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Samuels, S. Jay, Ed.; Farstrup, Alan E., Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2006
The editors of "What Research Has to Say about Reading Instruction" present the most recent research on fluency and show how it can be put into practice. A resource for classroom teachers and teacher educators alike, the reader-friendly text offers a range of expert perspectives on the key aspects of fluency such as: (1) history and definitions;…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction
Howard, Elizabeth; Sugarman, Julie; Perdomo, Marleny; Adger, Carolyn Temple – Education Alliance at Brown University, 2005
This Toolkit is meant to be a resource for teachers, parents, and administrators involved with two-way immersion (TWI) programs, particularly those at the elementary level. Two-way immersion is a form of dual language instruction that brings together students from two native language groups for language, literacy, and academic content instruction…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education
Clarke, Stephen; Dickinson, Paul; Westbrook, Jo – SAGE Publications, 2004
This book is aimed at a specific audience. Like others before it, it derives from teaching on courses designed to prepare postgraduates to become English teachers. It was designed both to explain the mainstream ideas that have shaped secondary school English and to help readers rehearse teaching which is based on those ideas. Many of the…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English Teachers, Ideology, English
Arrowood, Janet C. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2004
Practical examples from everyday life, spanning personal financial matters to traveling and even cooking conversions are the lessons offered in this useful guide. The vast majority of older students and adults who come to America come from countries that use the metric system. Learning a new system for measuring, telling time, and so forth is…
Descriptors: Symbols (Mathematics), Statistics, Writing Skills, Teaching Methods
Online Submission, 2004
This document provides a new perspective on teaching English language arts in a francophone school, a perspective that takes into account the aspirations of the francophone community within the following contexts: the federal and provincial legal provisions governing French first-language education in Alberta, the linguistic reality of Alberta's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, English Instruction, Language Arts
Cackley, Philip – 2003
This paper suggests that in the search for authentic materials to use in adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) reading practice, local government Web sites offer rich potential. Municipal sites for U.S. counties, cities, and townships usually contain text written at a lower reading level than other general Web pages. This makes it possible for…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Uses in Education, English (Second Language), Local Government
Hamayan, Else V. – 1989
Innovative methods and strategies are described for teaching writing to potentially English proficient (PEP) students (also known as "limited English proficient"), who may or may not be literate in their native language, using holistic natural approaches. The approaches are based on the premise that students acquire language (speaking, reading,…
Descriptors: Dialog Journals, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Holistic Approach
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Adult, Alternative, and Continuation Education Div. – 1981
Fourteen teachers from four California school districts developed this practical guide for teachers faced with a growing number of adult nonliterate students in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs. The guide is organized as follows: student goals and objectives, student characteristics, student identification, classroom activities,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Gersten, Russell; Baker, Scott K.; Shanahan, Timothy; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Collins, Penny; Scarcella, Robin – What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
This Practice Guide is the first in a series of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) guides in education that are developed by a panel of experts. The guides are intended to bring the best available evidence and expertise to bear on the types of systemic challenges that cannot currently be addressed by single intervention or programs. This…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Literacy