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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Cover --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Foreword: Finding Cats and Dogs in the Zoo --
Acknowledgments --
About the Authors --
Part I --
The Language Component: From Social to Academic Language --
Introduction --
Making Content Accessible to English Learners and Struggling Students --
Chapter 1 --
Building Language: How and Why --
Chapter 2 --
From Social to Academic Language: A Curriculum of Talk --
Chapter 3 --
Structures of Balanced Literacy That Support English Language Learners and Struggling Students --
Part II --
The Lesson Component: Sample Units to Integrate Content and Language Goals --
Chapter 4 --
Language Arts Unit: Memoir (Grades 3-6) --
Chapter 5 --
Social Studies Unit: Colonial Times and the American Revolution (Grade 4) --
Chapter 6 --
Science Unit: Plant and Animal Adaptations (Grades 5-6) --
Chapter 7 --
Thematic Unit: The Rainforest (Grades 2-3) --
Conclusion --
References --
Index.

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This teacher-friendly guide introduces educators to basic linguistic features and language components as well as to strategies for moving students from social to academic language.  Read more...

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