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Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers
Affirming Students’ Rights to Their Own Language: Bridging Educational Policies to Language/Language Arts Teaching Practices
Basal Reader Series
Between Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition
Closing the Achievement Gap
Developmental Benefits of Playgrounds
Dissertations, Theses and Qualifying Papers
Diverse Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators
English Language Learners: The Essential Guide
Enseñanza de la Lectura y la Escritura en Español y en Inglés en Salones de Clases Bilingües y de Doble Inmersión
ESL/EFL Teaching: Principles for Success
Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics and Grammar
Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research
How to Do Educational Ethnography
Inquiry in Education: Methods, Models and Processes
Lectura Scott Foresman
Managing Technology in Our Schools
Model of Innovation in Higher
Reimagining Civic Education
Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners
Supporting Bilingual Learners’ Literacy Practices Through Science
Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms
Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms
Technology in Education: A Twenty-year Perspective
Video Research in the Learning Sciences

 

Academic Language for English Language LearnersAcademic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers
Yvonne S. Freeman and David E. Freeman

Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers provides the information busy secondary teachers need to work effectively with English learners and struggling readers. This comprehensive synthesizes recent demographic data on the kinds of English language learners and struggling readers who attend middle and high schools in increasing numbers. The authors flesh out the statistics with stories of students from different backgrounds. Then, they examine academic language at different levels: the text level, the paragraph level, the sentence level and the word level. For each, they provide examples of academic language and specific strategies teachers can use as they teach language arts, science, math and social studies.

Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2008 (Paperback, $22). Available from publisher at (800) 225-5800, and at the publisher's website.

David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

Basal Reader Series
Graciela P. Rosenberg, Maria M. Barrera, JoAnn Canales and Abelardo Villarreal

This is a widely used kindergarten through sixth-grade series of Spanish reading books, which includes “Nuevo Amigos,” “Tuti la Rana,” “El Sr. Fig.” “Deseos,” “Molinillos,” “Sonrisas,” “Banderolas,” “Escaleras,” “Rayos de Sol,” “Telescopios Arcos” and “Huellas.” The series includes student textbooks, teacher guides, workbooks, charts and tests. Adopted by the state of Texas and widely used by school districts, the Spanish readers have been praised as “effective instruction,” which “satisfies a variety of special learning needs and teaching preferences.”

Chicago, Illinois: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1988. Available from the publisher, (800) 545-2522.

Rosenberg is a professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

 

Between WorldsBetween Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition (2nd edition)
David E. Freeman and Yvonne S. Freeman


The first edition of “Between Worlds” provided such an excellent grounding in the theories and practices of second language acquisition that when it won MLA’s Mildenberger Award, it was cited for its treatment of the “issues that concern teachers of languages at all levels and in all contexts.” Tens of thousands of educators discovered how to expand the learning potential of their students by considering how the world inside the school interacts with outside social contexts. Now, the schooling of English language learners has become far more complex and political. The Freemans updated their classic text to address new trends and issues related to the teaching of multilingual students.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2001 (Paperback, $29.50). Available from publisher at (800) 225-5800, the publisher's website and at the UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL in the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education in the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

 

Closing the Achievement GapClosing the Achievement Gap: How to Reach Limited-Formal Schooling and Long-Term English Learners
Yvonne S. Freeman and David E. Freeman with Sandra Mercuri


Struggling older English learners pose a real challenge for educators. Some of these students are new arrivals with limited or interrupted schooling. Others have been in and out of ESL and bilingual programs in this country since kindergarten but have never succeeded academically. How can teachers help older students who lack academic content knowledge and English language proficiency catch up with their classmates? Yvonne and David Freeman provide four researchbased keys for closing the achievement gap.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2002 (Paperback, $19.50). Available from publisher at (800)225-5800, at the publisher's website and at UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Mercuri is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

The Development Benefit of PlaygroundsThe Developmental Benefits of Playgrounds
Joe L. Frost, Pei-San Brown, John A. Sutterby and Candra D. Thornton


This book extends the knowledge base about appropriate playground materials, equipment and use patterns.

Olney, Maryland: Association for Childhood Education International, 2004 (Soft cover, $32.50). Available from ACEI, (301) 570-2111.

