ERIC Number: EJ1025631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Reading without Words: Using the Arrival to Teach Visual Literacy with English Language Learners
Mathews, Sarah A.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v87 n2 p64-68 2014
This article highlights the use of Shaun Tan's "The Arrival" to teach literacy to English Language Learners in social studies classrooms. The featured text is a book that displays the complexity of migration within a text that does not feature a single written word. The author describes a variety of mini-lessons geared towards supporting ELLs at all stages of language development, reinforcing geography and history content, and promoting literacy skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards.
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Literacy Education, Novels, Language Skills, State Standards, Cartoons, Social Studies, Reading Instruction, Content Area Reading, Relevance (Education), Acculturation, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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