Academic Language! Academic Literacy!: A Guide for K-12 Educators

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Overview

This practical guide provides 36 hands-on strategies for helping ELLs learn the necessary skills to decipher academic language in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

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Editorial Reviews

Peter Dallas Finch
“Academic language and literacy are essential keys to conceptual understanding and ultimately to student success. Eli Johnsongives all teachers and school leadersa foundation for improvement that will reach every classroom and every student.”
Sixth-Grade Teacher - Michele Timmerman
"Aterrific resource for teachers of every grade level! I especially loved the academic grade-level word lists that highlight the specific words pertinent to every grade level. All students will benefit from this, especially my struggling readers. This is a wonderful resource and should be in every teacher’s library. "
Sixth-Grade Teacher Michele Timmerman
"Aterrific resource for teachers of every grade level! I especially loved the academic grade-level word lists that highlight the specific words pertinent to every grade level. All students will benefit from this, especially my struggling readers. This is a wonderful resource and should be in every teacher’s library."
Sixth-Grade Teacher MicheleTimmerman
"Aterrific resource for teachers of every grade level! I especially loved the academic grade-level word lists that highlight the specific words pertinent to every grade level. All students will benefit from this, especially my struggling readers. This is a wonderful resource and should be in every teacher’s library."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412971331
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/25/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 995,916
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Eli R. Johnson is a consultant for the California Department of Education, supporting early literacy, English language professional development, and math and science projects. He works with urban districts throughout the state of California, strengthening teacher collaboration and school leadership. His previous experiences as a classroom teacher, site administrator, and instructional leader make him a valuable contributor to sustainable school reform. He earned a teaching degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Washington. As a nationally recognized speaker and consultant, Eli works with teachers and leaders regarding the achievement gap, adolescent literacy, school leadership, and other issues affecting student achievement. He is married to his wonderful wife, Shaunna, and they are the parents of five children: two in high school (Natalie and Mikaila), one in middle school (Bryce), one in elementary school (Erica,), and one in preschool (Benjamin). You can reach Eli at eli@achievement4all.com.

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Table of Contents

Academic Language! Academic Literacy! Strategy Matrix
Foreword by Arthur L. Costa
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Academic Language and Academic Literacy
2. Academic Language and Learning
3. Academic Literacy Challenges
4. Academic Reading: Inferring Strategies
5. Academic Reading: Text Structure Strategies
6. Academic Listening: Explicit Learning Strategies
7. Academic Speaking: Dialogue & Discourse Strategies
8. Academic Writing: Revealing Ideas Strategies
9. Creating an Academic Culture
Appendix 1. Academic Language: Grade Level Lists
Appendix 2. Academic Resources: Content Area Lists
References
Index

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