Keep It R.E.A.L.!: Relevant, Engaging, and Affirming Literacy for Adolescent English Learners

Keep It R.E.A.L.!: Relevant, Engaging, and Affirming Literacy for Adolescent English Learners

by Mary Amanda Stewart

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807758700
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 11/03/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 502,684
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Mary Amanda Stewart is an assistant professor in the department of reading at Texas Woman's University.

Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader ix

1 Keep It R.E.A.L. for Adolescent English Learners 1

What Is R.E.A.L. Instruction? 2

Who Are Adolescent English Learners? 7

Purpose of the Book 13

Theory Supporting R.E.A.L. Instruction 16

Experiences Supporting R.E.A.L. Instruction 22

Action Time 23

2 Set High Expectations Through R.E.A.L. Instruction 25

Nothing Less Than Rigorous Standards 26

Nurturing Multilingual Readers and Writers at School and at Home 28

Threefold Purpose of R.E.A.L. Instruction 28

Current Climate: Increasing Diversity and Standardization 31

Five Simple Rules for Literacy and Language Learning 35

Action Time 41

3 Read in a Literature-Rich Classroom 42

Reading Within a Theme 43

Methods for Classroom Reading 46

Multiple Genres 52

Literature at Various Reading Levels 58

Action Time 62

4 Respond to Texts in a Literacy-Rich Classroom 64

Reader Response Through Oral Language 65

Reader Response Through Written Language 70

Reader Response Through Other Creative Methods 77

Evaluating Students' Responses 79

Action Time 81

5 Connect to Students' Cultures and Lived Experiences 83

A Holistic View of Culture 84

Reading and Responding with Cultural Insiders 85

Privileging Students' Lived Experiences 94

Reading Beyond Students' Experiences 98

Action Time 100

6 Support Biliteracy Development 102

Biliteracy Within Monolingual Standards 103

Affirming Students' Languages 105

Purposefully Leveraging the L1 107

Multilingual Texts 111

Multilingual Responses 115

Action Time 118

Conclusion: Keep It R.E.A.L.-Play to Win! 119

Glossary 121

Appendices 125

Appendix A Sample Texts for Short-Term Unit on Rosa Parks 125

Appendix B Sample World War II Texts and Reader Response Activities 126

References 131

Literature Cited 141

Index 147

About the Author 156

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