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
     
 

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

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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
Sales rank:
1,421,577
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 Wong, Janet S. 1

PART I GETTING TO KNOW ENGLIGH LEARNERS

How to Say Thy Name Yangsook Choi Choi, Yangsook 5

Chapter One English Learners 9

Writing the Muslim American Experience Asma Mobin-Uddin 29

Chapter Two Matching Books to English Learners 33

Only a Joke?: Humor as a Bridge between cultures and Languages Uma Krishnaswami Krishnaswami, Uma 55

Chapter Three English Learners' Academic and Social Language: Moving from Surviving to Thriving 59

Creativity Begins at Home Pat Mora Mora, Pat 81

PART II SELECTING AND USING BOOKS WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS

I Know the River Loves Me Maya Christina Gonzalez Gonzalez, Maya Christina 85

Chapter Four Selecting and Using Fiction with English Learners in Grades K-6 89

Fear and Joy in Leaving Your Country Jorge Argueta Argueta, Jorge 125

Chapter Five Selecting and Using Poetry with English Learners in Grades K-6 129

Boods as Mirrors Lulu Delacre Delacre, Lulu 159

Chapter Six Selecting and Using Nonfiction Literature with English Learners in Grades K-6 161

I'm Learning to Speak English J. Patrick Lewis Lewis, J. Patrick 197

Appendix A Books for Learning about Immigrants and English Learners 199

Appendix B Guidelines for Matching literature to English Learner Proficiency Levels 201

Appendix C Children's Books for Social Language (Basic "Survival" Topics) 205

Appendix D Narrow Reading Suggestions for Different Formats 209

Children's Books Cited 215

References 237

Index 249

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