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Making Progress Coaching Teachers of English Language Learners. Nancy Frey & Douglas Fisher www.fisherandfrey.com. District Demographics. 27,000 students in 44 schools 65% of the students are Latino/Hispanic, 16% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 14% are white, and 5% are African-American

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Making Progress Coaching Teachers of English Language Learners

Nancy Frey & Douglas Fisher

www.fisherandfrey.com


District Demographics

  • 27,000 students in 44 schools

  • 65% of the students are Latino/Hispanic, 16% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 14% are white, and 5% are African-American

  • 72% English learners

  • 1999, 37% of students were proficient in reading

  • One school > 800 Academic Performance Index


Instructional Model

Gradual Release of Responsibility Model

  • Focus - purpose and modeling

  • Guided - strategic use of cues, prompts, and questions

  • Collaborative - productive group work

  • Independent - both in-class and out-of-class application


TEACHER RESPONSIBILITY

“I do it”

Focus Lesson

Guided Instruction

“We do it”

“You do it

together”

Collaborative

“You do it

alone”

Independent

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

A Structure for Instruction that Works


Interaction Involves Talk


Self-Assessment

  • Using page 68, consider the ways in which you use talk

  • When you share your results with your partner, use the following frames

    • I am best at ____.

    • What are you best at?

    • When I ask questions, I _____.

    • My favorite way to facilitate academic language is ______.

    • The way I will improve ____ is by _____.


Instructional Routines

  • Beginning on page 147, there are a number of instructional routines useful in facilitating student interaction

    • Which have you used?

    • Which would you like to try?

    • Notice the language frames associated with each routine.


Outcomes

  • District API > 800 (811 in 2008)

  • 26 schools with API > 800 (of 44)

  • Only three schools remain in PI, two of which made AYP in 2008

  • 73% of the schools made growth targets for English learners (up from 21% in 2004)

  • 53% of the students reached proficiency


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