Literacy Development with English Learners: Research-Based Instruction in Grades K-6

Literacy Development with English Learners: Research-Based Instruction in Grades K-6

by Lori Helman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1606232428

ISBN-13: 9781606232422

Pub. Date: 05/06/2009

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

An indispensable course text and practitioner resource, this teacher-friendly book puts the needs of English language learners (ELLs) front and center. Leading authorities connect current research to effective instructional practices for elementary students with varying degrees of English proficiency. Key components of literacy instruction are addressed, including

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An indispensable course text and practitioner resource, this teacher-friendly book puts the needs of English language learners (ELLs) front and center. Leading authorities connect current research to effective instructional practices for elementary students with varying degrees of English proficiency. Key components of literacy instruction are addressed, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Chapters also explore how linguistic, sociocultural, psychological, and educational factors shape ELL literacy development, highlighting practical implications for the classroom. Reflection questions and a wealth of illustrative examples enhance the utility of this engaging, tightly edited work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606232422
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/06/2009
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
5 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

1. Factors Influencing Second-Language Literacy Development: A Road Map for Teachers, Lori Helman

2. Culturally Responsive Instruction: Application to Multiethnic, Multilingual Classrooms, Kathryn H. Au

3. Explicit Language Instruction: A Key to Constructing Meaning, Susana Dutro and Lori Helman

4. Making Informed Decisions about the Language and Literacy Assessment of English-Language Learners, Georgia Earnest García and Christina P. DeNicolo

5. The Literacy Development of English Learners: What Do We Know about Each Student’s Literacy Development?, Donald R. Bear and Regina E. Smith

6. Emergent Literacy: Planting the Seeds for Accomplished Reading and Writing, Lori Helman

7. Opening Doors to Texts: Planning Effective Phonics Instruction with English Learners, Lori Helman

8. English-Language Learners and Fluency Development: More Than Speed and Accuracy, M. Kristiina Montero and Melanie R. Kuhn

9. The Case of Ying: The Members of a Teacher Study Group Learn about Fostering the Reading Comprehension of English Learners, Cynthia Brock, Suzette Youngs, Eleni Oikonomidoy, and Diane Lapp

10. Spelling–Meaning Relationships among Languages: Exploring Cognates and Their Possibilities, Shane Templeton

11. Examining Teacher Dispositions toward Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students, Julie L. Pennington and Rachel G. Salas

12. Effective Instructional Practices for English Learners, Lori Helman

13. Literacy Development with English Learners: Concluding Thoughts, Lori Helman

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