Sutterby is an associate professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

 

Dissertations, Theses and Qualifying Papers
Ava S. Miller

A handbook for graduate students in education seeking guidance in the process of writing research papers.

Bayview: DataTyme, 1996 (Soft cover, $25). Available from the publisher, (956) 454-3470.

Miller is an associate professor in the Master of Science in Nursing Program.

 

Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and AdministratorsDiverse Learners in the Mainstream Classroom: Strategies for Supporting All Students Across the Content Areas
Yvonne Freeman, David Freeman and Reynaldo Ramirez, editors


Classrooms today are more diverse than ever and include English language learners, students with disabilities and gifted and talented students. This book provides information for teachers about each of these groups and outlines effective, research-based practices for teaching all students across the content areas. Chapters are written by faculty from the College of Education.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2008 (Paperback). Available from publisher at (800) 225-5800, at the publisher's website and at UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Ramirez is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and AdministratorsDual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators Educating English Language Learners: A Guide for Administrators
Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman and Sandra Mercuri


This book provides vivid portraits of students, teachers and administrators who are at the center of a growing movement that has the potential to radically transform American education. As the research and practice discussed in this book so clearly demonstrate, all students can develop fluency and literacy in two or more languages if we choose to give them the opportunity. This book is essential reading for all educators who are committed to preparing students to thrive in a global society where knowledge of additional languages is a key component of overall literacy.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2004 (Paperback, $27). Available from publisher at (800) 225-5800, at the publisher's website and at UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Mercuri is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

English Language Learners: The Essential GuideEnglish Language Learners: The Essential Guide
David E. Freeman and Yvonne S. Freeman


As English language learners (ELLs) enroll in schools across the country in record numbers, it is important for all teachers to develop the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenge of working effectively with limited English proficient students. David and Yvonne Freeman bring years of experience and study to bear as they explain the essential information mainstream teachers need to work effectively with ELLs. For each main idea, they provide a brief explanation of the key research and extended scenarios to show effective practice in action in mainstream classes at different grade levels.

New York: Scholastic, 2007 ($24.99). Available from the publisher at (212) 343-6100 and at UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

La ensenanza de la lectura y la escritura en espanol y el ingles en salones de clases bilingues y de doble inmersionLa Enseñanza de la Lectura y la Escritura en Español y en Inglés en Salones de Clases Bilingües y de Doble Inmersión (2nd edition)
Yvonne S. Freeman and David E. Freeman

With the growing number of Spanish-speaking students in bilingual classrooms and the growing focus on accountability, teachers need a resource that will give them the educational counseling, based on research, to help all students achieve the same high-quality education. They must have the most effective methods to teach reading and writing to students in two languages, and this book, written in Spanish, provides what teachers need.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2009 (Soft cover, $40). Available from publisher at (800) 225-5800 and the publisher's website.

Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

ESL/EFL Teaching: Principles for SuccessESL/EFL Teaching: Principles for Success
Yvonne S. Freeman and David E. Freeman

The Freemans contend that teaching practices based on sound principles are essential for English language learners. To set the stage for the principles, the authors provide an overview of orientations that ESL/EFL teachers have taken. They describe well-known language teaching methods that fit each orientation and then present the orientation that is most consistent with principles that lead to success. Each of the subsequent chapters develops these principles in detail.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 1998 (Paperback, $29). Available from publisher at (800) 225-5800, the publisher's website and at UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

Essential LibguisticsEssential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics and Grammar
David E. Freeman and Yvonne S. Freeman


In this linguistics course-in-a-book, David and Yvonne Freeman explain essential linguistic concepts in a thorough, but manageable manner and show the connections between linguistic theory and classroom practice.

They demonstrate that the greater a teacher’s understanding of basic language structures and processes, the easier it is to make good decisions on tough topics like phonics, spelling and grammar.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2004 (Paperback, $28). Available from publisher at (800) 225-5800, the publisher's website and at UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction UTB/TSC.

