Becoming One Community

Reading and Writing with English Language Learners

More and more classrooms across the country are filled with children who speak languages other than English. In these diverse classrooms, many teachers struggle with how to create reading and writing instruction that is appropriate for their English language learners. In Becoming One Community, Kathleen Fay and Suzanne Whaley provide expert guidance on helping students who are just learning English develop their voice and skills within reading and writing workshops.

—JoAnn Portalupi

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More and more classrooms across the country are filled with children who speak languages other than English. In these diverse classrooms, many teachers struggle with how to create reading and writing instruction that is appropriate for their English language learners. In Becoming One Community, Kathleen Fay and Suzanne Whaley provide expert guidance on helping students who are just learning English develop their voice and skills within reading and writing workshops.

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About the Author(s)

Kathleen Fay has served as a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, Title I resource teacher, and Literacy Collaborative Coach since beginning her teaching career in 1990.

Suzanne Whaley is a National Board certified teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, where she was a classroom teacher and literacy specialist for twenty-two years before working in central office. She currently leads the literacy professional development for reading specialists, principals, school teams, and teachers in her district.

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Contents
Acknowledgements
1. Welcome to Bailey's, a Place Where Teachers and Students Learn Together by JoAnn Portalupi
2. Essential Elements—"You Teach Kids Who Don't Speak English?"
3. Establishing Respectful Learning Communities
4. Possibility and Potential in the Reading Workshop
5. Beginning the Yearlong Conversation
6. Explicit Reading Instruction With Emergent Readers
7. Comprehension Throughout the Day
8. Making Content Comprehensible
9. Teaching Kids to Talk With Each Other
10. Creating a Safe Writing Community
11. Yearlong Conversations About Writing
12. Making Home-School Connections
References
Suggested Readings
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-6
Media: 224 pp/paper
Year: 2003
Item No: 0368Item No: 0909Item No: B368
ISBN: 978-157110-368-0ISBN: 978-157110-909-5ISBN: 978-15711B-368-0

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