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ERIC Number: EJ1004198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Building on the Linguistic and Cultural Strengths of EL Students
Cowan, Kay; Sandefur, Sarah
Voices from the Middle, v20 n4 p22-27 May 2013
This article discusses an exemplary EL program grounded in research-based literacy strategies. World War II and the Holocaust served as the backdrop for a program that stressed vocabulary and concept development, and then connected that understanding to reading and writing. The "five streams" used to address literacy competencies included reading aloud fictional novels, guided reading of short informational texts, supported independent reading of picture storybooks, guided viewing of films, and guided writing. The roles of engagement, the development of self-efficacy, and the affirmation of students were contributing factors to the program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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