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This application-focused book sets itself apart from the handful of other available texts that address the special needs and issues presented by linguistically and culturally diverse students in the K- through high school setting. The broad range of strategies and applications are research-based and have proven themselves effective with children who have diverse language skills and cultural backgrounds.
Preface. SECTION I: THE PRIMARY GOALS. 1. A Balanced Approach to Early Spanish Literacy Instruction. 2. Language and Preliteracy Development in the Early Grades. 3. Reading as a Gateway to Language Proficiency for Language Minority Students in the Primary Grades. SECTION II: THE TRANSITION YEARS. 4. Recent Research on Effective Instructional Practices for Content Area ESOL. 5. Language Sensitive Peer Mediated Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in the Intermediate Elementary Grades. 6. The Double Demands of Teaching Language Minority Students. 7. Making the Transition to English Literacy Successful: Effective Strategies for Studying Literature with Transition Students. 8. Interactive Semantic Mapping and Charting: Enhancing Content Area Learning for Language Minority Students. SECTION III: MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL GRADES. 9. Literature-based Cognitive Strategy Instruction for Middle School Latina/o Students. 10. Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Middle School Students Who Are Learning English. 11. Effective Instruction for High School English Language Learners. 12. Preparing Text and Classroom Materials for English Language Learners: Curriculum Adaptations in Secondary School Settings. 13. Productive Teaching of Language Minority Students: What We Know and Need to Know. Perspective.