 

Complementary Methods in Education ResearchHandbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research
Judith L. Green, Gregory Camilli and Patricia B. Elmore, with Audra Skukauskaite and Elizabeth Grace, editors

Chapter: On Reading and Using the Volume: A Note to Students
Audra Skukauskaite


This book brings together the wide range of research methods used to study education and makes the logic of inquiry for each method clear and accessible. Each method is described in detail, including its history, its research design, the questions that it addresses, ways of using the method and ways of analyzing and reporting outcomes.

Washington, D.C.: American Educational Research Association, 2006 (Hard cover, $195). Available from AERA, (202) 238-3200.

Skukauskaite is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

How to do Educational EthnographyHow to Do Educational Ethnography
Geoffrey Walford, editor

Chapter 5: Video-Enabled Ethnographic Research: A Microethnographic Perspective
W. Douglas Baker, Judith L. Green and Audra Skukauskaite


The book is designed for researchers new to educational ethnography as well as those with some initial experience. It guides the reader through the processes and pitfalls of conducting ethnography in educational settings and gives guidance on how the reader can conduct high quality ethnography. Following a brief introduction to the nature and history of ethnography, the book considers questions of site selection, access and ethics in research. It then moves on to consider how observation should be conducted and recorded within ethnography and then gives guidance on the purpose of interviews and hot to conduct them. The book also describes less traditional aspects of ethnography through a detailed discussion of video-enabled research, and emphasizes the need for a strong theoretical backbone to any research. The analysis of data is then discussed, as are some of the debates about various forms of representation.

London: Tufnell Press, 2008 (Paperback, $23.85). Available from the publisher  and major booksellers.

Skukauskaite is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

Inquiry in Education: Methods, Models and Processes
Ava S. Miller


Research methodologies handbook for graduate students in education.

Bayview: DataTyme, 1996 (Soft cover, $25). Available from the publisher at (956) 454-3470.

Miller is an associate professor in the Master of Science in Nursing Program.

 

Lectura Scott ForesmanLectura Scott Foresman
Graciela P. Rosenberg, George Blanco, Jim Cummins, Elena Izquierdo, Bertha Pérez, Flora Rodríguez-Brown and Howard Smith


Series for teaching Spanish reading at the elementary schools from kindergarten through fifth grade. It includes children’s textbooks, workbooks, teacher editions, resource books, assessment materials and software. Comprised of several books. Adopted by the state of Texas and widely used by school districts, including San Antonio, Austin, Houston, El Paso and Fort Worth.

Glenview, Illinois: Scott Foresman, 2000. Available from the publisher, (800) 552-2259.

Rosenberg is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

Managing Technology in our SchoolsManaging Technology in Our Schools: Establishing Goals and Creating a Plan
Betsy Price


The book reflects on the last 13 years of schools’ roundabout progress and uses the lessons learned to identify best practices for managing and financing the next wave of technology purchases and application. It highlights the perseverance and persistence that adopting technology required from the beginning and what is needed today as using technology matures from a hyped up dream into an established, solid support and tool for teaching.

Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007 (Paperback, $27.95; cloth, $70). Available from the publishers website or by calling (800) 462-6420.

Price is a faculty associate and heads the Part-Time Faculty Support Office.

 

Model of Innovation in Higher EducationModel of Innovation in Higher Education/ Modelo de Innovación de la Educación Superior
Miguel Angel Escotet, Juan J. Goñi and Aurelio Villa S.

This book is the result of a five-year research program to measure higher educational innovations in Europe, Latin America and United States. It covers several interpretations of university innovations, institutional and transformational change, innovation and leadership and management of knowledge. The authors developed a model (M.I.C.E.) to measure, generate, administer and evaluate college and university innovations. It covers multiple dimensions such as social and economic factors, organizational structures, technology and resources, students, faculty, staff and professional competencies and innovation process management.

Bilbao, Spain: Editorial Mensajero and University of Deusto, 2007, 460 pages (Soft cover, $73.85). Available from major booksellers.

Escotet is dean of the College of Education.

 

Reimagining Civic EducationReimagining Civic Education: How Diverse Societies Form Democratic Citizens
E. Doyle Stevick and Bradley Levinson, editors

Chapter: Examining Peripheries of Substantive Democracy in Lithuania
From the Point of View of Teachers: Intended and Unintended
Outcomes of the Financial Reform in Education

Audra Skukauskaite


This volume surveys the new global landscape for democratic civic education. Rooted in qualitative research, the contributors explore the many ways that notions of democracy and citizenship have been implemented in recent education policy, curriculum, and classroompractice around the world. From Indonesia to the Spokane Reservation and El Salvador to Estonia, these chapters reveal a striking diversity of approaches to political socialization invarying cultural and institutional contexts.

Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006 (Paperback, $29.95). Available from the publishers website or by calling (800) 462-6420.

Skukauskaite is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

Research Based Strategies for English Language LearnersResearch-Based Strategies for English Language Learners: How to Reach Goals and Meet Standards, K–8
Denise Rea and Sandra Mercuri

“Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners” addresses standards through four proven, effective scaffolds for learning: modeling, contextualizing, thinking about thinking and reframing information. Within each scaffold, the authors offer ideas for strategybased instruction that make learning more active, experiential, collaborative and cognitive for all children.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2006 (Paperback, $15). Available from publisher at (800) 225-5800, the publisher's website and at UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

Mercuri is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

Supporting Bilingual Learners’ Literacy Practices Through Science
Sandra Mercuri

This book presents research on the development of academic language for science in bilingual learners and instructional methods used to support them in their development of biliteracy in the context of science instruction.

Khol, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.

Mercuri is an assistant professor in the Language, Literacy and Intercultural Studies Department of the College of Education.

 

Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English in Bilingual and Dual Language ClassromsTeaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms (2nd edition)

Yvonne S. Freeman and David E. Freeman

Between the growing number of Spanish-speaking students in dual language and bilingual classrooms and the increasing focus on accountability, teachers need a resource that gives them research-based instructional advice for helping all students meet standards while giving non-native speakers access to the same high-quality education as their English-speaking peers. They must have the most effective methods for teaching reading and writing to students in two languages, and “Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms” provides what teachers need. This second edition of the Freemans’ classic text updates their ideas and strategies in response to new research and changing contexts for teaching reading and writing in both English and Spanish.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2006 (Paperback, $30). Available from publisher at (800) 225-5800 and at the publisher's website.

Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

Teaching Reading in Multilingual ClassroomsTeaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms
David E. Freeman and Yvonne S. Freeman

Reading is one of the hottest issues in education today. Newspapers trumpet reading test scores, politicians campaign on reading reforms, and educators are scrambling to keep pace with new teacher-training policies. In this context, it is critical to clarify the goals of reading instruction and to provide teachers with principles for working effectively with diverse student populations. David and Yvonne Freeman come to teachers’ assistance with this book, which they introduce core principles of effective reading practice. Presented as a definitive checklist, these principles form the basis of much of the book and help teachers plan their reading curriculum and assess their teaching of reading easily and confidently.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2000 (Paperback, $18). Available from publisher at (800) 225-5800,  the publisher's website and at UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

 

Technology in EducationTechnology in Education: A Twenty-year Perspective
D. LaMont Johnson and Cleborne D. Maddux, editors

Chapter: Implementing Technology-rich Curricular Materials: Findings from the Exploring Life Project
Ward Mitchell Cates, Betsy Price and Alec M. Bodzin

This chapter is a paper about the progress of computer usage in public schools over the last 20 years.

New York: The Hawthorne Press, Inc., 2003 (Soft cover $41.95). Available from the publisher's website.

Price is an associate faculty member and director of the Support Office for Part-time Faculty and the Teaching and Learning Center.

 

Video Research in the Learning SciencesTeaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms
Ricki Goldman, Roy Pea, Brigid Barron and Sharon J. Derry, editors

Chapter: Epistemological Issues in the Analysis of Video Records: Interactional Ethnography as a Logic of Inquiry
Audra Skukauskaite

This book is a comprehensive exploration of key theoretical, methodological and technological advances concerning uses of digital video-as-data in the learning sciences as a way of knowing about learning, teaching and educational processes. The aim of the contributors, a community of scholars using video in their own work, is to help usher in video scholarship and supportive technologies and to mentor video scholars, so that video research will meet its maximum potential to contribute to the growing knowledge base about teaching and learning.

Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007 (Paperback, $59.95). Available at (800) 9-BOOKS-9 and the publisher's website.

Skukauskaite is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

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