Publication Date: May 4, 2012
Series: Language and Literacy Series
This hands-on guide shows elementary school teachers how to create multilingual classroom communities that support every learner’s success in reading, writing, and general literacy development. The author provides a practical overview of key ideas and techniques and describes specific literacy activities that lead to vocabulary and oral English proficiency. Instructional chapters will help teachers build a language-rich classroom environment, scaffold reading and writing tasks to match students’ needs, and use students’ language backgrounds as a bridge to literacy learning in English. As with all titles in The Practitioner’s Bookshelf Series, this resource includes many user-friendly features such as bulleted summaries and checklists as well as photographs of linguistically diverse classrooms modeling the types of instructional interactions described in the book.
Encouraging collaboration and a deeper understanding of best practices for ELL instruction, this book covers:
Collaborating with other professionals to coordinate effective instruction
Lori Helman, Ph.D., is associate professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and co-director of the Minnesota Center for Reading Research.
“This new book can serve as a core text of a teacher preparation course, but I believe it will be most welcomed and most effectively used again and again as a reference by current classroom teachers.”
—From the Foreword by Alison L. Bailey, University of California, Los Angeles