Literacy Development with English Learners: Research-Based Instruction in Grades K-6 (Paperback)Lori Helman (editor)
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An indispensable course text and practitioner resource, this teacher-friendly book puts the needs of English language learners (ELLs) front and center. Leading authorities connect current research to effective instructional practices for elementary students with varying degrees of English proficiency. Key components of literacy instruction are addressed, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Chapters also explore how linguistic, sociocultural, psychological, and educational factors shape ELL literacy development, highlighting practical implications for the classroom. Reflection questions and a wealth of illustrative examples enhance the utility of this engaging, tightly edited work.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 271
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 224 x 150 x 18 mm
"This research-based book addresses the fundamentals of a high-quality ELL program and provides the reader with best practices to follow. Each chapter can serve as a stand-alone reference; read together, they offer clear guidance for mainstream or ELL teachers. The practical applications and examples are just what teachers are looking for. This book will be an excellent text for preservice teachers preparing to instruct the diverse student population that is now the norm in most districts nationwide." - Lori Henry, English language learner curriculum specialist, Austin (Minnesota) Public Schools, USA
"A great resource for ELL teachers and students in teacher preparation courses. The book sheds light on psychological, linguistic, sociocultural and pedagogical aspects of reading for ELLs. It includes suggestions for study groups and/or classroom implementation. It also holds up a mirror to help teachers explore how policy issues and their own beliefs about diverse learners influence their teaching." - Margarita Calderon, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University, USA
"Bravo! In this comprehensive book, Helman offers teachers practical research-based help with assessing ELLs' literacy development and tailoring meaning-based instruction to make sure these youngsters receive the instruction they need. Helman and her contributing authors know the burning questions and answer them; they know the complexities and embrace them. Most of all, they know and respect the teachers and children who inspire their writing. This book is a treasure for all who care about scaffolding language development in ELLs. It is especially crucial for teachers in urban schools." - Lucy Calkins, Robinson Professor of Children's Literature and Founding Director, The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University
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