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Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages

Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages Author Mary J. Schleppegrell
ISBN-10 9781135643171
Release 2005-04-11
Pages 288
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This book addresses the linguistic challenges faced by diverse populations of students at the secondary and post-secondary levels as they engage in academic tasks requiring advanced levels of reading and writing. Learning to use language in ways that meet academic expectations is a challenge for students who have had little exposure and opportunity to use such language outside of school. Although much is known about emergent literacy in the early years of schooling, much less has been written about the development of advanced literacy as students move into secondary education and beyond. Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages: Meaning With Power: *brings together work on first and second language acquisition and emphasizes the importance of developing advanced literacy in the first language, such as Spanish for bilingual students, as well as English; *spans a range of theoretical orientations and analytic approaches, drawing on work in systemic functional linguistics, genre theory, and sociocultural perspectives; *addresses the content areas of science, history, and language arts; *provides specific information about genres and grammatical features in these content areas; and *presents suggestions for teacher education. What unites the contributors to this volume is their shared commitment to a view of literacy that emphasizes both the social contexts and the linguistic challenges. The chapters collected in this volume contribute in important ways to research and pedagogy on advanced literacy development for the multilingual and multicultural students in today's classrooms. This book is particularly useful for researchers and students in language and education, applied linguistics, and others concerned with issues and challenges of advanced literacy development in first and second languages.



Understanding Advanced Second Language Reading

Understanding Advanced Second Language Reading Author Elizabeth B. Bernhardt
ISBN-10 9781136976254
Release 2010-09-13
Pages 240
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What distinguishes this book is its broad, yet thorough, view of theory, process, and research on adult second-language reading. Offering extensive discussions of upper-register second-language texts (both expository and narrative) that adult second-language readers encounter daily across the globe, it also presents an assessment schema for second-language text comprehension as well as for the assessment of teaching. Understanding Advanced Second-Language Reading: includes languages other than English in the discussion of second language reading is firmly anchored in a theory of second language reading ─ the concept of compensatory processing emphasizes the multi-dimensionality and dynamic nature of L2 reading development focuses on comprehension of upper-register literary texts balances theory and instructional practices. Filling the need for a coherent, theoretically consistent, and research-based portrait of how literate adolescents and adults comprehend, and learn to comprehend, at greater levels of sophistication and whether that ability can be enhanced by instruction, this is a must-have resource for reading and second-language researchers, students, and teachers.



Academic Language In Second Language Learning

Academic Language In Second Language Learning Author Christian J. Faltis
ISBN-10 9781623961169
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 253
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Language in academic settings, also referred to academic language, has gained attention in the field of second language learning owing to new understandings of the complexities of language inherent in learning academic content, and new efforts to assess English learners’ language proficiency in the context of school learning. The concept of academic language as distinct from social language has been in the academic literature since the mid1950s, and surfaced as a major construct in the field of bilingual education in the 1980s. Many readers will be familiar with the ideas of BICS and CALP, first introduced by Jim Cummins in the 1980s. This book presents a critique of academic language as a separable construct from social language, and introduces current research efforts to understand how English learners interact, interpret, and show understanding of language in academic contexts in ways that rethink and go beyond the distinction between social and academic language. The book is organized into three main sections, each with a range of chapters that consider how academic language plays into how children and youth learn academic content as emergent bilingual students in school settings. A Foreward and Afterward offer commentary on the book and its contents. The intended audience for this book is graduate students, teacher educators, and researchers interested in issues of language and content learning for English learners, the new mainstream of schools across the nation. There is something for a wide range of readers and students of second language acquisition in this volume.



Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States

Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States Author Sara M. Beaudrie
ISBN-10 9781589019386
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 320
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There is growing interest in heritage language learners—individuals who have a personal or familial connection to a nonmajority language. Spanish learners represent the largest segment of this population in the United States. In this comprehensive volume, experts offer an interdisciplinary overview of research on Spanish as a heritage language in the United States. They also address the central role of education within the field. Contributors offer a wealth of resources for teachers while proposing future directions for scholarship.



