Teaching English Language and Literacy

Author: Dominic Wyse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351986775
Format: PDF
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Are you looking for one book that gives a comprehensive account of primary and early years English, language and literacy teaching? This fully revised fourth edition of Teaching English, Language and Literacy includes up-to-date research and updated discussion of effective teaching. Throughout the book there is guidance on England’s new National Curriculum and its impact. Rooted in research evidence and multidisciplinary theory, this book is an essential introduction for anyone learning to teach English from the early years to primary school level. The authors draw on their research, scholarship and practice to offer advice on: inclusion and equality, including working effectively with multilingual pupils speaking and listening developing reading, including choosing texts, and phonics teaching improving writing, including grammar and punctuation planning and assessing the latest thinking in educational policy and practice the use of multimedia maintaining good home--school links All the chapters include examples of good practice, coverage of key issues, analysis of research and reflections on national policy to encourage the best possible response to the exciting challenges of teaching. Each chapter also has a glossary to explain terms and gives suggestions for further reading. This authoritative book is for all those who want to improve the teaching of English, language and literacy in schools. Designed to help inform trainee teachers and tutors, but also of great use to those teachers wanting to keep pace with the latest developments in their specialist subject, this is an indispensable guide to the theory and practice of teaching English, language and literacy.

Teaching English Language Learners

Author: Shelley Hong Xu
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606239651
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Grounded in research and practical expertise, this volume helps K–6 teachers skillfully support all of their English language learners (ELLs)—from a single student to an entire classroom. Ideas for teaching ELLs across different grade and proficiency levels include ways to link instruction to students’ lived experiences, use a variety of motivating print and electronic texts and materials, engage families, and conduct effective assessments. Chapters are packed with tools and activities for promoting ELLs’ development in oral language, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and grammar. Handy reproducibles and “Voice from the Classroom” teacher vignettes enhance the utility of the book.

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

Author: Nancy Cloud
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325022642
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Book study groups and professional learning communities, save when you order the Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners Book Study Bundle. 15 copies for $318.75. SAVE $56.25! Teaching English Language Learners to read and write is challenging. Every classroom teacher, ESL teacher, and reading specialist shares this crucial responsibility. These educators need research-based practices to help them meet the challenge, and Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners is their comprehensive guide. Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners is for everyone who teaches English language learners to read and write. It turns important research findings about ELL students into evidence-based, effective classroom practice. It helps teachers: learn more about the ELL students in their classroom support the emergence and early development of English literacy skills in nonnative speakers help English learners reach their full potential as readers and writers promote biliteracy in English and students' home languages guide ELL students as they develop academic language and literacy in English connect reading and writing strongly to promote growth in each assess the literacy skills of English language learners and use that information to plan responsive instruction. Internationally recognized ELL experts Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee, and Else Hamayan have examined the research evidence to determine what works for ELL students. They recommend best practices for teaching English learners to read and write from emergent literacy to primary school and on through middle school. Their guide makes the research understandable and their suggested practices actionable. Research findings quickly summarize the latest and most important ideas for teaching. Quotes from researchers provide direct support for effective teaching. Classroom Suggestions offer practical ways to put research into practice. Additional Resources point toward rich information sources for teaching literacy to English learners. Research Questions provide paths for investigation in any classroom. From reading their first English words to basic literacy to a mastery of academic English, students need proven-effective teaching backed by the strongest, most recent research. Find it in Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners.

Differentiated Early Literacy for English Language Learners

Author: Paul Boyd-Batstone
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Paul Boyd-Batstone draws on a wealth of classroom experience working with teachers and students to create a book that gives readers the critical information they need to teach English language learners in an accessible format. This book is packed with strategies and activities that are directly applicable to the classroom and that focus on meeting the early literacy demands of No Child Left Behind. Early literacy strategies for English language learners are differentiated according to five levels of language proficiency.

Becoming a Teacher of Language and Literacy

Author: Brenton Doecke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107662869
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explores what it means to be a 21st century literacy educator, promoting a reflective and inquiry-based approach.

New Language New Literacy

Author: Jill Sinclair Bell
Publisher: Pippin Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887511240
Format: PDF, Docs
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New Language, New Literacy: Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners is a guide for teachers of English language learners who need help with basic reading and writing skills. Jill Sinclair Bell is internationally know in the second-language education field as a writer who combines excellent theoretical knowledge with the solid, practical experience that comes from years in the language classroom. In this book, she uses her experience to demystify a most challenging education scenario, by showing teachers how they can identify their learners' skills and needs even when there is no common language and little or no literacy to build on. Always clear and easy to follow, she guides teachers through the process of developing and adapting curriculum, identifying appropriate methodology, and delivering engaging lessons with a host of clear examples and useful practical ideas. Whether you are an experienced ESL teacher working with a whole class of literacy learners, or a new volunteer helping a single individual, New Language, New Literacy will prove an invaluable asset, offering a critical blend of theorectical insight and practical methodology that will guide you through all aspects of the literacy classroom.

Beyond the Beginnings

Author: Angela Carrasquillo
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853597497
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book addresses the curricular, instructional, and assessment needs of upper grade elementary teachers who are struggling to promote literacy development in their English language learners. These students have already been transitioned, yet struggle with the increased literacy demands in the upper grades.

Perspectives on Teaching and Learning English Literacy in China

Author: Jiening Ruan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400749945
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is one of two volumes by the same editors that explore historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives on literacy in China. This volume focuses on English literacy in China, while the other volume is on Chinese literacy. In modern day China, English has enjoyed an increasingly important status in education, but not without challenges. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary look at changes in English literacy practices and literacy instruction in China from the first English school in the 19th century to recent curriculum reform efforts to modernize English instruction from basic education through higher education. Together, the essays address a wide array of topics, including early childhood English education, uses of information technology to teach English, and teaching English to Chinese minority students. This work is essential reading for those who want to expand their understanding of English literacy education in China.