Hands-on, project-based learning enhances literacy and language of both English learners and English speakers as they work side by sideeven within mandated programs. Book provides research-supported guidelines and strategies, with the DVD showing learners in action within two elementary classrooms where teachers support and stretch students' oral and written English and build content knowledge at the same time. Improve the quality of any unit of study through use of techniques demonstrated here. For use with Grades 3-6.
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Karen Smith is an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy, and Director of Professional Development in the Division of Curriculum & Instruction at Arizona State University (ASU). Her research is conducted in collaboration with teachers in urban settings and focuses on literacy teaching and learning, and teacher research. She speaks and consults widely on literacy development and teaching as a scholarly activity. She has received numerous awards for her teaching including the 2002 Richard Halle Outstanding Middle School Educator award from the National Council of Teachers of English, the 2003 ASU College of Education Dean's Excellent Award for Faculty Teaching, and the 2008 John Chorlton Manning Public School Service Award from the International Reading Association.
Carole Edelsky is Professor Ermerita of Curriculum and Instruction at the Arizona State University. Her research has focused on language and language learning, including literacy learning, discourse analysis, and teacher inquiry. She developed a theoretical distinction between reading/writing and reading/writing exercises. She has worked actively to improve life chances for young students through literacy for social justice. She is the 2007 NCTE Outstanding Language Arts Educator of the Year.
Christian Faltis is Professor of bilingual education and applied _linguistics at Arizona State University. His research interests _include the study of bilingualism and the teaching of immigrant _English learners in school. His most recent work include Teaching _English Learners and Immigrant Students in Secondary School (with _Cathy Coulter, 2007), Teaching English Language Learners in _Elementary School Communities: A Joinfostering Approach (2006); _and Immigrant Students in U.S. Schools: Building a Pro-Immigrant, English-Plus Education Counterscript (2007).