Else V. Hamayan

Books by This Author

English Language Learners at School: A Guide for Administrators

Written in a user-friendly question and answer format, this outstanding guide compiles a number of questions and concerns from administrators around the country and provides concise answers written by more than 50 leading ELL experts and researchers. Major themes include policy and accountability requirements, the school-community connection, language acquisition, program development and implementation, assessment, and advocacy. Strongly recommended for pre-service study groups, professional development activities, and professional learning communities.

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

In this must-read guide, experts Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee, and Else Hamayan lay out a research-based yet practical and accessible approach to reading and writing instruction for ELLs. Designed for ELL teachers, mainstream teachers, and reading specialists, the book offers an excellent foundation on what we know about literacy development in ELLs before offering numerous classroom strategies on topics such as: emergent literacy in a second language; helping ELLs become biliterate; academic language and literacy; connecting reading and writing; and assessment.

Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a Continuum of Services (2nd Ed.)

Rather than asking the question "disability or language difficulty?", this outstanding guidebook lays out a framework for strengthening ELL academic support; improving the methods by which educators gather information on their students; and building a collaborative team to manage this process and identify culturally and linguistically-appropriate interventions. The second edition includes in-depth discussions of RTI and standardized testing and how they fit into the well-structured framework of ELL support.

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English Language Learners at School: A Guide for Administrators

Accountability for English language learners is a critical issue for schools today. The number of identified ELLs in public schools grew 95% over the last decade, with more than 5 million school age ELLS identified. Administrators are demanding information about how they can ensure that the ELLs in their schools achieve. English Language Learners at School is a practical guide for administrators who must address this challenge now.