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ERIC Number: ED509975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 256
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6062-3469-3
Teaching Reading to English Language Learners: Insights from Linguistics
Lems, Kristin; Miller, Leah D.; Soro, Tenena M.
Guilford Publications
Written specifically for K-12 educators, this accessible book explains the processes involved in second-language acquisition and provides a wealth of practical strategies for helping English language learners (ELLs) succeed at reading. The authors integrate knowledge from two fields that often remain disconnected--linguistics and literacy--with a focus on what works in the classroom. Teachers learn effective practices for supporting students as they build core competencies not just for reading in English, but also for listening, speaking, and writing. Engaging vignettes and examples illustrate ways to promote ELLs' communicative skills across the content areas and in formal and informal settings. Contents include: (1) Big Ideas and Research That Guide the Profession; (2) First-Language Influence in Second-Language Acquisition; (3) ELL Oracy: Listening Comprehension and Oral Language Development; (4) Learning to Read, Write, and Spell Words in English as a New Language; (5) Using Morphemes to Learn Vocabulary; (6) Word Formation Processes, Cognates, and Collocations; (7) "The Same, but Different": Reading Fluency in English as a New Language; (8) Achieving Comprehension in L2 English Reading; and (9) Writing to Learn in English across the Curriculum.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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