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Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners 30 Research-Based Reading Strategies That Help Students Read, Understand, and Really Learn Content From Their Textbooks and Other Nonfiction Materials



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With this collection of research-based-and practical-strategies, mainstream classroom teachers can help ease the academic challenges English language learners often face by harnessing the opportunities provided by learning language in a meaningful context. Each strategy lesson identifies the level for which it is best suited and the TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Goals and Standards it meets, as well as key supporting research, questions to prompt reflection, and more. For use with Grades 4 & Up.

Author Biography

Margaret Bouchard is a Missouri-based educator whose specialty is Multicultural Education and English Language Development. She has served as a member of the Oakland County Bilingual Directors Board, an ESL Teacher/Coordinator for the Lamphere School District, and an instructor at the Applied Language Insitution, University of Missouri, Kansas City. She has developed and presented numerous workshops in reading, Multicultural Education, and English Language Development. In addition to her work in education, Mrs. Bouchard serves as a commissioner on the Human Rights Commision in Kansas City. She is the author of another ESL Resource book, ESL Smart! (Pearson/Longman Education, 2000).

Table of Contents

Navigating the Lessons
Correlation to the TESOL Goals and Standards
Why Should Teachers Teach Comprehension Strategies in the Content Areas?
How to Teach Strategies
Things to Consider When Selecting and Teaching Strategies for ELLs
Stages of Language Development and Cultural Adaptation

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