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Unlocking the English language

R. W. Burchfield

Unlocking the English language

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Published by Faber in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Hardback edition first published 1989.

StatementRobert Burchfield.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii,202p. ;
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15067003M
ISBN 100571144160

Models for Skype conferencing with groups of students. With many field-tested examples and practice assignments, and with voices from students, teachers, and experts, this book arms instructors and administrators with the tools they need to teach effective and empowering online courses. In clear prose, accompanied by lively classroom examples and a series of engaging application activities, the authors target the topics of culturally responsive teaching, scaffolded instruction for oral language and reading, understanding academic language, and how to formatively assess student development in these areas. For example, one found that structured writing instruction—including teacher instruction, error correction and feedback, and a focus on building writing skills—had more positive effects on fifth-grade ELs' writing than did a free writing approach with no explicit instruction or error correction.

What will the CCSS mean for the educators who work with these students? Maybe forever. But we do not know the extent to which these supports actually compensate for students' lack of proficiency in English, particularly in the sort of English language skills required for academic success. Diane and Sydney have created a truly readable text packed with practical suggestions for all educators who teach ELs! With many field-tested examples and practice assignments, and with voices from students, teachers, and experts, this book arms instructors and administrators with the tools they need to teach effective and empowering online courses.

In this lively collection of essays, he shows us that dictionaries, far from being static, are hotly contested social documents resulting from the interaction of the language, the lexicographer, and his times. Aside from the pedagogical need, there is also the legal requirement mandated by the Supreme Court's decision in Lau v. What the Research Tells Us Although bilingual education continues to be a politically charged issue,45 we can draw some conclusions from the research. And finally, the emphasis on teacher collaboration is vital to get everyone on board with an agenda that stresses equity and excellence for our culturally and linguistically diverse learners. This is a must-read for both pre-service educators of ELs who are seeking authentic professional learning to meet the needs of their ELs. One study56 found that teaching comprehension strategies in students' primary language improved reading comprehension when students afterward read in English.


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English Study: Free Book Downloads (PDF Format)

One researcher,31 for example, describes high school biology teachers who integrate language and content instruction; use hands-on activities, pictures, and diagrams; build on student background and experiences; and provide opportunities and time for discussion and language use.

This timely work, grounded in extensive EL vignettes and readily implementable examples of useful pedagogy, shines a welcome light on this topic, particularly for teachers of language, and yet who recognize the urgency to provide ELs access to the Core curriculum.

Not only does it have significant potential for providing fuller access to the core curriculum, it also provides a path for teachers to travel as they "Schools are not intentionally equitable places for English learners to achieve, but they could be if the right system of support were put in place.

And finally, the emphasis on teacher collaboration is vital to get everyone on board with an agenda that stresses equity and excellence for our culturally and linguistically diverse learners. A more recent study, and probably the strongest methodologically, reached a different conclusion.

Yu Ren Dong, an associate professor of English education at Queens College, City University of New York, helps secondary teachers expand their instructional repertoire to teach academic vocabulary in a systematic, meaningful, contextualized, and exciting way.

The researchers then outline an approach to studying complex texts that holds promise for helping ELs meet the Common Core challenge but for which, they acknowledge, there is no real supporting evidence. This is not a trivial effect, but neither is it as large as many proponents of bilingual education suggest.

Denton, Jason L. The author gives concrete examples of real-life scenarios within a classroom as This comprehensive educator tool represents a significant contribution to the field and will be a well-used desk reference by K teachers.

This text will undoubtedly be a hit with school PLCs and teacher education programs. Dozens of books, articles, and reports were published in the space of a few years following the appearance of two major research reviews in That certainly makes intuitive sense, but we have scant evidence either way.

It is must read for all teachers of English learners! In short, we have many promising leads but not a very good understanding of how to help ELs learn high-level academic content and skills despite limited English proficiency.

Lesaux, Michael J. Two Berkeley researchers put it squarely What will the more demanding complex texts implied by the Common Core State Standards CCSS mean for those students who are already having trouble with existing standards?

Index "Much may be debated about what English learners need in order to be successful in school, but while that debate continues, teachers need access to sensible and accessible assistance to teach language and content to English learners right now.

Diane and Sydney have successfully combined their own expertise with that of colleagues and educators to bring to the field a valuable tool for professional growth and collaboration. English outcomes are without a doubt important, but there is an additional reason to consider primary language instruction for English learners, and that is the inherent advantage of knowing and being literate in two languages.

I work with some teens from different countries in foster home situations. Educational research over more than a half century has yielded a number of reasonably consistent findings about the features of teaching likely to result in improved student learning.

Since then, the pace has only accelerated, with new and specialized books on assessment, literacy, English language development, and content instruction for English learners ELs seeming to appear continuously.

Proponents of bilingual education have long argued that students should be taught in their home language although certainly not exclusively and that doing so strengthens the home language and creates a more solid foundation for acquiring academic skills in English. Reading Instruction in the Home Language Can Be Beneficial Numerous experimental studies have been conducted over the past 40 years, and the consensus—although it is by no means unanimous—is that learning to read in their home language helps ELs boost reading skills in English.

This worry is justified. Another team41 built its intervention around the topic of immigration, which presumably had considerable resonance for the ELs, who were themselves immigrants or whose parents were immigrants from Latin America or the Caribbean.

Unlocking the English Language

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