Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar / Edition 1

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Overview

The resource guide provides the instructor with suggested answers and responses to the Application Activities at the end of each chapter.

Linguistics is much more than a study reserved for academicians. Linguistics has real-life applications to effective teaching-now more than ever. With the increased emphasis on phonemic awareness and phonics in the teaching of reading, teachers need to understand how language works. When teachers are familiar with basic linguistic concepts, they are better prepared to make decisions about how to teach reading, spelling, phonics, and grammar to all students, including English language learners.

In this unique linguistics course-in-a-book, David and Yvonne Freeman explain essential linguistic concepts in a thorough, but manageable manner and show the connections between linguistic theory and classroom practice. They demonstrate that the greater a teacher's understanding of basic language structures and processes, the easier it is to make good decisions on tough topics like phonics, spelling, and grammar. They present:

  • the basic concepts of linguistics in everyday language
  • examples and activities that apply linguistics concepts to teaching reading, spelling, phonics, and grammar to all students, including English language learners
  • end-of-chapter applications that link linguistic theory and classroom practice.
Understand more about how language works, then use that knowledge to help your students learn. Turn prescriptive approaches into linguistic investigations. Get yourself and your students hooked on linguistics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325002743
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 1/14/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 106,654
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

David E. Freeman is the coauthor or coeditor (with Yvonne S. Freeman) of ten Heinemann books, including: - La ensenanza de la lectura y la escritura en espanol y ingles en salones de clases bilingues y de doble inmersion, segunda edicion revisada (2009) - Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers (2008) - Diverse Learners in the Maintstream Classroom (2008) - Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms, Second Edition (2006) - Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators (2004) - Essential Linguistics (2004) - Closing the Achievement Gap (2002) - Between Worlds, Third Edition (2011) - Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms (2000) - ESL/EFL Teaching (1998). David Freeman is a professor of Reading and ESL in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Intercultural Studies of the College of Education at the University of Texas - Brownsville. David and Yvonne Freeman are Heinemann Professional Development Providers.

Yvonne S. Freeman is the coauthor or coeditor (with David E. Freeman) of ten Heinemann books, including: - La ensenanza de la lectura y la escritura en espanol y ingles en salones de clases bilingues y de doble inmersion, segunda edicion revisada (2009) - Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers (2008) - Diverse Learners in the Maintstream Classroom (2008) - Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms, Second Edition (2006) - Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators (2004) - Essential Linguistics (2004) - Closing the Achievement Gap (2002) - Between Worlds, Third Edition (2011) - Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms (2000) - ESL/EFL Teaching (1998). Yvonne is a professor of bilingual education in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Intercultural Studies of the College of Education at the University of Texas - Brownsville. Yvonne and David Freeman are Heinemann Professional Development Providers.

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Table of Contents

First Language Acquisition

Written and Second Language Acquisition

English Phonology

Implications from Phonology for Teaching Reading and Teaching a Second Language

English Orthography

A Linguistic Perspective on Phonics

English Morphology

Implications from Morphology for Teaching Reading and Teaching a Second Language

English Syntax

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    Good enough to buy

    This was a required book for a class that I took. While in the class, I borrowed the book from the local public library. Now that I've finished the class, I bought the book because the theory will be useful to me in writing my portfolio.

    I don't personally find linguistics or phonics all that compelling, but the book as good information about language learning for someone interested in the field.

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