By Nancy L. Hadaway PhD, Terrell A. Young EdD
Supplying functional tips and assets, this e-book is helping lecturers harness the facility of kid's literature for constructing ELLs' literacy talents and language skillability. The authors express how rigorously chosen fiction, nonfiction, and poetry can aid scholars' studying around the curriculum. standards and guiding questions are awarded for matching books and readers in keeping with textual content good points, literacy and language skillability, and scholar historical past wisdom and pursuits. Interspersed all through are essays and poems by means of recognized kid's authors that attach in a private method with the topics explored within the chapters. The annotated bibliography positive aspects over six hundred enticing, culturally suitable alternate titles.
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Each of these methods has strengths and weaknesses, but a critical missing variable is that they do not specifically address the growing population of English learners in schools. They provide general grade levels or indications of readability, in the case of readability formulas, or they are based on beginning reading needs, not necessarily those of English learners. Teachers working with English learners must consider some unique needs and additional language factors that influence literacy and language development.
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