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Academic Language Academic Literacy

Author : Eli R. Johnson
ISBN : 9781412971331
Genre : Education
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This practical guide provides 36 hands-on strategies for helping ELLs learn the necessary skills to decipher academic language in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Category: Education

Academic Literacy And The Languages Of Change

Author : Lucia Thesen
ISBN : 0826487750
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is an analysis of student literacy in an academic setting, and how this has changed due to political, economic and social factors. The contributors, who are all engaged in academic literacy work at a South African university, use the theoretical tradition of New Literacy Studies as developed by theorists such as James Gee, Brian Street and Gnnther Kress, and apply this to a case study of one university in the changing context of South Africa. Academic Literacy and the Languages of Change will be of interest to postgraduates and academics researching sociolinguistics, or language and education.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic Language Literacy Strategies For Adolescents

Author : Debra L. Cook Hirai
ISBN : 9781135164102
Genre : Education
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Fast-paced, practical, and innovative, this text for pre-service and in-service teachers features clear, easily accessible lessons and professional development activities to improve the delivery of academic language/literacy education across the content areas in junior/middle school and high school classrooms. Numerous hands-on tools and techniques demonstrate the effectiveness of content-area instruction for students in a wide variety of school settings, particularly English language learners, struggling readers, and other special populations of students. Based on a strong professional development model the authors have been instrumental in designing, Academic Language/Literacy Strategies for Adolescents addresses: motivation attributes of academic language vocabulary: theory and practice reading skills development grammar and writing. A wealth of charts, graphs, and lesson plans give clear examples of academic language/literacy strategies in action. The appendices – a key component of the practical applications developed in the text – include a glossary, exemplary lessons that address key content areas, and a Grammar Handbook. In this era of increased accountability, coupled with rapid demographic change and challenges to traditional curricula and pedagogical methods, educators will find this book to be a great resource.
Category: Education

Developing Academic Literacy

Author : British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes. Conference
ISBN : 3039115456
Genre : Education
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Selected papers presented at the conference held by BALEAP (British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes) at the University of Southampton in the spring of 2003.
Category: Education

Academic Language In Second Language Learning

Author : Christian J. Faltis
ISBN : 9781623961169
Genre : Social Science
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Language in academic settings, also referred to academic language, has gained attention in the field of second language learning owing to new understandings of the complexities of language inherent in learning academic content, and new efforts to assess English learners’ language proficiency in the context of school learning. The concept of academic language as distinct from social language has been in the academic literature since the mid1950s, and surfaced as a major construct in the field of bilingual education in the 1980s. Many readers will be familiar with the ideas of BICS and CALP, first introduced by Jim Cummins in the 1980s. This book presents a critique of academic language as a separable construct from social language, and introduces current research efforts to understand how English learners interact, interpret, and show understanding of language in academic contexts in ways that rethink and go beyond the distinction between social and academic language. The book is organized into three main sections, each with a range of chapters that consider how academic language plays into how children and youth learn academic content as emergent bilingual students in school settings. A Foreward and Afterward offer commentary on the book and its contents. The intended audience for this book is graduate students, teacher educators, and researchers interested in issues of language and content learning for English learners, the new mainstream of schools across the nation. There is something for a wide range of readers and students of second language acquisition in this volume.
Category: Social Science

Negotiating Academic Literacies

Author : Vivian Zamel
ISBN : 9781136608919
Genre : Education
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Negotiating Academic Literacies: Teaching and Learning Across Languages and Cultures is a cross-over volume in the literature between first and second language/literacy. This anthology of articles brings together different voices from a range of publications and fields and unites them in pursuit of an understanding of how academic ways of knowing are acquired. The editors preface the collection of readings with a conceptual framework that reconsiders the current debate about the nature of academic literacies. In this volume, the term academic literacies denotes multiple approaches to knowledge, including reading and writing critically. College classrooms have become sites where a number of languages and cultures intersect. This is the case not only for students who are in the process of acquiring English, but for all learners who find themselves in an academic situation that exposes them to a new set of expectations. This book is a contribution to the effort to discover ways of supporting learning across languages and cultures--and to transform views about what it means to teach and learn, to read and write, and to think and know. Unique to this volume is the inclusion of the perspectives of writers as well as those of teachers and researchers. Furthermore, the contributors reveal their own struggles and accomplishments as they themselves have attempted to negotiate academic literacies. The chronological ordering of articles provides a historical perspective, demonstrating ways in which issues related to teaching and learning across cultures have been addressed over time. The readings have consistency in terms of quality, depth, and passion; they raise important philosophical questions even as they consider practical classroom applications. The editors provide a series of questions that enable the reader to engage in a generative and exciting process of reflection and inquiry. This book is both a reference for teachers who work or plan to work with diverse learners, and a text for graduate-level courses, primarily in bilingual and ESL studies, composition studies, English education, and literacy studies.
Category: Education

