ERIC Number: ED367955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Come in All Languages: Reading Instruction for ESL Students.
Spangenberg-Urbschat, Karen, Ed.; Pritchard, Robert, Ed.
Intended to help students from language-minority backgrounds develop literacy in English, this book identifies and answers the major questions surrounding reading instruction for English as a second language (ESL) students. Specifically, the book reviews and synthesizes what is known about background issues related to the education of ESL students; provides specific suggestions to teachers and administrators for organizing for instruction and enhancing student learning; and gives concrete examples of practical ways in which teachers can develop and implement authentic, meaning-centered instructional activities. Chapters in the book are (1) "Demographic Overview: Changes in Student Enrollment in American Schools" (Julia Lara); (2) "Multiculturation: An Educational Model for a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society" (Carlos E. Cortes); (3) "The Acquisition of English as a Second Language" (Jim Cummins); (4) "Self-Esteem: Access to Literacy in Multicultural and Multilingual Classrooms" (Bess Altwerger and Bonnie Lee Ivener); (5) "Instructional Approaches and Teaching Procedures" (Anna Uhl Chamot and J. Michael O'Malley); (6) "Selecting Materials for the Reading Instruction of ESL Children" (Virginia Garibaldi Allen); (7) "Comprehending through Reading and Writing: Six Research-Based Instructional Strategies" (Nancy Farnan and others); (8) "Language, Literacy, and Content Instruction: Strategies for Teachers" (Alfredo Schifini); and (9) "Assessing the Literacy Development of Second-Language Students: A Focus on Authentic Assessment" (Georgia Earnest Garcia). "The ESL Student: Reflections on the Present, Concerns for the Future (Eleanor Wall Thonis) concludes the book. Author and subject indexes are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Effectiveness, Multicultural Education, Performance Based Assessment, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, School Demography, Second Language Learning, Self Esteem, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 (Book No. 395; $11 members, $16 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.