Building Literacy with English Language Learners

Second Edition
Insights from Linguistics

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

HardcoverPaperbacke-bookprint + e-book
August 16, 2017
ISBN 9781462531608
Price: $50.00
334 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
August 17, 2017
ISBN 9781462531592
Price: $33.00
334 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
July 5, 2017
PDF and ePub ?
Price: $33.00
334 Pages
print + e-book
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334 Pages
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A new edition will be published December 4, 2023.

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