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  • Integrated English Language Development


    Innovative educators are always looking for effective ways to meet the demands of teaching content standards while supporting the linguistic needs of every student. This resource shows educators how to infuse language learning into every subject area, including language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. This powerful resource presents research-based instructional strategies to immerse students in content while promoting oral and written language development. Educators will be inspired to take their teaching to higher levels by providing engaging and challenging learning environments for English language learners.

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  • English 2 Student Worktext 3rd Edition


    The English 2: Writing and Grammar (3rd ed.) Student Text is a colorful, inviting, grade appropriate worktext for the second grader. Students focus on understanding the subject and verb parts of sentences, and they will be able to locate the subject and verb of a sentence on completion of the course.

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  • Everything You Need To Ace English Language Arts In One Big Fat Notebook


    An exciting book for all middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) who wish they had taken better notes in English class or just want to jump to the head of the class. Each Big Fat Notebook is like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in English class, the one who not only writes down the important points the teacher makes-noting those crucial “you will get tested on these” facts-but also meticulously transcribes key points from the chalkboard and pastes teacher handouts into her notebook. Part “CliffsNotes,” part workbook, this study hack will help kids focus on the things they need to remember in order to rock their middle school exams and ace english language arts.

    Each notebook was written by a graduate of a prestigious university, and all the writers graduated with honors in their respective subjects. Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook is based on state standards and has been vetted by a middle school english teacher who has won a teacher-of-the-year award.

    Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook includes:

    – Illustrative and memorable doodles, such as a family tree to symbolize the analogy “My brother is to me as my uncle is to my mom.”
    – Chapter review quizzes with answers
    – Clever mnemonics, such as “FANBOYS” to remember the most common coordinate conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.

    Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook covers the following topics and more:

    Defining from Context
    Greek and Latin Roots
    Figurative Language
    Fiction and Non-fiction Genres
    Textual Analysis and Evidence
    Central Ideas and Arguments
    Writing Practices
    Writing Arguments, Informative/Explanatory Texts, and Narratives

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  • Helping English Language Learners Succeed


    This resource provides teachers with research-based instructional practices and strategies to guide English language learners toward academic success. This second edition book contains effective models and background information on its approaches to support writing, listening and speaking, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development for English language learners.

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  • Literacy Cookbook : A Practical Guide To Effective Reading, Writing, Speaki


    Proven methods for teaching reading comprehension to all students

    The Literacy Cookbook is filled with classroom-tested techniques for teaching reading comprehension to even the most hard-to-reach students. The book offers a review of approaches that are targeted for teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The book also includes information on how to connect reading, writing, and test prep.

    *Contains accessible and easy-to-adopt recipes for strengthening comprehension, reading, writing, and oral fluency.
    *Terrific resources are ready for download on the companion website.
    *The materials in this book are aligned with the English Language Arts Common Core Standards

    The website includes an ELA Common Core Tracking Sheet, a handy resource when writing or evaluating curriculum.

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  • Science For English Language Learners


    Effectively build students’ language skills while developing their scientific understanding. Using the inquiry-based 5E model of instruction, this product offers valuable strategies for developing students’ scientific content knowledge.

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  • Learning And Teaching English Through The Bible


    CELA Publishing

    This unique resource teaches English (including ESL/EFL) within a Biblical context and in a pictorial format. It focuses on the top 1,000 most frequently used vocabulary words. It presents an overview of key pronunciation and grammatical concepts. At the same time, it teaches major parables, verses, narratives, and themes from Scripture. Also included are suggestions for classroom games, lessons and activities. This book is especially useful for: -English/ESL (English as a Second Language) students and teachers -Missionaries teaching ESL -Church personnel seeking to establish an ESL ministry -Parents who homeschool -Special Needs teachers -English/Bible teachers in public schools who are part of the Bible Literacy Project

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  • Of Bananas And Hard-Boiled Eggs


    America as a nation is arguably the most pluralistic nation of the twenty-first century. It is common to hear many different languages in the schools, shopping centers, airports, or neighborhoods in the United States. ESL classes help people of these different language groups learn how to communicate in English, so it is only natural that an ESL curriculum addresses topics relevant to a person’s journey toward biculturalism. The goal of this advanced English conversation curriculum is to help ESL learners mainstream into the dominant culture and develop a comfortable bicultural identity. That way, they can be at home in both their culture of origin and their new “foreign” culture. The expectation is that through English conversation practice and discussion of topics relevant to them, learners will develop the confidence to move outside the cocoon of their own language group. They can then interact successfully in English in the daily routines of life because they understand English and can be understood by English-speaking people. The content is developed from real-life stores, written by a team including ESL learners about issues they have experienced in learning how to live successfully in the United States. Since the curriculum is discussion-based, it gives the learners the opportunity to discuss their feelings and to support one another in their cultural adjustment.

