Preventing Long-Term ELs

  • Title:Preventing Long-Term ELs: Transforming Schools to Meet Core Standards
  • Author:Margarita Espino Calderon, Liliana Minaya-Rowe
  • Publication Date:October 2010
  • Grade Level:PreK-12
  • ISBN:9781412974165
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

"Offers invaluable resources for teachers and administrators taking a proactive approach to eliminating the subgroup of long-term English learners."
—Yee Wan, Multilingual Programs Coordinator
Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA

"This book encapsulates a serious call to action: challenging leaders and educators to forge bold yet eminently practical pathways toward high-quality, evidence-based systematic instruction."
—Virginia R. Champion, Senior Education Specialist
Region One Education Service Center, Edinburg, TX

10 keys to keeping English learners from falling through the cracks

Students who struggle with academic English are likely to struggle with academic content throughout their school years. This practical guidebook's 10 components for success will help educators at all levels close this achievement gap. Best-selling authors Margarita Espino Calderón and Liliana Minaya-Rowe provide step-by-step instructions for integrating vocabulary and writing across the curriculum to improve students' learning. Key features include:

  • A clearly articulated, evidence-based professional development program for teaching diverse English language learners effectively
  • Coverage of a variety of program types
  • Research-based tools for improving instruction and measuring learning progressions
  • Methods for implementing an EL program while meeting core standards and content objectives

Inside are studies from a principal and superintendent and an array of assessment tools, checklists, and resources to guide you through the improvement process and establish a meaningful accountability system for the benefit of teachers, administrators, parents, and students.


Author Bio

For over 25 years, Margarita Calderón has been conducting research on English Language Learners and professional development for content, ESL, Special Education and bilingual teachers and administrators. Her focus is integrating CCSS into ELL instruction, establishing teacher learning communities, and coaching/supervising teachers with ELLs.

Liliana Minaya-Rowe is bilingual training coordinator at the Hartford Public Schools, where she works in professional development plans and practices for two-way immersion, bilingual, and ESL programs; effective first and second language instruction; teachers’ learning communities; and parent/family involvement practices. Minaya-Rowe is also professor emeritus of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests, publications, and teaching include teacher education, literacy, bilingual program development and implementation, and discourse analysis of bilinguals. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Education. Minaya-Rowe’s 80+ publications include journal articles, books, chapters, teacher’s manuals, and guidebooks.

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