Building Academic Language Essential Practices for Content Classrooms, Grades 5-12
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2007
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|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|
|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|