Reading, Writing and Learning in ESL : A Resource Book for K-12 Teachers

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: National Geographic School Pub
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Explores the contemporary language acquisition theory as it relates to instruction and provides suggestions and methods for motivating and involving all ELL students.

Table of Contents

chapter concludes with Summary, Suggestions for Further Reading, and Activities
English Language Learners in School
Who Are English Language Learners?
How Can I Get to Know My English Language Learners?
How Do Cultural Differences Affect Teaching and Learning?
How Can I Ease Newcomers into the Routines of My Classroom When They Know Little or No English?
What Kinds of Programs Exist to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners?
Second Language Acquisition
What Do You Know When You Know a Language?
Defining Language Proficiency as Communicative Competence
Language Acquisition Theories
Learning a Second Language in School: Processes and Factors
Classroom Practices for English Learner Instruction
Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment
Sheltered Instruction or Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE)
Group Work
Thematic Instruction
Assessment of English Learners
Oral Language Development in Second Language Acquisition
Oral Language in Perspective
Describing Oral Language Performance of Beginning and Intermediate English Learners
Promoting Oral Language Development in the Classroom
Oral Language Development through Content-Area Instruction
Classroom Assessment of English Learners'' Oral Language Development
Emergent Literacy: English Learners Beginning to Write and Read
What Does Research Tell Us about the Early Literacy Development of English Learners?
Contrasting the Emergent Literacy and Reading Readiness Perspectives
Highlighting Literacy Functions in Your Classroom
Exploring the Visual Form of Written Language
Emergent Literacy in English as a Non-native Language
Home and School Environments that Nurture Emergent Literacy
Classroom Strategies to Promote Early Literacy
Helping Children Recognize and Spell Words Independently
Evaluating Emergent Literacy Development
English Learners and Process Writing
Research on Second Language Writing
What Is Process Writing
How Process Writing Helps English Learners
Collaborative Contexts for Process Writing
Developmental Phases in Second Language Writing
Description of Beginning Writers
Strategies to Assist Beginning Writers
Description of Intermediate Writers
Strategies for Intermediate Writers
A Word about Writing with Computers
Assessing English Learners'' Writing Progress
Reading and Literature Instruction for English Language Learners
What Does Research Tell Us about Reading in a Second Language?
Working in Literature Response Groups
Developmental Phases in Second Language Reading
Beginning Readers: Characteristics and Strategies
Intermediate Readers: Characteristics and Strategies
Using Computers and CD-ROMs to Enhance Learning
Assessing Second Language Readers'' Progress
Content Reading and Writing: Prereading and During Reading
What Does Research Tell Us about Reading and Writing across the Curriculum for English
Language Learners?
Background Information on Students'' Interactions with Texts
Matching Students and Texts
Strategies to Promote Reading Comprehension
Content Reading and Writing: Postreading Strategies for Organizing and Remembering
Postreading Strategies for Students
Writing as a Learning Tool across the Curriculum
Theme Studies: Providing a Meaningful Learning Context Assessment
Reading Assessment and Instruction
Theoretical Approach to Literacy Assessment
Assessing Reading Using an Informal Reading Inventory
Other Procedures for Evaluating and Instructing Struggling Readers Linking Assessment and Instruction
Linking Assessment and Instruction
Author Index
Subject Index
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