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Beneath the Surface

Ken Pransky

Pub Date: 8/4/2008 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 6th

  Beneath the Surface provides both a framework and specific pedagogical strategies for working effectively with students learning English…. Ken Pransky asks teachers to take an honest look at who they are, what they know and believe, and what they do in their classrooms. The result is to encourage teachers to be genuinely... more

Connections and Commitments

Costanza Eggers-Pierola

Pub Date: 1/20/2005
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: PreK - 1st

Every reader, regardless of their previous familiarity with the field, will find this text invaluable.—Alma Flor Ada, University of San FranciscoLatinos are the fastest growing segment of the national school population, and many of these students live in two distinct worlds: home and school. Meanwhile, as a teacher, you know... more

One Classroom, Many Worlds

Jacklyn Clayton

Pub Date: 9/10/2003
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 6th

Jacklyn Blake Clayton challenges the notion of "tolerance" for cultural differences—a notion that implies resignation, passivity, superiority—and offers instead another challenge—to understand the building blocks of all cultures. This understanding is the keystone that holds together a variety of world views and creates a more solid... more

Multilingual Education in Practice

Jim Cummins , Sandra Schecter

Pub Date: 3/17/2003
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 5th

How can educators implement an inclusive and effective curriculum for ESL students? Sandra Schecter and Jim Cummins provide some answers from school-based practitioners and university-based researchers who worked on a collaborative project exploring strategies and structures that promote academic success for ESL students.... more

Classroom Diversity

Ellen McIntyre , Norma Gonzalez , Ann Rosebery

Pub Date: 1/18/2001
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 5th

Why do we honor some students’ background knowledge and ignore that of others? How can we build on the "gifts of diversity" in our classrooms? Classroom Diversity offers examples of teachers wrestling with these issues. It presents a new way to look at curriculum design and the learning that can result when we put... more