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ERIC Number: ED509976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 304
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6062-3530-0
Teaching English Language Learners: Literacy Strategies and Resources for K-6
Xu, Shelley Hong
Guilford Publications
Grounded in research and practical expertise, this volume helps K-6 teachers skillfully support all of their English language learners (ELLs)--from a single student to an entire classroom. Ideas for teaching ELLs across different grade and proficiency levels include ways to link instruction to students' lived experiences, use a variety of motivating print and electronic texts and materials, engage families, and conduct effective assessments. Chapters are packed with tools and activities for promoting ELLs' development in oral language, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and grammar. Handy reproducibles and "Voice from the Classroom" teacher vignettes enhance the utility of the book. Contents include: (1) Guiding Principles of Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners; (2) Language Acquisition and Linguistic Interferences; (3) Instruction for Oral Language Development; (4) Instruction for Phonological and Orthographic Knowledge and Fluency Development; (5) Instruction for Vocabulary Development; (6) Instruction for Reading Comprehension Development; (7) Instruction for Writing Development; and (8) Instruction for Grammar. Seventeen appendices are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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