Literacy Foundations for English Learners: A Comprehensive Guide to Evidence-Based Instruction

Literacy Foundations for English Learners: A Comprehensive Guide to Evidence-Based Instruction

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Overview

More than 5 million English learners attend U.S. public schools—and yet fewer than 3% of teachers are certified to work with them. Fill that gap in teacher education with this practical and comprehensive textbook, an evidence-based guide to providing English learners in Pre-K–Grade 6 with explicit, systematic instruction on language and literacy fundamentals.

Aligned with IDA's Knowledge and Practice Standards, this book prepares current and future educators to teach English learners the key components of language and literacy, as first described in the National Literacy Panel report. For each component, teachers will get a dedicated chapter with research-based insights on how to teach English learners, guidance on making connections across languages when teaching that component, and ready-to-use principles and strategies for instruction. Learning objectives, study questions, and extended application activities help educators grow their knowledge and apply it in their classrooms.

An essential text for courses on literacy foundations and biliteracy—and an ideal in-service professional development resource—this accessible book will give teachers the knowledge base they need to help English learners develop strong literacy skills and achieve academic success.

PREPARE TEACHERS TO:
  • Enter their classroom with a full understanding of the language and literacy development of English learners
  • Teach English learners the key components of language and literacy: phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, spelling, and writing skills
  • Apply insights from current, reliable research on how best to teach English learners
  • Use specific, evidence-based principles, strategies, activities, and sample teacher–student dialogues to guide and strengthen instruction
  • Leverage technology to adapt and enhance instruction for English learners

ONLINE COMPANION MATERIALS INCLUDED: Faculty will get helpful PowerPoint slides for each chapter, plus a sample syllabus that show how to use this book in your course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681250489
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 07/07/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 367,686
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

About the Online Materials
About the Editor
About the Contributors.
Foreword  Sharon Vaughn
Preface
Acknowledgments

I   Introduction to English Learners, Language, and Literacy
1  Teaching Literacy Skills to English Learners
  Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan

2   Language and Literacy Development
  Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan

3   Components of Literacy Instruction for English Learners
  Eric Tridas

II  The Components of Literacy and English Learners
4  Phonological Awareness Development Among English Learners
  Virginia Lovelace-Gonzalez

5  Phonics Development Among English Learners
  Kenneth Nieser and Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan

6   Reading Fluency Among English Learners
  Coleen D. Carlson

7   Vocabulary Instruction Among English Learners
  Sharolyn D. Pollard-Durodola

8   Reading Comprehension Among English Learners
  Colleen K. Reutebuch

9   Spelling Development Among English Learners
  Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan and Alessandra Rico

10   Writing Development Among English Learners
   Linda O. Cavazos and Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan

Appendix  Using Technology to Adapt and Enhance Instruction for English Learners
  Elaine Cheesman

Index

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