Teaching Readers of English

Author: John S. Hedgcock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315465558
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL, EFL, and EIL educators who work with multilingual students at the secondary and postsecondary levels, this text balances insights from reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing second-language reading that educators can readily adopt and adapt to suit their contexts and student populations. Teaching Readers of English is a complete "go-to" source for teaching reading and promoting classroom and professional literacies in an increasingly digital world. Offering principled approaches and methods for planning and delivering effective L2 reading instruction, the text includes pedagogical features, such as questions for reflection, further reading and resources, and application activities to develop purposeful classroom reading lessons in a range of contexts. Changes in the Second Edition: Updated and revised chapters on formative and summative reading assessment, developing vocabulary knowledge and grammatical skill, and cultivating extensive reading and literary appreciation Updated information on institutional settings and reader demographics New pedagogical features in each chapter, including Chapter Summaries, Further Reading, Reflection and Review, and Application Activities A streamlined chapter sequence to enhance the text’s usability

Teaching Readers of English

Author: John Hedgcock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781410618085
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL and EFL educators, this frontline text balances insights from current reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing L2 reading in secondary and post-secondary contexts. Teaching Readers of English: provides a through yet accessible survey of L2 reading theory and research addresses the unique cognitive and socioeducational challenges encountered by L2 readers covers the features of L2 texts that teachers of reading must understand acquaints readers with methods for designing reading courses, selecting curricular materials, and planning instruction explores the essential role of systematic vocabulary development in teaching L2 literacy includes practical methods for assessing L2 students’ proficiency, achievement, and progress in the classroom. Pedagogical features in each chapter include questions for reflection, further reading and resources, reflection and review questions, and application activities.

Teaching Reading in High School English Classes

Author: Bonnie O. Ericson
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814151860
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This collection of essays aims to encourage high school students to improve their reading skills. The essays offer numerous practical teaching ideas for helping students increase their vocabulary and comprehension as well as learn to love the medium of books. Useful ideas revolve around issues such as: guided reading; independent reading; making authentic reading-writing connections; literature circles; reading intervention; reading aloud; vocabulary exploration; mentoring; and picture books in high school. Following a foreword, "Welcome to the Planet of the Readers" (John S. Mayher), essays in the collection are: (1) "Reading in High School English Classes: An Overview" (Bonnie O. Ericson); (2) "Word Matters: Teaching and Learning Vocabulary in Meaningful Ways" (Janet S. Allen); (3) "A Literary Transfusion: Authentic Reading-Writing Connections" (John Gaughan); (4) "An After-School Reading Intervention Program for Struggling Readers" (Linda L. Flammer); (5) "A Twelfth-Grade Reading Class for Struggling Readers" (Susan Schauwecker); (6) "If You Build It, They Will Come: A Book Flood Program for Struggling Readers in an Urban High School" (Jeff McQuillan with Jeannie Beckett, Lupe Gutierrez, Matthew Rippon, Sue Snyder, Doug Wager, Gregg Williams, and Eydie Zajec); (7) "Students Becoming Real Readers: Literature Circles in High School English Classes" (Sandra Okura DaLie); (8) "By Any Other Name: Reconnecting Readers in the High School" (Teri S. Lesesne and Lois Buckman); (9) "The Place of Young Adult Literature in Secondary Reading Programs" (Lois T. Stover); and (10) "Picture Books in the High School English Classroom" (Carolyn Lott). An afterword "Future Directions for Reading in High School" by Leila Christenbury, concludes the book. (Each paper contains references.) (NKA)

English Language Teaching in Its Social Context

Author: Christopher Candlin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415241229
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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English Language Teaching in its Social Context offers sociolinguistic, ethnographic, and social-psychological perspectives on TESOL teaching and learning and introduces the relevant literature on second language acquisition. Together with its companion volumes, it presents English language teaching in a variety of specific institutional, geographic and cultural contexts. The articles - a range of seminal and specially commissioned pieces - have been carefully chosen to present four major principles of English language teaching: * they focus on the roles played by teachers and learners * recognise the individuality of language learners * support teachers in the provision of active guidance for students' learning * examine both positive and negative patterns of interaction between learners and teachers. This Reader offers people unfamiliar with research in this field an overall impression of English language teaching issues while allowing the more experienced reader the opportunity to relate his or her own experiences to the theories presented.

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners Grades 6 12

Author: Margarita Calderon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293082
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A powerful array of field-tested literacy tools for closing the achievement gap! This book provides a comprehensive and systematic framework for developing literacy skills and improving reading in all content areas. With funding from the Carnegie Corporation and the U.S. Department of Education, author Margarita Calderón has developed a research-based approach to expediting reading comprehension that results in higher test scores not just for ELLs, but for all students. Educators can easily complement their instruction with ready-to-use tools, including: Lesson templates Rubrics Sample lesson plans Strategies for teaching reading and vocabulary in content areas Descriptions of successful programs Professional development designs

Researching and Teaching Reading

Author: Gabrielle Cliff Hodges
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317597087
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many agree that engaging in research is what makes a teacher’s professional development sustainable, and Researching and Teaching Reading studies the ways in which research and teaching are entwined both within and beyond the classroom. Gabrielle Cliff Hodges encourages readers to deepen their understanding of reading through high-quality teaching and research activities designed to engage young learners and generate rich research data, in the expectation that teachers will wish to adapt or develop them further within their own contexts. The author explores how teachers’ research and critical reading can further develop their understanding of their students’ reading practices and argues that innovative approaches to teaching integrated with research enable English teachers to re-construct ideas and change how reading is taught. Key issues considered in this book include: Studying reading in terms of extending young people’s ability to interpret and enjoy texts; The idea of reading as a social practice; The concept of culture in relation to reading; Why historical and spatial theoretical perspectives matter when researching and teaching reading. This book is a valuable resource for any student teachers or practising English teachers wishing to learn more about the connection between researching and teaching reading, how to combine them in the classroom and the positive effect bringing the two together can have on their own professional development.

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

Author: Thomas Sylvester Charles Farrell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412957346
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This resource offers practical methods for helping ELLs succeed in reading, with strategies to increase fluency and comprehension, teach vocabulary and text structure, and more.

Teaching Reading Comprehension to English Learners K5

Author: Margarita Calderón
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543903
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As more English learners enroll in school each year, teachers and administrators are concerned with the large gap in reading and academic standing between ELs and students performing at grade level. This book addresses the language, literacy, and content instructional needs of ELs and frames quality instruction within effective schooling structures and the implementation of RTI.