EL Excellence Every Day

The Flip-to Guide for Differentiating Academic Literacy

by Tonya W. Singer

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ISBNs
  • 9781506377872
  • 9781506377902
  • 9781506377889

Take the Flip-to Book Tour! 

 You have to see this book to believe this book. And once you use this book it will quickly become your most treasured teaching resource. What exactly is so remarkable? All of the best teaching tools in language and literacy are at your fingertips! Just flip to that strategy you want to learn or that literacy goal you want to reach for a wealth of ready-to-use resources to actively engage learners, build academic language, and strategically support literacy instruction. 

Much more than a resource for EL specialists, EL Excellence Every Day is written for every teacher, with a singular focus on improving the ways we all differentiate literacy instruction. Busy teachers especially will appreciate:

  • Over 85 flip-to strategies that help you engage and support all learners
  • 200+ prompts and linguistic scaffolds to facilitate academic conversations connected to specific literacy goals
  • Lesson-ready resources for essential literacy goals: anticipate before reading, read to understand, read to analyze and infer, and write with text evidence
  • Formative assessment tasks and if/then charts for personalizing teaching to every student
  • Differentiation guides that demonstrate how to adjust supports across EL proficiency levels
  • Intuitive, color-coded design so you can find what you need, when you need it 

No one lesson or strategy is ever the perfect solution for every student. No one student learns in the same way. If there’s one universal truth in teaching it’s that every child is unique. Devour this book and soon enough you’ll provide the excellent literacy instruction each and every student deserves each and every day.

“We need resources that clearly and quickly help us to meet diverse instructional needs every day in every classroom. Tonya Ward Singer’s EL Excellence Every Day: The Flip-to Guide for Differentiating Academic Literacy is such a resource.”
--JEFF ZWIERS, from the foreword


  • SAGE Publications; December 2017
  • ISBN: 9781506377902
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: EL Excellence Every Day
  • Author: Tonya W. Singer
  • Imprint: Corwin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781506377872
  • 9781506377902
  • 9781506377889

In The Press

"Tonya Ward Singer’s latest book, written in an easy-to-access conversational style, is exactly what teachers need to bring English learners to the next level in language as well as content. Ward Singer obviously knows her way around classrooms that contain ELs and offers practical suggestions grounded in research of what teachers can do when very real situations arise with ELs. This book provides guidance framed around ELs’ proficiency levels and will help teachers find that 'sweet spot' that we’re all looking for to promote our ELs’ excellence. I highly recommend this book for all types of teachers."