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ERIC Number: EJ917118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0510
Strategies for Improving Reading Skills among ELL College Students
Lei, Simon A.; Berger, Adam M.; Allen, Brigita M.; Plummer, Chad V.; Rosenberg, Worka
Reading Improvement, v47 n2 p92-104 Sum 2010
In order to successfully complete any college-level courses, English Language Learner (ELL) students must be able to read and comprehend a large volume of academic information. However, many instructors are completely overwhelmed in teaching their respective subject areas and are academically unprepared to teach ELL students appropriate reading skills. Many instructors automatically assume that ELL students have developed proper reading skills from previous academic years. This article provides instructors a brief overview of various activities that can improve vocabulary and reading skills of ELL students. These activities may include developing positive reading attitudes, increasing vocabulary, using dictionaries, vocabulary notebooks, and signal devices, as well as reading repeatedly, frequently, and extensively. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A