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ERIC Number: ED509908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 254
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6062-3882-0
Matching Books and Readers Helping English Learners in Grades K-6
Hadaway, Nancy L.; Young, Terrell A.
Guilford Publications
Providing practical guidance and resources, this book helps teachers harness the power of children's literature for developing ELLs' literacy skills and language proficiency. The authors show how carefully selected fiction, nonfiction, and poetry can support students' learning across the curriculum. Criteria and guiding questions are presented for matching books and readers based on text features, literacy and language proficiency, and student background knowledge and interests. Interspersed throughout are essays and poems by well-known children's authors that connect in a personal way with the themes explored in the chapters. The annotated bibliography features over 600 engaging, culturally relevant trade titles. Contents of this book include: (1) "Pizza" (Janet S. Wong); (2) "How to Say Thy Name" (Yangsook Choi); (3) "Writing the Muslim American Experience" (Asma Mobin-Uddin); (4) "Only a Joke?: Humor as a Bridge between Cultures and Languages" (Uma Krishnaswami); (5) "Creativity Begins at Home" (Pat Mora); (6) "I Know the River Loves Me" (Maya Christina Gonzalez); (7) "Fear and Joy in Leaving Your Country" (Jorge Argueta); (8) "Books as Mirrors" (Lulu Delacre); and (9) "I'm Learning to Speak English" (J. Patrick Lewis). Appendices include: (1) Books for Learning about Immigrants and English Learners; (2) Guidelines for Matching Literature to English Learner Proficiency Levels; (3) Children's Books for Social Language (Basic "Survival") Topics; and (4) Narrow Reading Suggestions for Different Formats.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A