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Literacy Gaps Bridge-Building Strategies for English Language Learners and Standard English Learners

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ISBN-10: 1412975212

ISBN-13: 9781412975216

Edition: 2009

Authors: Ivannia Soto, June Hetzel

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List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 8/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 1.694

Ivannia Soto is Associate Professor of Education at Whittier College, where she specializes in second language acquisition, systemic reform for English language learners (ELLs), and urban education. She began her career in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), where she taught English and English Language Development to a population made of up 99.9% Latinos, who either were or had been ELLs. Before becoming a professor, Dr. Soto also served LAUSD as a literacy coach and district office administrator. She has presented on literacy and language topics at various conferences, including the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), the California Association for Bilingual…    

June Hetzel , professor and dean of the School of Education at Biola University,nbsp;grew up in the culturally and linguistically rich basin of the San Francisco Bay Area in the Franklin McKinley School District in south San Jose. Her childhood background shaped her passion for access for all learners. Her teaching experiences in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Africa, and Thailand have provided her withnbsp;insight into working with elementary andnbsp;secondary studentsnbsp;and adults in multilingual, multicultural settings. Additionally, she has enjoyed travel throughout Europe and on a trip to Oxford University, presented "The Three Literacy Gaps and Title III of NCLB," co-authored with…    

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction to the Achievement Gap and the "Literacy Gaps Model"
Demographic Patterns
Language Spoken and Socioeconomic Factors
ELL Achievement
Standard English Learners
The National Literacy Panel
The Literacy Gaps Model
Overview of Book Chapters
Summary
Decoding: Word Recognition Strategies and Fluency
Introduction
The Gap Between the Student and the Text
Decoding and Readability of Text
Decoding
English Language Development
Background Knowledge
Summary
Background Knowledge and Experiences
Schema Fit: Becoming a Text Participant
Context: Becoming a Text User (Active Participant)
Linkages: Becoming a Text Analyst (Reading Critically)
Summary
Comprehension
Comprehension Gap
Academic Language
Passage Comprehension
Summary
English Language Development and Academic English
Specialized Language Needs of ELLs
Needs of Standard English Learners
Academic Language Development Lesson Plan
Summary
Perceptions and Expectations
Were Called on Less Frequently and Were Provided Less Time to Respond
Were Given the Answer Rather Than Helped to Solve the Problem Themselves
Were Criticized More Often, and Praised Less
Were Paid Less Positive Attention, but Disciplined More Strictly
Cultural Differences
Connecting the Literacy Domains in Second Language Acquisition
Parental Involvement and the Literacy Domains
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Comprehensive Education
Multidimensional Approaches
Empowerment
Transformative Learning
Emancipatory Education
Summary
Socioeconomic Differences
Implicit and Explicit Codes
Discourse Patterns
Interactional Styles
Written Language Codes
Resource Access
Summary
Language Variables
Academic Language Competence
Summary
Grouping Strategies
Micro Structures That Bridge Language Proficiency Gaps
Macro Structures That Bridge Language Proficiency Gaps
Summary
Beyond the Gap/Envisioning the Future
The Literacy Gaps Model
Summary
Glossary
Index