & Alexandra Wallner. New York: Holiday House, 1995. ISBN 0823411443
Text and illustrations present the life of American patriot, Paul Revere.

Adler, David A., A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus, illustrated by John & Alexandra Wallner. New York: Holiday House, 1991. ISBN 0823408574
A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Christopher Columbus.

Adler, David A., A Picture Book of Patrick Henry, illustrated by John & Alexandra Wallner. New York: Holiday House, 1995. ISBN 0823411877
An introduction to the life and accomplishments of American patriot and five-time governor of Virginia.

Brisson, Pat, Kate on the Coast, illustrated by Rick Brown. New York: Bradbury, 1992. ISBN 0027143414
Kate’s letters to her best friend back home chronicle her family’s move to the Pacific Northwest and their travels in Washington, Alaska, Canada, California, Oregon, and Hawaii.

Brisson, Pat, Your Best Friend, Kate, illustrated by Rick Brown. New York: Bradbury, 1989. ISBN 0027143503
Kate’s letters to her best friend back home chart her family’s trip through the South and back up through Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Brisson, Pat, Kate Heads West, illustrated by Rick Brown. New York: Bradbury, 1990. ISBN 0027143457
In a series of letters to her relatives and friends, Kate describes her trip through the Southwest with her best friend, Lucy, and Lucy’s parents.

Bunting, Eve, Dreaming of America: An Ellis Island Story, illustrated by Ben Stahl. New Jersey: Bridge Water Books, 1999. ISBN 0816765200
Annie Moore cares for her brothers on board the ship sailing to America and becomes the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island.

Bunting, Eve, Gleam and Glow, illustrated by Peter Sylvada. California: Harcourt, Inc, 2001. ISBN 0 15 202596 0
Viktor, marina, and Mama must pack what they can and flee because war is coming. But, they must put their two aquarium gold fish in a nearby lake. Based on a true story from the Bosnian War, the Malkoc family, and the story of how they fled from the Bosnian-Serb forces.

Bunting, Eve, The Wall, illustrated by Ronald Himler. New York: Clarion, 1990. ISBN 0395515882
A boy and his father come from far away to visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington and find the name of the boy’s grandfather, who was killed in the conflict.

Bunting, Eve, So Far From the Sea, illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet. New York: Clarion Books, 1998. ISBN 0 395 72095
This is the story of one Japanese American family’s experiences at the Manzanar War Relocation Camp during World War II.

Bunting, Eve, Train to Somewhere; illustrated by Ronald Himler. New York: Clarion, 1996. ISBN 0395713250
In the late 1800’s, Marianne travels westward on the Orphan Train in hopes of being placed with a caring family.

Cole, Joanna, The Magic School Bus, Lost in the Solar System, illustrated by Bruce Degen. New York: Scholastic, 1990. ISBN 0 590 41429 1
One of the many picture books, filled with accurate details, which help student understand difficult science topics. Others in the series include , The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth and The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body.

Glass, Andrew, The Sweetwater Run: the story of Buffalo Bill Cody and the Pony Express. New York: Doubleday, 1996. ISBN 0385322208
Buffalo Bill Cody recounts his adventures as a teenaged rider for the Pony Express. Includes a history of the Pony Express and facts about Cody’s life.

Grassy, John, Apes and Monkeys, an Eyes on Nature book. Chicago: Kidsbooks, Inc., 1997. ISBN 1 56156 594 6
This picture fact book provides students with photos and Interesting facts about a variety of apes and monkeys, their body features, habitats, personalities, and many other pieces of interesting information. Other titles in the series include Bats, Bears, Reptiles, Sharks, Snakes, Spiders, Whales and Dolphins, and Wolves and Coyotes.

Kamma, Anne. …If You Lived in the Time of the Hopi, illustrated by Linda Gardner, New York: Scholastic, 1999. ISBN 590 39726 5
This book describes in detail what life was like for the Hopi. It is filled with illustrations and short paragraphs. Each of the books in the series lists the independent reading level on the back cover. Other books in the series include: If You Lived…with the Sioux Indians, in the Alaska Territory , with the Cherokee, with the Iroquois . and In Colonial Times. Additional titles include: If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution, If You Grew Up with George Washington, If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln, and If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon .

Kay, Verla. Gold Fever, illustrated by S.D. Schindler. New York: Putnam’s, 1999. ISBN 0399230270
In this brief rhyming story set during the gold rush, Jasper leaves his family and farm to pursue his dream of finding gold.

Kimmel, Eric A. Charlie Drives the Stage, illustrated by Glen Rounds. New York: Holiday, 1989. ISBN 0823407381
Neither avalanche, nor Indians, nor flooding river can keep a daring stagecoach driver from delivering Senator McCorkle to the train station on time.

Kodama, Tatsuharu. Shin’s Tricycle, illustrated by Noriyuki Ando, New York: Walker and Company, 1992. ISBN 0 8027 8375 9
This is a true story of a little boy killed by the bombing of Hiroshima . Shin’s tricycle is on display in the Hiroshima Peace Museum.

Lee, Milly. Nim and the War Effort, pictures by Yangsook Choi, New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997. ISBN 0 374 35523
The setting of this story is World War II, in San Francisco ’s Chinatown , in the spring of 1943. The main character, Nim, participates in a paper drive, as her patriotic duty to recycle and win her school’s contest.

O’Neill, Amanda. I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs, New York: Kingfisher, 1995. ISBN 1 85697 665
Simple answers and illustrations of them for many questions children have about biology and other science topics. Other books in the series include, I Wonder Why Camels have Humps, I Blink, Soap Makes Bubbles, Stars Twinkle, The Sea is Salty, Triceratops Had Horns , and Planes Have Wings , etc.

Ryan, Pam M. When Marian Sang, pictures by Brian Selznick, New York: Scholastic, 2002. ISBN 0 439 26967 9
This biography of Marian Anderson’s life recounts the experiences of the difficulties experienced by African-Americans before the Civil Rights Movement in America .

Turner, Ann W. Red flower Goes West; illustrated by Dennis Nolin. New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1999. ISBN 0786803134
As they journey west, a family nurtures the red geranium they have carried with them from their old home.

Wells, Rosemary.Streets of Gold, pictures by Dan Adreasen, New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1999. ISBN 08037 2149 8
The author tells the story of a young Russian immigrant, Mary Antin, who arrived in Boston in 1894. In the right and left margins the book contains excerpts from Mary’s diary.

Williams, Vera B. Stringbean’s Trip to the Shining Sea/Greetings from Vera B. Williams. New York: Greenwillow, 1988. ISBN 0688071619
Stringbean describes his trip to the West Coast in a series of postcards.