Building Literacy with English Language Learners, Second Edition

Building Literacy with English Language Learners, Second Edition

Insights from Linguistics

Kristin Lems, Leah D. Miller, Tenena M. Soro


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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
*Chapter on digital learning, plus new content on digital technology throughout the book.
*Broader view of literacy; increased attention to oral language and writing as well as reading. 
*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.

This e-book edition features 18 full-color figures. (Figures will appear in black and white on black-and-white e-readers).