Ladybugs, tornadoes, and swirling galaxies : English language learners discover their world through inquiry (#10083T4)

by Buhrow, Brad

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Paperback Stenhouse Publishers, 2006
Price: USD 34.00
Description: ix, 187 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Dewey: 372.652; Int Lvl: PF


 


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Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 175-180) and index. Offers primary school teachers practical suggestions for blending comprehension instruction and ELL practices to create a literacy program for English language learners that focuses on inquiry.

From the Publisher

Brad Buhrow and Anne Garcia are primary teachers in a diverse school in Boulder, Colorado. In Ladybugs, Tornadoes and Swirling Galaxies, you will see how they blend comprehension instruction and ELL best practices to explore inquiry as a literacy pathway for English language learners.

As teachers and students engage in learning science and social studies content they also discover multiple ways to make meaning. The book is full of photographs of student artwork--including a color insert--that reveals the children's inquiry process, and demonstrates the important role of art as a sign system in ELL literacy and language acquisition.

Brad and Anne provide explicit detail on the process they use as they move step-by-step with students from personal narrative through the independent inquiry process. They also discuss use of the Gradual Release Model, authentic assessment, and bilingual identities.

Appendices in Spanish and English help to round out this informative and charming resource.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2006
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: 372.652
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: ix, 187 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Tracings: Upczak Garcia, Anne, 1972-
  • ISBN-10: 1-57110-400-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-57110-400-7
  • LCCN: 2006-043314
  • Follett Number: 10083T4
  • Interest Level: PF

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