The Education of English Language Learners: Research to Practice

The Education of English Language Learners: Research to Practice

by Marilyn Shatz
     
 

This comprehensive volume describes evidence-based strategies for supporting English language learners (ELLs) by promoting meaningful communication and language use across the curriculum. Leading experts explain how and why learning is different for ELLs and pinpoint specific best practices for the classroom, illustrated with vivid examples. Particular attention is

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This comprehensive volume describes evidence-based strategies for supporting English language learners (ELLs) by promoting meaningful communication and language use across the curriculum. Leading experts explain how and why learning is different for ELLs and pinpoint specific best practices for the classroom, illustrated with vivid examples. Particular attention is given to ways in which learning English is intertwined with learning the student's home language. The book addresses both assessment and instruction for typically developing ELLs and those with language disabilities and disorders. It demonstrates how educators and speech–language professionals can draw on students' linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural, and family resources to help close the achievement gap.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462503308
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/22/2011
Series:
Challenges in Language and Literacy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
1,137,555
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Marilyn Shatz and Louise C. Wilkinson
I. Early Language Experience and School Readiness
1. The Brain and Language Acquisition: Variation in Language Knowledge and Readiness for Education, Barbara T. Conboy
2. The Process of Acquiring a First and Second Language, Kathryn Kohnert and Giang Pham
3. Language Choice and Competence: Code Switching and Issues of Social Identity in Young Bilingual Children, Iliana Reyes and Susan M. Ervin-Tripp
II. Language and Literacy Principles and Practices in School
4. Ways to Words: Learning a Second-Language Vocabulary, Lisa M. Bedore, Elizabeth D. Peña, and Karin Boerger
5. The Role of Phonology in Orthographically Different Languages, Ellen H. Newman
6. Bilingualism and Cognitive Linkages: Learning to Read in Different Languages, Ellen Bialystok and Kathleen F. Peets
7. Learning English as a Second Language, María Estela Brisk
III. Assessment and Interaction: Working with Children and Families
8. Communicative Repertoires and English Language Learners, Betsy Rymes
9. Difficulty, Delay, or Disorder: What Makes English Hard for English Language Learners?, Carol Westby and Deborah A. Hwa-Froelich
10. Implications for Assessment and Instruction, Alison L. Bailey
11. Extended Implications for Practice: Families as Allies, Leslie Reese and Claude Goldenberg
12. Recent Research on English Language and Literacy Instruction: What We Have Learned to Guide Practice for English Language Learners in the 21st Century, Diane August, Claude Goldenberg, William M. Saunders, and Cheryl Dressler

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