Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7–12
- Gayle H. Gregory - Educational Consultant, Burlington, Ontario
- Amy Burkman - American Public University System
This versatile handbook is for middle school and high school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent ELL students at various stages of literacy competency. Adapted from the highly successful Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth & Achievement in Grades 7–12, the authors use brain-based strategies and texts that appeal to older learners who may have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations. More than 100 hands-on tools help teachers develop students' competencies in:
- Content areas, including vocabulary, concept attainment, and comprehension
- Technology, such as information searching, evaluation, and synthesis
- Creative applications and 21st century skills
Written for classroom teachers, reading specialists, curriculum developers, and instructional leaders, this one-stop source provides an expert guide to working with all of today's adolescent and teen English language learners.
"This book is a great resource for teachers who need to identify which types of English language learners will benefit from strategies without wasting time with strategies that will not produce results. Gregory and Burkman have created a resource that can be utilized in all classrooms regardless of language acquisition."
"I absolutely loved this book and would put it in the hands of each of our teachers. The strategies and activities in the book are not only beneficial for second language learners, but for all students."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Accelerating Literacy Learning
Chapter 2: Creating a Climate for Literacy Learning