ERIC Number: EJ784676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: 13
Explicit Code and Comprehension Instruction for English Learners
Manyak, Patrick C.; Bauer, Eurydice B.
Reading Teacher, v61 n5 p432-434 Feb 2008
Explicit code and comprehension instruction is important for English learners (ELs), and several key findings from research on young ELs learning to read initially in English can offer guidelines for developing effective code-based instruction for these children. The authors of this column address comprehension instruction for ELs, suggesting several principles to guide such instruction. They conclude by reminding readers that explicit code and comprehension instruction represents only one element of a multifaceted framework for robust literacy instruction for ELs.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Literacy, English (Second Language), Comprehension, Symbolic Language, English Instruction, Learning Strategies, Communication Strategies, Young Adults
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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