Building Academic Language Essential Practices for Content Classrooms, Grades 5-12

ISBN-10: 0787987611

ISBN-13: 9780787987619

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jeff Zwiers

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Many students today, whether they are native English speakers or recent immigrants, need help in understanding and using the language of academic learning. An essential resource for teaching all students, this book explains what every teacher needs to know about language for supporting reading, writing, and academic learning. Based on theory, research and practice, it includes activities, exercises, and practical strategies for building vocabulary, grammar, and language learning approaches routinely into math, science, history, and language arts lessons. Major topics and themes include: --What is academic language and how does it differ by content area? --How can language-building activities support content understanding? --How can students be assisted in using language more effectively? --How can academic language usage be modeled routinely in the classroom? --How can lesson planning and assessment support academic language development?
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Understanding How Students Use Language
Language for Academic Thinking
Cultivating Academic Language Acquisition
Content-Area Variations of Academic Language
Academic Classroom Discussions
Academic Listening and Speaking in Small Groups
Language for Academic Reading
Language for Academic Writing
Building Language into Lessons and Assessments
Concluding Thoughts
Recommended Resources on Academic Language
Frequently Used Academic Terms
Suggestions for Before, During, and After Mini-Lectures
Permanently Borrowing the Language of Standards
About the Author
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