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ERIC Number: EJ871722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Jump-Starting Language and Schema for English-Language Learners: Teacher-Composed Digital Jumpstarts for Academic Reading
Rance-Roney, Judith
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v53 n5 p386-395 Feb 2010
Teacher-composed digital stories can assist an English-language learner in accessing academic reading while aiding in the learner's acquisition of academic language. Acknowledging the synergy between oral language and reading comprehension for English learners, every teacher of reading to English learners must also be a teacher of oral and aural language if these learners are to achieve academically and participate in academic conversations. This article describes teacher products called digital jumpstarts, whose purpose is to provide prereading schema, vocabulary, imagery, and factual background information to scaffold the learner's ability to read challenging text while simultaneously building language and cultural skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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