Comprehensive – This book recommends methods for properly including ELLs throughout the entire test development process, addressing all essential steps from planning, item writing and reviews to analyses and reporting.
Breadth and Depth of Coverage– Coverage includes discussion of the key issues, explanations and detailed instructions at each intervention point.
Research Focus – All chapters include an extensive review of current research.
Emerging Trends – The chapters summarize guidance appropriate for innovative computer-based assessments of the future as well as the paper-and-pencil tests of today.
This book is appropriate for anyone concerned with the development and implementation of fair and accurate testing programs for English language learners. This includes university based researchers, testing personel at the federal, state and local levels, teachers interested in better assessing their diverse student populations and those involved in the testing industry. It is also appropriate for instructors teaching undergraduate and graduate courses devoted to testing the full range of students in todays schools.
Rebecca J. Kopriva is a visiting researcher at the University of Wisconsin, and former testing director and consultant with states and USED. She has published more than 40 journal articles, chapters and books, and has presented widely on her work associated with testing for English language learners. Among her publications is Ensuring Accuracy in Testing for English Language Learners (2000).
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According to educator and creativity expert Ronald A. Beghetto, the best way to unleash students''problem solving and creativity—and thus prepare them to face real-world problems—is to incorporate complex challenges that teach students to respond productively to uncertainty. In this thought-provoking book, Beghetto explains
* How to foster "possibility thinking" to help students open up their thinking in creative, sometimes counterintuitive ways.
* The process of lesson unplanning, a way of transforming existing lessons, activities, and assignments into more complex classroom challenges.
* Four basic action principles that teachers and students can use to design and solve complex challenges both inside and outside the classroom.
* The steps for creating legacy challenges, which require students to identify a problem, develop a solution, and ensure that their work makes a lasting contribution.
With planning forms and detailed sample activities, this practical guide will enable teachers at every grade level to design a full range of challenges in any subject area. Invite uncertainty into your classroom—and discover what your students are capable of.
New for the Third Edition:A revised Introduction that places the book in the context of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march on Washington.An updated analysis of White social dominance, bringing in Critical Race Theory and reflecting on the racist reaction to the election of our first Black President.More detail to the White Identity Orientations model, bringing in the personal life experiences of several contemporary White racial-justice activists.A new section, “The Whiteness of School Reform,” demonstrating how White social dominance drives much of the corporate school reform movement.A richer discussion of the seven principles for Culturally Responsive Teaching, drawing lessons from the author’s transformative work with school districts throughout the country.An expanded Reflection and Discussion Guide authored by two educators who have been using the book in professional development sessions for many years.
“More teachers need to read this book, more schools need to make sure it is in their libraries, and more colleges of education need to include it as mandatory reading.”
—From the Foreword by Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
“This Third Edition deepens the critically conscious framework it provides to support the development of highly effective, culturally relevant, and responsive educators.”
—Christine Clark, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Critical Acclaim for We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know!
“Offers a healing vision for the future of education in pluralistic nations.”
“An indispensable resource for anyone struggling to understand the role that Whites play in multicultural education.”
“This work clearly deserves the enthusiastic praise it receives from major multicultural thinkers such as James Banks, Sonia Nieto, and Christine Sleeter.”
—Journal of Moral Education
This tenth edition of the best-selling book teaches readingusing sounds and spelling patterns. These sounds and patterns areintroduced one at a time, and slowly built into words, syllables,phrases, and sentences. Simple step-by-step directions begin everylesson. Although originally designed for K-2 emergent readers, thisaward-winning book is also successfully being used with adolescentand adult learners, as well as second language learners andstudents with learning disabilities. Wise and humorous proverbsencourage virtues such as patience, perseverance, honesty,kindness, compassion, courage, and loyalty.Offers help for all students including those with learningdisabilities or very short attention spansIncludes extensive examples, word lists, and practice readingsthat are 100% decodableUses a multisensory method that benefits all learningstyles
This bestselling, much-loved book offers a complete approach toteaching phonics and reading for a fraction of the cost of otherprograms.