Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English: How to Set up a Language Workshop in Your Linguistically Diverse Classroom / Edition 1

Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English: How to Set up a Language Workshop in Your Linguistically Diverse Classroom / Edition 1

by Nancy Akhavan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325007985

ISBN-13: 9780325007984

Pub. Date: 01/06/2006

Publisher: Heinemann

    Nancy Akhavan provides the inspiration, theory, and practical know-how that teachers need to support language development within a workshop setting. By creating structures that capture time for rich talk and student thinking, she brings English learners into full participation in the classroom community.
    - Laurie Pessah, Teachers College Reading and
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    Nancy Akhavan provides the inspiration, theory, and practical know-how that teachers need to support language development within a workshop setting. By creating structures that capture time for rich talk and student thinking, she brings English learners into full participation in the classroom community.
    - Laurie Pessah, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
Today more nonnative speakers are entering classrooms than ever before. Some may be encountering English for the first time; some may understand written or spoken English but have difficulty communicating in it; and others may be well on their way to fluency but need guidance in specific language skills. To meet these students' needs while addressing the many, varied needs of those who already speak English as their primary language you'll have to think about your teaching differently. Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English can help.

Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English offers an exciting new take on English language instruction - the language workshop. Language workshop focuses on the specific language needs of every child, allowing you the flexibility to scaffold instruction by modeling specific uses of language, posing problems and ideas that expand kids' language skills, and teaching specific thinking strategies. Students will find the guidance and opportunity necessary for acquiring language, learn the structures of discussion and debate, and think through ideas and texts. Nancy Akhavan details how to make language workshop happen in your classroom, sharing frameworks and strategies that help children:

  • share ideas, decisions, and understandings orally and in writing
  • think critically by analyzing, synthesizing, and comparing texts
  • acquire and apply the conventions of English
  • gain language skills through authentic literacy lessons.
Warm, supportive, and complete with classroom-tested units of study, example workshop lessons, ready-to-use graphic organizers, and a rich booklist designed specifically for use with language workshop, Nancy Akhavan's Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English is going to make a difference to every member of your classroom.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325007984
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/06/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
5 - 13 Years

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1Teaching language3
Ch. 2Traits of language classrooms6
Ch. 3The language workshop15
Ch. 4Understanding language acquisition25
Ch. 5The wonder of words : promoting vocabulary development35
Ch. 6The nuts and bolts of language workshop53
Ch. 7Conferring : essential teaching and assessment68
Ch. 8Putting it all together : how to develop units of study that link language, reading, and writing81
Ch. 9Content-based language lessons98
Ch. 10Language lessons focusing on strategy instruction127

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