Supporting the Literacy Development of English Learners Increasing Success in All Classrooms

ISBN-10: 0872075699

ISBN-13: 9780872075696

Edition: 2005

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: International Reading Association
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
Supporting English Learners
Changing Classrooms: Transforming Instruction
Language Diversity and Education: A Brief History
Understanding English Learners
Supporting English Learners
Instructional Planning and Language Demands
Conclusion
Curriculum and Planning
Differentiating Instruction for English Learners: The Four-by-Four Model
The Four-by-Four Model
Theoretical Foundation of the Four-by-Four Model
Guiding Principles of the Four-by-Four Model
Structure of the Four-by-Four Model
Conclusion
Supporting English Learners: Developing Academic Language in the Content Area Classroom
Goals for English Learners
Explicit Development of Academic Language
A Confession
How to Start: Introducing Academic Language
Keys to Comprehension
Conclusion
Teaching Language Through Content Themes: Viewing Our World as a Global Village
Reasons to Teach Language Through Sustained Content
Reasons for Organizing Curriculum Around Themes
Connecting Thematic Content to Standards
Using Culturally Relevant Books
The Preview/View/Review Technique
Putting It Together: Francisco's Global Interdependence Theme
Conclusion
Reading Instruction
Essential Comprehension Strategies for English Learners
Reading Comprehension Strategies: How to Make Sense of Text
Instructional Strategies for Teaching Comprehension
Conclusion
Promoting the Vocabulary Growth of English Learners
Research Foundation of the Vocabulary Improvement Program
Developing the Program
What the Program Teaches
Important Program Features
A Close Look at Four Types of Activities
Conclusion
Description of Measures
Example of Vocabulary Improvement Program Curriculum, Grades 3-5
Using Guided Reading With English Learners
Why Guided Reading is Important for English Learners
Using All Three Cueing Systems: Developing Strategies and Language
Assessing Miscues to Understand Reading and Language Ability
Emergent and Early Guided Reading Lesson: Emphasis on Talk
Early Fluent Guided Reading Lesson: Sustaining and Expanding Meaning
Fluent Guided Reading Lesson: Focus on Higher Level Comprehension Strategies
Choosing Books for Guided Reading With English Learners
Enriching Vocabulary and Selecting Texts
Utilizing Sentence Structures: Matching Language Level
Conclusion
Teaching English Learners About Expository Text Structures
Why Teach About Exposition?
What Are the Challenges of Expository Texts?
How Does Exposition Differ From Narrative?
What Are the Most Common Expository Text Structures?
Teaching Common Text Structures
Conclusion
Oral and Written Language
Negotiating Meaning Through Writing
Writing In a New Language
Finding a Starting Point for Writing in English
Writing in a Supportive Environment
Reflecting on the Interactive Writing Project: Some Recommendations
Taking It Further: Letter and Journal Writing Across the Curriculum
Conclusion
Language Play, Language Work: Using Poetry to Develop Oral Language
Supporting Oral-Language Development
Reading Poetry With English Learners
Strategies for Sharing Poetry
Responding to Poetry
Creating a Classroom Collection of Poetry
Conclusion
Using Puppets With English Learners to Develop Language
A Personal Journey With Puppets
A Professional Journey With Puppets
The Potential of Puppetry: Two Examples
Puppetry Beyond the Classroom
Student Reactions to Puppetry
Teacher Reactions to Puppetry
Suggestions for Using Puppets in the Classroom
Conclusion
Let's Read, Write, and Talk About It: Literature Circles for English Learners
What Are Literature Circles?
Scaffolding English Learners
Using Literature Circles With English Learners
Strategies That Work Well With English Learners
Monitoring Students in Literature Circles
Making Connections to Real Life Through Literature Circles
Asking Questions in Literature Circles
Celebrating Literature Circles
Conclusion
Author Index
Children's Literature Author Index
Subject Index
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