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Building academic language : essential practices for content classrooms, grades 5-12

Author: Jeff Zwiers
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass ; Newark, DE : International Reading Association, ©2008.
Series: Jossey-Bass teacher.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Building Academic Language shows what teachers can do to help all students develop the language needed to reach high levels of academic achievement." "Developing academic language involves more than acquiring content-specific vocabulary; it includes learning a wide range of general utility words, figurative expressions, grammatical conventions, and discussion strategies. Drawing from current theory and research,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Zwiers
ISBN: 9780787987619 0787987611
OCLC Number: 134989742
Description: xvii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Understanding how students use language --
Language for academic thinking --
Cultivating academic language acquisition --
Content-area variations of academic language --
Academic classroom discussions --
Academic listening and speaking in small groups --
Language for academic reading --
Language for academic writing --
Building language into lessons and assessments.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass teacher.
Responsibility: Jeff Zwiers.
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Many students today, whether they are native English speakers or recent immigrants, need help in understanding and using the language of academic learning. An essential resource for teaching all  Read more...

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