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Breaking Through: Effective Instruction and Assessment for Reaching English Learners

Margarita Calderon, Ed.
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Breaking Through: Effective Instruction & Assessment for Reaching English Learners is a unique book that offers a whole-school approach to helping English learners (ELs) achieve academic success while also learning English.

Edited by Margarita Calderon, the book presents proven, effective strategies and suggestions that are based upon new research, including field studies, that shows that ELs learn language, literacy, and subject matter better and faster when it is integrated with ESL or bilingual education.

The book features thirteen chapters by leading experts, experienced teachers, and hands-on administrators. These cover a wide variety of crticial topics related to breaking through to English learners (ELs), including:

  • Chapter 1: Why We Need New Way of Schooling Language-Minority Children, by Margarita Calderon
  • Chapter 2: Effective Whole-School Teaching for English Learners. by Robert E. Slavin
  • Chapter 3: Research on English Learner Instruction, by Claude Goldenberg
  • Chapter 4: Whole-School Approaches to Academic Language Proficiency Among English Learners, by Jim Cummings
  • Chapter 5: Educating English Learners: An Integrated Perspective, by Sarah Capitelli, Lara Alvarez, and Guadalupe Valdes
  • Chapter 6: Effective Teaching for ELs and All Students: Vocabulary, Reading and Writing Within All Subjects, by Lilianna Minaya-Rowe
  • Chapter 7: Teaching Science with English Language and Literacy, by Okhee Lee
  • Chapter 8: Linking Literacy to Content in Preschool Math, Science and Social Studies, by Maria N. Trejo
  • Chapter 9: Common Instructional Assessment for English Learners: A While School Effort, by Margo Gottlieb
  • Chapter 10: Response to Intervention for English Learners, by Alba A. Ortiz
  • Chapter 11: Leadership Matters for Learning English and Learning in English, by Elena Izquierdo
  • Chapter 12: Building Communities of Practice in Linguistically and Culturally Diverse School Districts, by Barbara D. Acosta, Kristina Anstrom, and Charlene Rivera
  • Chapter 12: Implementing the Change by Margarita Calderon and Joel Gomez
This compelling and thought-provoking read should inform any schools' strategy for serving ELs. Breaking Through is also a useful resource for classroom teachers, with strategies and techniques that can be implemented easily and quickly. 

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