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Teaching secondary students in the content areas is hard enough under the best of circumstances. When students are not well prepared academically and also lack academic literacy skills, the challenge can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, the Freemans help secondary content-area teachers provide these students with the academic support they very desperately need.
-Robert J. Marzano
Coauthor of Building Academic Vocabulary
Many middle school and high school students are recent immigrants or long-term English language learners who struggle with the academic language needed to read content-area textbooks and write papers for their classes. Likewise, many native speakers of English find content-area classes a challenge. Secondary teachers have little time to teach academic reading and writing skills because they must cover a great deal of content in their social studies, science, math, or language arts classes.
Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers provides the information busy secondary teachers need to work effectively with English learners and struggling readers. It reports current research to answer key questions:
Foreword Robert J. Marzano Marzano, Robert J.
1 Understanding Who Needs Academic Language 1
2 Distinguishing Between Academic and Conversational Language 23
3 Making Sense of the Academic Registers of Schooling 46
4 Coping with Academic Texts and Textbooks 71
5 Supporting Academic Writing at the Paragraph and Sentence Levels 104
6 Developing Academic Vocabulary and Writing Content and Language Objectives 122
7 Teaching Academic Language and Subject-Area Content 154