Ladybugs, Tornadoes, and Swirling Galaxies

English Language Learners Discover Their World Through Inquiry

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.

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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 col...read more

About the Author(s)

Brad was born in Edgerton, Wisconsin, a small town in the southeastern part of the state. He received his BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, his teaching license from Metropolitan State University at Denver, and his MA from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Anne Upczak Garcia is a writer and bilingual teacher in Colorado. She spends part of her time hiking and skiing in the Rockies with her Colorado family and part of her time visiting and traveling through the Andes of Merida with her Venezuelan family.

Table of Contents

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Foreword by Anne Goudvis
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Creating a Classroom Environment
2. Creating a Culture of Thinking
3. Telling Our Stories
4. Launching Readers
5. Fostering Questions and Gathering Information
6. Guided Inquiry
7. Moving Into Independent Inquiry—Keep the Questions Coming!
8. Outcomes: Kids' Work on Display
9. Investigating Content Topics
10. Using Assessment to Differentiate Instruction
Appendix
Glossary
References
Index
Color Insert

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 204 pp/paper (color insert)
Year: 2005
Item No: 0400Item No: 0718Item No: B400
ISBN: 978-157110-400-7ISBN: 978-157110-718-3ISBN: 978-15711B-400-7

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