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  • Connecting Content And Language For English Language Learners K-8


    Featuring activities designed to help students improve English skills; this resource includes lessons that can be modified based on the students’ levels of language proficiency. The activities span the content areas including language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science, plus easy-to-use lessons include step-by-step instructions and suggestions for whole and small group instruction. Definitely a must-have resource for diverse classrooms, this invaluable book also includes background information on language acquisition and language proficiency level. In addition, new Bloom’s Taxonomy questions, that are aligned with 21st Century skills, are included to promote oral language development skills.

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  • English 5 Student Worktext 2nd Edition


    Emphasis on traditional grammar as well as practice with vital reference skills and step-by-step use of the Writing Process for eight different types of writing assignments, such as compare-contract essays, persuasive business letters, diamantes, and more.The student worktext provides guided practice, independent practice, chapter reviews, and cumulative reviews. Located at the back of the worktext, the Writing Handbook contains a thesaurus and writing models, and the Grammar Handbook contains a lists of abbreviations, prepositions, homophones, and diagramming models.

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  • King Alfreds English


    Men and women during the times of the Reformation gave their lives so that we could read the Bible in our native tongue! But how did this “native tongue” of ours, that we call English, come to be? This book is a fun and enlightening view of English history, through the lens of the major language “invasions” which affected it, and how they changed the shape and form of English.

    More than a history of the English language, this is a highly entertaining and educational celebration of the delights of English. Woven into this history are the stories of several key English authors, whose prose and poetry have influenced the development of English. Learn how words morph and mutate, how grammar shifts and simplifies, and with some zany word histories thrown in, get a fresh look at English altogether!

    Also you’ll learn why the English Bible had an unparalleled impact on the development of our language.

    “In my 26 years of homeschooling, I have rarely found a book like yours; full of godly, interesting information and presented in such an engaging way. Going through your book with my children is something we still talk about together. I just wanted you to know that I am recommending this book to all of my readers as a must for advanced (high school) language arts.” -Sherry Hayes

    Author Laurie J. White’s book King Alfred’s English is enlightening, entertaining, and easy to read about the origin and history of the English language, from the Latin influence of the Romans in Britain, through Anglo-Saxon Old English, Middle English after the Norman Invasion, Early Modern English of Queen Elizabeth I and King James, to Contemporary English. King Alfred’s English is both accurate and pleasurable reading. -Dr. Wes Davis, Professor of English, Dalton State College

    Chosen by the Andreolas as one of their TOP TEN PICKS FOR 2010, Dean Andreola writes, “How did Latin become a “prison” to the spread of the gospel? What was the Brothers Grimm’s amazing discovery? Whatever happened to “thee” and “thou,” and how did we get from old to modern English? Can you spot an Anglo Saxon word from a Latin one? The answers may surprise you!” -CBD Homeschool Catalog, Summer/Fall 2010

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  • My First Bilingual Little Readers Level A K-1


    25 Reproducible Mini-Books in English and Spanish That Give Kids a Great Start in Reading

    By Deborah Schecter

    Give beginning readers and second language learners the support they need with these adorable little books in both English and Spanish. Written to correlate with Guided Reading Level A, the simple, predictable stories feature high-frequency words, rhyming, repetition, and helpful illustrations on topics kids love, such as birthdays, pets, and friendship.

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  • English For The Thoughtful Child


    62 Lessons

    Additional Info
    I had a long list of things I wanted to find in a first grammar/composition text. I wanted to apply what Charlotte Mason called narration. I wanted material that would concentrate on the writing process and yet not burden the young child. I wanted a text that would draw the child into writing. I wanted at text that would lay the foundation for good composition skills that would be applied in all learning situations. With seven children to care for (and now there are eleven!), I wanted something simple and fun to work with-both for me and my children. When I found this book, I knew I had found the book I wanted to use. Originally published in 1903, the book uses wonderful pictures to stimulate the child’s imagination and lead him or her to writing (see the front cover of the book for a sample). The grammar that is introduced includes those things necessary to the writing task. There are memorization assignments, oral composition, written composition and practice exercises. I use this book for our second grade English text, but it is also very useful as a first course for older, reluctant writers. No teacher’s edition necessary. Everything you need is in the student text.

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