I sent out an email with this information but I’d like to include it here too. Many of our panhandle schools deal with a varied EL population. Last week during our Reac3h Coach training in OKC many resources were shared by our trainer Antonio Fierro (http://www.soprislearning.com/authors/antonio-fierro). I’d like to share these with you too.
Direct Instruction of Spoken English (DISE) http://www.soprislearning.com/literacy/direct-instruction-spoken-english; http://store.cambiumlearning.com/direct-instruction-spoken-english-dise/
DISE is a very explicit instructional delivery program similar to SIOP but includes an oral language component when SIOP does not. Here is a list of youtube videos that show the program being taught.
I’ve attached some documents on the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocal) in case you aren’t familiar with this model of instruction.
Tejas Lee http://www.tejaslee.org/
With the Tejas LEE, teachers can focus on helping students learn the reading and reading related concepts they need, so that all students can meet the goal of reading on grade level. The Tejas LEE provides valuable data educators can use to help students develop into proficient, lifelong readers. The Tejas LEE allows teachers to assess a variety of Spanish reading and language skills at specific grade levels and time points.
IDEL (Spanish version of DIBELS) http://dibels.org/idel.html
IDEL is a research-based formative assessment series designed to measure the basic early literacy skills of children learning to read in Spanish. The IDEL measures are not a translation of DIBELS, although they are based on the same research-based evidence of how children learn to read in alphabetic languages. IDEL, however, also carefully takes into account the linguistic structure of the Spanish language including the phonology, orthography, and syntax. The measures are standardized, short, individually administered, and can be used to regularly monitor the development of early Spanish literacy skills.
Research shows that fostering learning in the EL’s L1 increases their growth in L2. Also, an EL student’s proficiency in their L1 will be an indicator of their level of attainment of proficiency in L2, therefore, utilizing an assessment like the DIBELS Spanish version, IDEL, for identifiying a students proficiency in L1 would assist a teacher in deciding on L2 instruction for that same student.
If you have any questions please send them to me.