Building Literacy with English Language Learners, Second Edition Insights from Linguistics

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-08-17
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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How can linguistics help teachers of English language learners (ELLs) improve their instruction? What specific competencies do ELLs need to build in order to speak, listen, read, and write in a new language? Now revised and expanded with a broader view of literacy, this book has guided thousands of inservice and preservice teachers to understand the processes involved in second-language acquisition and help ELLs succeed. The authors explain relevant linguistic concepts with a focus on what works in today's diverse PreK-12 classrooms. Effective teaching strategies are illustrated with engaging classroom vignettes; the volume also features instructive discussion questions and a glossary. (First edition title: Teaching Reading to English Language Learners.)

New to This Edition
*Broader view of literacy; increased attention to oral language and writing as well as reading.
*Chapter on digital learning, plus new content on digital technology throughout the book.
*Even more user friendly--additional classroom suggestions from real teachers, vignettes, and examples and graphics illustrating linguistic concepts.
*End-of-chapter "challenge questions" that inspire deeper reflection.
*Coverage of timely topics, such as numeracy and the language innovations of text messages.

Author Biography

Kristin Lems, EdD, is Professor in the ESL/Bilingual Education Program at National Louis University, where she directed two 5-year grants from the U.S. Department of Education in ESL teacher education. A two-time Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Lems consults on literacy and ESL in area school districts and presents her research nationally. Her dissertation on adult ESL oral reading fluency was a finalist for Outstanding Dissertation of the Year from the International Literacy Association. She has coauthored or coedited several books, including Building Literacy with English Language Learners, Second Edition, and Fluency Instruction, Second Edition: Research-Based Best Practices, which was a finalist for the Edward B. Fry Book Award of the Literacy Research Association.
Leah D. Miller, MA, is Assistant Professor and coordinator of the ESL/Bilingual Education Program at National Louis University. She also teaches graduate linguistics courses at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms. Miller is on the board of Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages-Bilingual Education, serves as a consultant on issues related to ELL assessment and standards, and has presented widely on content-area ESL and linguistics.
Tenena M. Soro, PhD, teaches courses in linguistics, cross-cultural education, foundations, and reading for the ESL/Bilingual Education Program at National Louis University, where he received the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. Dr. Soro has presented on linguistics and ESL topics at state and national conferences.  

Table of Contents

Guide to Pronunciation in This Book
1. Big Ideas and Research That Guide the Profession
2. First-Language Influence in Second-Language Acquisition
3. ELL Oracy: Listening Comprehension and Oral Language Development
4. Learning to Read, Write, and Spell Words in English as a New Language
5. Using Morphemes to Learn Vocabulary
6. Word Formation Processes, Cognates, and Collocations
7. “The Same, but Different”: Reading Fluency in English as a New Language
8. Achieving Comprehension in L2 English Reading
9. Writing to Learn in English across the Curriculum
10. Literacy, Language Learning, and the Digital Revolution

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