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English L2 reading : getting to the bottom

Author: Barbara M Birch
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2015.
Series: ESL and applied linguistics professional series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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English L2 Reading, Third Edition offers teachers research-based insights into bottom-up skills in reading English as a second language and a solid foundation on which to build reading instruction. Core linguistic and psycholinguistic concepts are presented within the context of their application to teaching. The goal is to balance or supplement (not replace) top-down approaches and methodologies with effective  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara M Birch
ISBN: 9780415706285 0415706289 9780415706278 0415706270
OCLC Number: 870289676
Description: xiii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: ContentsPreface1. The Expert Decision-Maker2. Writing Systems3. Low-level Transfer of Reading Strategies4. Listening Skills in Reading5. Processing Letters6. The English Spelling System7. Approaches to Phonics8. English Morphophonemic Spelling9. Spelling Development10. Vocabulary Acquisition11. Getting to the Bottom of English L2 FluencyAppendix A: English graphemesAppendix B: English Phonemes and their Principal SpellingsReferencesIndex
Series Title: ESL and applied linguistics professional series.
Responsibility: Barbara M. Birch.

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English L2 Reading, Third Edition offers teachers research-based insights into bottom-up skills in reading English as a second language and a solid foundation on which to build reading instruction. Core linguistic and psycholinguistic concepts are presented within the context of their application to teaching. The goal is to balance or supplement (not replace) top-down approaches and methodologies with effective low-level options for teaching English reading. The text's pedagogical features-- Questions, Study Guide Questions. Discussion Questions, Spotlight on Teaching sections-- engage readers of the text in moving easily from linguistic details and psycholinguistic data and theory to practical explanations and suggestions for teaching. Two Appendices provide tables that list the graphemes or the phonemes of English.

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