Academic Language For English Language Learners And Struggling Readers

Author : Yvonne S. Freeman
ISBN : 0325011362
Genre : Education
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Teaching secondary students in the content areas is hard enough under the best of circumstances. When students are not well prepared academically and also lack academic literacy skills, the challenge can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, the Freemans help secondary content-area teachers provide these students with the academic support they very desperately need. -Robert J. Marzano Coauthor of Building Academic Vocabulary Many middle school and high school students are recent immigrants or long-term English language learners who struggle with the academic language needed to read content-area textbooks and write papers for their classes. Likewise, many native speakers of English find content-area classes a challenge. Secondary teachers have little time to teach academic reading and writing skills because they must cover a great deal of content in their social studies, science, math, or language arts classes. Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers provides the information busy secondary teachers need to work effectively with English learners and struggling readers. It reports current research to answer key questions: Who are our older English language learners and struggling readers? What is academic language? How can middle and high school teachers help students develop academic language in the different content areas? This comprehensive and readable text by Yvonne and David Freeman (authors of Essential Linguistics) synthesizes recent demographic data on the kinds of English language learners and struggling readers who attend middle and high schools in increasing numbers. They flesh out the statistics with stories of students from different backgrounds. Then the Freemans examine academic language at different levels: the text level, the paragraph level, the sentence level, and the word level. For each, they provide examples of academic language and specific strategies teachers can use as they teach language arts, science, math, and social studies. They also analyze content-area textbooks, pointing out the difficulties they pose for students and suggesting ways to make texts more accessible to ELLs and struggling readers. Providing classroom examples, the Freemans explain how teachers can motivate and engage their students. They describe how teachers can teach language and content simultaneously by developing both language and content objectives. Academic Language for English Language Learners gives teachers the information and strategies they need to help all their students develop academic language.
Category: Education

Academic Language Academic Vocabulary

Author : Eli R. Johnson
ISBN : 9780615576237
Genre : Education
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Academic Language & Academc Vocabulary is the perfect book for any teacher, instructional coach, or school administrator who is striving to improve instruction. It contains the general academic language and the domain specific language essential to implementing the Common Core Standards. The book provides strategies that will definitely enhance response to intervention (RTI) and content area instruction. These strategies give students the skills they need to overcome the challenges they face in school. The book contains academic language lists (the mortar) and four content area academic vocabulary lists (the bricks) to help ELL, struggling readers, and any student who wants to succeed academically and prepare for college. The word lists alone are worth their weight in gold for students who lack the essential academic language and academic vocabulary to succeed in school. Learn the strategies and key words that will unlock learning for all of your students.
Category: Education

Multilingual Learners And Academic Literacies

Author : Daniella Molle
ISBN : 9781317540038
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Shifting the discourse from a focus on academic language to the more dynamic but less researched construct of academic literacies, this volume addresses three key questions: • What constitutes academic literacy? • What does academic literacy development in adolescent multilingual students look like and how can this development be assessed? • What classroom contexts foster the development of academic literacies in multilingual adolescents? The contributing authors provide divergent definitions of academic literacies and use dissimilar theoretical and methodological approaches to study literacy development. Nevertheless, all chapters reflect a shared conceptual framework for examining academic literacies as situated, overlapping, meaning-making practices. This framework foregrounds students’ participation in valued disciplinary literacy practices. Emphasized in the new college and career readiness standards, the notion of disciplinary practices allows the contributing authors to bridge the language/content dichotomy, and take a more holistic as well as nuanced view of the demands that multilingual students face in general education classrooms. The volume also explores the implications of the emphasis on academic literacy practices for classroom instruction, research, and policy.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Assessing Academic Literacy In A Multilingual Society

Author : Albert Weideman
ISBN : 9781788926225
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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South African universities face major challenges in meeting the needs of their students in the area of academic language and literacy. The dominant medium of instruction in the universities is English and, to a much lesser extent, Afrikaans, but only a minority of the national population are native speakers of these languages. Nine other languages can be media of instruction in schools, which makes the transition to tertiary education difficult enough in itself for students from these schools. The focus of this book is on procedures for assessing the academic language and literacy levels and needs of students, not in order to exclude students from higher education but rather to identify those who would benefit from further development of their ability in order to undertake their degree studies successfully. The volume also aims to bring the innovative solutions designed by South African educators to a wider international audience.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Scaffolding Academic Literacy With Low Proficiency Users Of English

Author : Simon Green
ISBN : 9783030390952
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book analyses the development of academic literacy in low-proficiency users of English in the Middle East. It highlights the challenges faced by students entering undergraduate education in the region, and the strategies used by teachers to overcome them. The author focuses on a large-scale undergraduate teacher programme run in Oman by the University of Leeds, providing clear pointers both for future research and effective practice. He also explores the implications of his findings for countries beyond the Gulf Cooperation Council, demonstrating how international participation in UK HE could be much wider. This book will appeal to students and scholars with an interest in academic literacies and English for Academic Purposes.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Connecting Content And Academic Language For English Learners And Struggling Students Grades 2 6

