Summary: ''Bravo! In this comprehensive book, Helman offers teachers practical research-based help with assessing ELLs' literacy development and tailoring meaning-based instruction to make sure these youngsters receive the instruction they need. Helman and her contributing authors know the burning questions and answer them; they know the complexities and embrace them. Most of all, they know and respect the teachers and children who inspire their writing. This book is a treasure for all who ca ...show morere about scaffolding language development in ELLs. It is especially crucial for teachers in urban schools.''--Lucy Calkins, PhD, Robinson Professor of Children's Literature and Founding Director, The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University ''A great resource for ELL teachers and students in teacher preparation courses. The book sheds light on psychological, linguistic, sociocultural, and pedagogical aspects of reading for ELLs. It includes suggestions for study groups and/or classroom implementation. It also holds up a mirror to help teachers explore how policy issues and their own beliefs about diverse learners influence their teaching.''--Margarita Calderon, PhD, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University ''This research-based book addresses the fundamentals of a high-quality ELL program and provides the reader with best practices to follow. Each chapter can serve as a stand-alone reference; read together, they offer clear guidance for mainstream or ELL teachers. The practical applications and examples are just what teachers are looking for. This book will be an excellent text for preservice teachers preparing to instruct the diverse student population that is now the norm in most districts nationwide.''--Lori Henry, English language learner curriculum specialist, Austin (Minnesota) Public Schools ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 09
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