This user-friendly book is a key resource for teachers and administrators to ensure their school's success in implementing and maintaining a dual language program. Authors Gayle Westerberg and Leslie Davison share their own experiences leading a dual language school, the obstacles they overcame, and the best practices they learned along the way. The book is filled with step-by-step instructions and strategies you can try immediately, as well as inspirational stories from educators in urban and rural dual language programs across the country. Topics include:
- Choosing a model for your dual language program and involving all stakeholders in the transition process;
- Marketing your program effectively to recruit students and staff, including international teachers;
- Implementing a standards-based instructional framework focused on direct vocabulary instruction, extensive reading, and using language in context;
- Setting proficiency targets and using internal and external assessments to track students' progress;
- Incorporating technology for a more interactive and engaging language-learning experience.
You'll also learn how to effectively transition your program through different grade levels and build a collaborative school culture for a strong, long-lasting K-12 dual language program. Additional resources are available on the authors' website, www.duallanguageinstruction.com.
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|Size: ||7.9 MB|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781317367970 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|