Language Education

Language based approaches to support reading comprehension

Language-based approaches to support reading comprehension

by Francine C. Falk-Ross

 callnumbericon LB 1050.45 L36 2015       ED-61791

Language: English  

Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]

Summary:     Language-Based Approaches to Support Reading Comprehension takes a closer look at students who are frequently marginalized by language differences in the classroom, whether by teachers' oversight or simply the lack of information. In order to remedy this situation, Falk-Ross and the contributing authors offer their different perspectives on supporting English language learners (ELLs) through specific strategies for assessment and instruction. Each chapter presents a specific issue and challenge, supportive research and up-to-date information, classroom implications and strategies, and case study applications relating to the particular perspective of literacy development for ELLs of middle-level ages.

Listening and reading for English language learners collaborative teaching for greater success with K 6

Listening and reading for English language learners : collaborative teaching for greater success with K-6

by Dorit Sasson

 callnumbericon PE 1128 A2 S22 2014       ED-61797

Language: English  

Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Education, [2014]

Summary:     This book provides an overview designed to help educators collaborate more effectively in the areas of content area literacy for the sake of their K-6 ELL students. The book weaves the practical and theoretical aspects of collaboration and suggests ways for teachers to form long term partnerships. Each chapter extends collaboration in the areas of skill and content based learning so ELL students can achieve necessary proficiency to thrive in content areas classrooms and minimize gaps in instructional learning.

Methods for the ethnography of communication language in use in schools and communities

Methods for the ethnography of communication : language in use in schools and communities

by Judith Kaplan-Weinger; Char Ullman

 callnumbericon P 53.255 K37 2015     ED-61801

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015

Summary:   Methods for the Ethnography of Communication is a guide to conducting ethnographic research in classroom and community settings that introduces students to the field of ethnography of communication, and takes them through the recursive and nonlinear cycle of ethnographic research. Drawing on the mnemonic that Hymes used to develop the Ethnography of SPEAKING, the authors introduce the innovative CULTURES framework to provide a helpful structure for moving through the complex process of collecting and analyzing ethnographic data and addresses the larger "how-to" questions that students struggle with when undertaking ethnographic research. Exercises and activities help students make the connection between communicative events, acts, and situations and ways of studying them ethnographically. Integrating a primary focus on language in use within an ethnographic framework makes this book an invaluable core text for courses on ethnography of communication and related areas in a variety of disciplines.


Phonological development the first two years

Phonological development : the first two years

by Marilyn May Vihman

 callnumbericon P 118 V54 2014       ED-61811

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014

Summary:     Drawing on major research developments in the field, Vihman has updated and extensively revised the 1996 edition of her classic text to provide a thorough and stimulating overview of current studies of child production and perception and early word learning. * Offers a full survey of the thinking on how babies develop phonological knowledge * Provides a much needed update on the field one in which this book remains unique, and in which there have also been dramatic developments since the publication of the first edition * Surveys what has been learned about phonological development and raises questions for further study * The only book that includes balanced treatment of research in perception and production and attempts a synthesis of these fields, which have generally developed in isolation from one another * Includes a new chapter providing an overview of communicative and attentional development, as well as perceptual and vocal development, in the first 18 months, with additional focus on both implicit and explicit learning mechanisms

Primary English audit and test assessing your knowledge and understanding

Primary English audit and test : assessing your knowledge and understanding

by Sue Reid; Angela Sawyer; Mary Hartley-Bennett

 callnumbericon LB 1576 R45 2014       ED-61123

Edition: 4th ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2014]

Summary:     This popular, widely recommended, text supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of English is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous and focused test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in English. This test can be revisited at key stages in their course as a tool to monitor and evaluate progress. The fourth edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum, includes more information on expanding and developing a knowledge of English and is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards.

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