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Language Lessons Stories for Teaching and Learning English

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ISBN-10: 0472031155

ISBN-13: 9780472031153

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ruth Spack, Vivian Zamel

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In today's linguistically diverse classrooms, it is essential for teachers to understand the needs of students who are acquiring English as an additional language. A firm knowledge of theoretical and practical issues must be paired with a deep understanding of the human side of language learning. Language Lessons: Stories for Teaching and Learning English is a short story anthology that offers valuable insight into the inner lives of language learners. A wide variety of linguistic backgrounds is represented in the collection, and the stories examine language learning issues over a broad range of time, highlighting cultural, political, and social realities that can shape the language learning experiences of children and adults.
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Book details

List price: $30.50
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The Role of Stories in Educational Settings
Colonial Encounters
The School Days of an Indian Girl (Zitkala-Sa)
Chike's School Days (Chinua Achebe)
Kura (Patricia Grace)
Fourth Grade Ukus (Marie Hara)
Childhood Transformations
Speaking Saskatchewan (Rudy Wiebe)
Inside Out (Francisco Jimenez)
Show and Tell (Andrew Lam)
The Unforgetting (Lan Samantha Chang)
Adult Education
The Rather Baffling Case of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N (Leo Rosten)
The English Lesson (Nicholasa Mohr)
English as a Second Language (Lucy Honig)
Nothing in Our Hands but Age (Raquel Puig Zaldivar)
What Do You Know About Friends? (Lily Brett)
Private Lessons
The German Refugee (Bernard Malamud)
Private Lesson (Lindsley Cameron)
English Lessons (Shauna Singh Baldwin)
Albert and Esene (Frances Khirallah Noble)
Prisoner with a Dictionary (Linh Dinh)
Questions for Reflection and Analysis across the Stories