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ERIC Number: EJ1105276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1931-3152
A Language-Based Approach to Content Instruction (LACI) for English Language Learners: Examples from Two Elementary Teachers
de Oliveira, Luciana C.
International Multilingual Research Journal, v10 n3 p217-231 2016
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States has increased dramatically. Given this increase it is vital for teacher education programs at the pre-service level and professional learning programs at eh in-service level to address the needs of ELLs. This article presents a teacher preparation model--"a language-based approach to content instruction" (LACI)--developed over the past 10 years of research in content area classrooms with ELLs and based on scholarship on the language demands of schooling. LACI building on six principles--connection, culture, code-breaking, community and collaboration, challenge, and classroom interactions--that have identified specific elements of instructional activities for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Drawing on cases of two elementary mainstream content are teachers, the article shows how this approach can be applied in mainstream content area classrooms with ELLs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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