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Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students, Grades 2-6.

Author: Ruth Swinney; Patricia Velasco
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2011.
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Create unit plans that will empower your EL students Award-winning teacher Ruth Swinney and Harvard graduate Patricia Velasco focus on the careful planning needed to develop the academic language of all students. For English learners especially, it is critically important to integrate language development with content. What makes this book unlike any other is the detailed guidance it provides in: Encouraging verbal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Swinney, Ruth.
Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students, Grades 2-6.
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Swinney; Patricia Velasco
ISBN: 9781412988438 1412988438
OCLC Number: 939263043
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages)
Contents: List of IllustrationsForeword: Finding Cats and Dogs in the Zoo, by Ofelia GarciaAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsPart I: The Language Component: From Social to Academic LanguageIntroduction: Making Content Accessible to English Learners and Struggling Students1. Building Language: How and Why Background Knowledge and Its Relationship With Vocabulary The Role that Background Knowledge Plays in Our Learning Morphology and Syntax Figurative Language Conclusion Questions for Reflection2. From Social to Academic Language: a Curriculum of Talk Developing Oral Language The Social and Academic Language Continuum What Is a Curriculum of Talk? Goals of a Curriculum of Talk: The Role of Conversation Different Types of Classroom Conversations That Support Listening and Speaking in the Classroom Conclusion Questions for Reflection3. Structures of Balanced Literacy That Support English Language Learners and Struggling Students What Is Balanced Literacy? Literacy Practices That Support Language Growth Adapting Balanced Literacy Components Interactive Real Aloud Shared Reading Shared Writing Conclusion Questions for ReflectionPart II: The Lesson Component: Sample Units to Integrate Content and Language Goals4. Language Arts Unit: Memoir (Grades 3-6) Introduction Section 1: The English Language Learner and Memoir Breaking the Plan Into Doable Parts Immersion in the Genre Through Read Aloud Developing Knowledge About the Genre After Reading Many Memoirs Section 2: Addressing Language Needs Elements of Cohesion Figurative Language Conclusion Teacher Self-Assessment for the Unit5. Social Studies Unit: Colonial Times and the American Revolution (Grade 4) The English Language Learner and the Social Studies Curriculum Concepts and Teaching Tools Breaking the Plan Into Doable Parts Anchoring the Unit in a Read Aloud Thinking Skills Used Throughout the Unit: Language Prompts Vocabulary Development Shared Reading: Working With Language Goals Shared Writing Conclusion Teacher Self-Assessment for the Unit6. Science Unit: Plant and Animal Adaptations (Grades 5-6) The English Language Learner and Science Planning the Unit Breaking the Plan Into Doable Parts Shared Reading Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Read Aloud Experiment: Plant Adaptations Individual Book Reports Conclusion Teacher Self-Assessment for the Unit7. Thematic Unit: The Rainforest (Grades 2-3) The English Language Learner and Thematic Units Planning the Unit Breaking the Plan Into Doable Parts Social Studies and Math Concepts Science Language Arts The Rainforest of the Amazon: The Play Conclusion Teacher Self-Assessment for the UnitConclusionReferencesIndex

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