Matching Books and Readers: Helping English Learners in Grades K-6

Matching Books and Readers: Helping English Learners in Grades K-6

by Nancy L. Hadaway, Terrell A. Young
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1606238817

ISBN-13: 9781606238813

Pub. Date: 08/27/2010

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Providing practical guidance and resources, this book helps teachers harness the power of children's literature for developing ELLs' literacy skills and language proficiency. The authors show how carefully selected fiction, nonfiction, and poetry can support students' learning across the curriculum. Criteria and guiding questions are presented for matching books

Overview

Providing practical guidance and resources, this book helps teachers harness the power of children's literature for developing ELLs' literacy skills and language proficiency. The authors show how carefully selected fiction, nonfiction, and poetry can support students' learning across the curriculum. Criteria and guiding questions are presented for matching books and readers based on text features, literacy and language proficiency, and student background knowledge and interests. Interspersed throughout are essays and poems by well-known children's authors that connect in a personal way with the themes explored in the chapters. The annotated bibliography features over 600 engaging, culturally relevant trade titles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606238813
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/27/2010
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
5 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

"Pizza," Janet S. Wong

I. Getting to Know English Learners

"How to Say Thy Name," Yangsook Choi

1. English Learners

'Writing the Muslim American Experience," Asma Mobin-Uddin

2. Matching Books to English Learners

"Only a Joke?: Humor as a Bridge between Cultures and Languages," Uma Krishnaswami

3. English Learners’ Academic and Social Language: Moving from Surviving to Thriving

"Creativity Begins at Home," Pat Mora

II. Selecting and Using Books with English Learners

"I Know the River Loves Me," Maya Christina Gonzalez

4. Selecting and Using Fiction with English Learners in Grades K–6

"Fear and Joy in Leaving Your Country," Jorge Argueta

5. Selecting and Using Poetry with English Learners in Grades K–6

"Books as Mirrors," Lulu Delacre

6. Selecting and Using Nonfiction with English Learners in Grades K–6

"I'm Learning to Speak English," J. Patrick Lewis

• Appendices:

A. Books for Learning about Immigrants and English Learners

B. Guidelines for Matching Literature to English Learner Proficiency Levels

C. Children’s Books for Social Language (Basic “Survival”) Topics

D. Narrow Reading Suggestions for Different Formats

• Children's Books Cited

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