Author : Ruth Swinney
ISBN : 9781412988438
Genre : Education
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For English Learners and other struggling students, understanding and using academic language is absolutely critical to literacy development and school achievement, but it takes careful planning to help these students develop mastery. Ruth Swinney and Patricia Velasco′s teacher-friendly guide explains how to weave together content and language goals when planning lesson units, as well as offering strategies for moving students from social to academic language and creating a curriculum of talk in the classroom. In addition, Swinney and Velasco provide detailed sample unit plans in all content areas to demonstrate how these strategies can be employed while simultaneously meeting curriculum demands. Using specific structures of balanced literacy including read along, shared reading, and shared writing, these unit plans also include a self-assessment guide for teachers to use as they scaffold the content to increase comprehension and student achievement
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Teaching Academic Vocabulary K 8

Author : Camille Blachowicz
ISBN : 9781462510313
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades of classroom experience to explain what academic vocabulary is, how it fits into the Common Core State Standards, and how targeting vocabulary can enhance conceptual understanding in English language arts, social studies, and math and science. Rich classroom vignettes, teaching tips, and examples of student work are included. The book also features helpful figures, word lists, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Understanding Language And Literacy Development

Author : Xiao-lei Wang
ISBN : 9780470674291
Genre : Education
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"Connects language and literacy development to identity and motivation to contextualize learning styles for pre-service teachers"--
Category: Education

Academic Literacy For Education Students

Author : Judy Seligmann
ISBN : 0199045399
Genre : Education
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Academic literacy for education students is an accessible textbook which teaches reading and writing skills, particularly within the academic environment. The book will equip students to use a range of linguistic practices that they will need for their education studies, with a view to entering the teaching profession. Rather than studying skills separately and in isolation, they will understand the relevance of literacy practices and develop a variety of communicative practices, including different text types, genres and disciplines.
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Avid Academic Language And Literacy

Author : Sacha Bennett
ISBN : OCLC:959723287
Genre : Academic language
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This resource provides content teachers with instructional practices and instructional delivery strategies that intentionally support all students as Academic Language Learners schoolwide. In an educational setting that is continually introducing, and expecting comprehension of, increasingly rigorous content and language throughout students’ educational careers, academic language and literacy are critical to success. The resources in this book are meant to support educators who possess content-specific or grade-level-specific expertise, yet who are not language or literacy experts, and to provide instructional practices that support Academic Language Learners on their path of language development and literacy.
Category: Academic language

Engaging Students In Academic Literacies

Author : María Estela Brisk
ISBN : 9781317816140
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Common Core State Standards require schools to include writing in a variety of genres across the disciplines. Engaging Students in Academic Literacies provides specific information to plan and carry out genre-based writing instruction in English for K-5 students within various content areas. Informed by systemic functional linguistics—a theory of language IN USE in particular ways for particular audiences and social purposes—it guides teachers in developing students’ ability to construct texts using structural and linguistic features of the written language. This approach to teaching writing and academic language is effective in addressing the persistent achievement gap between ELLs and "mainstream" students, especially in the context of current reforms in the U.S. Transforming systemic functional linguistics and genre theory into concrete classroom tools for designing, implementing, and reflecting on instruction and providing essential scaffolding for teachers to build their own knowledge of its essential elements applied to teaching, the text includes strategies for apprenticing students to writing in all genres, features of elementary students’ writing, and examples of practice.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic Literacy And The Nature Of Expertise

Author : Cheryl Geisler
ISBN : 9781136690839
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The first full-length account integrating both the cognitive and sociological aspects of reading and writing in the academy, this unique volume covers educational research on reading and writing, rhetorical research on writing in the disciplines, cognitive research on expertise in ill-defined problems, and sociological and historical research on the professions. The author produced this volume as a result of a research program aimed at understanding the relationship between two concepts -- literacy and expertise -- which traditionally have been treated as quite separate phenomena. A burgeoning literature on reading and writing in the academy has begun to indicate fairly consistent patterns in how students acquire literacy practices. This literature shows, furthermore, that what students do is quite distinct from what experts do. While many have used these results as a starting point for teaching students "how to be expert," the author has chosen instead to ask about the interrelationship between expert and novice practice, seeing them both as two sides of the same project: a cultural-historical "professionalization project" aimed at establishing and preserving the professional privilege. The consequences of this "professionalization project" are examined using the discipline of academic philosophy as the "site" for the author's investigations. Methodologically unique, these investigations combine rhetorical analysis, protocol analysis, and the analysis of classroom discourse. The result is a complex portrait of how the participants in this humanistic discipline use their academic literacy practices to construct and reconstruct a great divide between expert and lay knowledge. This monograph thus extends our current understanding of the rhetoric of the professions and examines its implications for education.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines