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Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL

Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL - 4th edition

Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780205449231

ISBN10: 0205449239

Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL by Suzanne Peregoy and Owen Boyle - ISBN 9780205449231
Edition: 4TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
International: No
Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL by Suzanne Peregoy and Owen Boyle - ISBN 9780205449231

ISBN13: 9780205449231

ISBN10: 0205449239

Edition: 4TH 05

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Praised for its strong research base, engaging style and inclusion of specific teaching ideas, the Fourth Edition comprehensively examines oral language, reading, and writing development in English for K-12 students.

This Fourth Edition of Peregoy & Boyle's text continues the strengths of the third with its comprehensiveness and accessibility, providing a wealth of practical strategies for promoting literacy and language development in English language learners (K-12). Unlike many texts in this field, Reading, Writing and Learning In ESL takes a unique approach by exploring contemporary language acquisition theory as it relates to instruction and providing suggestions and methods for motivating and involving ELL students.


  • A Full chapter (Ch. 10) on how to evaluate and teach struggling readers by linking assessment and instruction.
  • Detailed description on how to use Informal Reading Inventories to establish reading levels with ELL students (Ch. 10).
  • Emphasis on reading achievement from emergent literacy through advanced content learning from text.
  • Chapter introductions introduce students to a real classroom with real activities, allowing students to get a sense of actual classroom situations and possible problem solving in these situations.
  • Suggested activities at the end of each chapter provide students opportunities to extend their understanding of chapter content through classroom observations, teacher interviews, lesson planning, and evaluation of English learner's oral language, reading and writing.
  • Examples of speech and writing produced by K-12 students are highlighted in boxes throughout the text.
  • Case studies and vignettes are used throughout the text to help bring the subject alive with examples of real students in real classrooms.
  • Addresses English learners at three developmental levels--beginning, intermediate and advancedñoffering a wide variety of activities appropriate at each level and for each student to assist teachers in tailoring instruction to particular student needs.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. English Language Learners in School.

Who Are English Language Learners?
How Can I Get to Know My English Language Learners?
How Do Cultural Differences Affect Teaching and Learning?
How Can I Ease Newcomers into the Routines of My Classroom When They Know Little or No English?
What Kinds of Programs Exist to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners?

2. Second Language Acquisition.

What Do You Know When You Know a Language? Defining Language Proficiency as Communicative Competence.
Language Acquisition Theories.
Learning a Second Language in School: Processes and Factors.

3. Classroom Practices for English Learner Instruction.

Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment.
Sheltered Instruction or Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE).
Group Work.
Thematic Instruction.
Assessment of English Learners.

4. Oral Language Development in Second Language Acquisition.

Oral Language in Perspective.
Describing Oral Language Performance of Beginning and Intermediate English Learners.
Promoting Oral Language Development in the Classroom.
Oral Language Development through Content-Area Instruction.
Classroom Assessment of English Learners' Oral Language Development.

5. Emergent Literacy: English Learners Beginning to Write and Read.

What Does Research Tell Us about the Early Literacy Development of English Learners?
Contrasting the Emergent Literacy and Reading Readiness Perspectives.
Highlighting Literacy Functions in Your Classroom.
Exploring the Visual Form of Written Language.
Emergent Literacy in English as a Non-native Language.
Home and School Environments That Nurture Emergent Literacy.
Classroom Strategies to Promote Early Literacy.
Helping Children Recognize and Spell Words Independently.
Evaluating Emergent Literacy Development.

6. English Learners and Process Writing.

Research on Second Language Writing.
What Is Process Writing.
How Process Writing Helps English Learners.
Collaborative Contexts for Process Writing.
Developmental Phases in Second Language Writing.
Description of Beginning Writers.
Strategies to Assist Beginning Writers.
Description of Intermediate Writers.
Strategies for Intermediate Writers.
A Word about Writing with Computers.
Assessing English Learners' Writing Progress.

7. Reading and Literature Instruction for English Language Learners.

What Does Research Tell Us about Reading in a Second Language?
Working in Literature Response Groups.
Developmental Phases in Second Language Reading.
Beginning Readers: Characteristics and Strategies.
Intermediate Readers: Characteristics and Strategies.
Using Computers and CD-ROMs to Enhance Learning.
Assessing Second Language Readers' Progress.

8. Content Reading and Writing: Prereading and During Reading.

What Does Research Tell Us about Reading and Writing across the Curriculum for English Language Learners?
Background Information on Students' Interactions with Texts.
Matching Students and Texts.
Strategies to Promote Reading Comprehension.

9. Content Reading and Writing: Postreading Strategies for Organizing and Remembering.

Postreading Strategies for Students.
Writing as a Learning Tool across the Curriculum.
Theme Studies: Providing a Meaningful Learning Context.

10. Reading Assessment and Instruction.

Theoretical Approach to Literacy Assessment.
Assessing Reading Using an Informal Reading Inventory.
Other Procedures for Evaluating and Instructing Struggling Readers Linking Assessment and Instruction.
Linking Assessment and Instruction.

11. Afterword.

Author Index.
Subject Index.