Multiliteracies in World Language Education

Multiliteracies in World Language Education Author Yuri Kumagai
ISBN-10 9781317566090
Release 2015-10-05
Pages 244
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Putting a multiliteracies framework at the center of the world language curriculum, this volume brings together college-level curricular innovations and classroom projects that address differences in meaning and worldviews expressed in learners’ primary and target languages. Offering a rich understanding of languages, genres, and modalities as socioculturally situated semiotic systems, it advocates an effective pedagogy for developing learners’ abilities to operate between languages. Chapters showcase curricula that draw on a multiliteracies framework and present various classroom projects that develop aspects of multiliteracies for language learners. A discussion of the theoretical background and historical development of the pedagogy of multiliteracies and its relevance to the field of world language education positions this book within the broader literature on foreign language education. As developments in globalization, accountability, and austerity challenge contemporary academia and the current structure of world language programs, this book shows how the implementation of a multiliteracies-based approach brings coherence to language programs, and how the framework can help to accomplish the goals of higher education in general and of language education in particular.



Bilingual Learners and Social Equity

Bilingual Learners and Social Equity Author Ruth Harman
ISBN-10 9783319609539
Release 2017-08-24
Pages 260
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This volume explores how educators conceptualized and implemented critical approaches to systemic functional linguistics that support bilingual students in appropriating and challenging dominant knowledge domains in K-16 contexts. The researchers exhibit a shared commitment to enacting a culturally sustaining SFL praxis that validates multilingual meaning making, pushes against social inequity, and fosters creative re-mixing of available semiotic resources. It should prove a valuable resource for students, teachers and researchers interested in applied linguistics, education and critical theory.



Language Use and Language Learning in CLIL Classrooms

Language Use and Language Learning in CLIL Classrooms Author Christiane Dalton-Puffer
ISBN-10 9789027287519
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 295
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This volume explores a highly topical issue in second and foreign language education: the spreading practice in mainstream education to teach content subjects through a foreign language. CLIL has been enthusiastically embraced as a language enrichment measure in many contexts and finally research can offer principled insights into its dynamics and potentials. The editors’ introductory and concluding chapters offer a synthesis of current CLIL research as well as a critical discussion of unresolved issues relating both to theoretical concerns and research practice. The individual contributions by authors from a range of European contexts report on current empirical research in this dynamic field. The focus of these chapters ranges from theoretical to empirical, from learning outcomes to classroom talk, examining both the written and spoken mode across secondary and tertiary educational contexts. This volume is a valuable resource not only for researchers and teachers but also for policy makers.



Teaching Readers of English

Teaching Readers of English Author John Hedgcock
ISBN-10 9781135837716
Release 2009-09-10
Pages 456
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A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL and EFL educators, this frontline text balances insights from current reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing L2 reading in secondary and post-secondary contexts. Teaching Readers of English: provides a through yet accessible survey of L2 reading theory and research addresses the unique cognitive and socioeducational challenges encountered by L2 readers covers the features of L2 texts that teachers of reading must understand acquaints readers with methods for designing reading courses, selecting curricular materials, and planning instruction explores the essential role of systematic vocabulary development in teaching L2 literacy includes practical methods for assessing L2 students’ proficiency, achievement, and progress in the classroom. Pedagogical features in each chapter include questions for reflection, further reading and resources, reflection and review questions, and application activities.



The Language of Schooling

The Language of Schooling Author Mary J. Schleppegrell
ISBN-10 9781135620929
Release 2004-04-26
Pages 208
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This book is about how language is used in the context of schooling. It demonstrates that the variety of English expected at school differs from the interactional language that students use for social purposes outside of school, and provides a linguistic analysis of the challenges of the school curriculum, particularly for non-native speakers of English, speakers of non-standard dialects, and students who have little exposure to academic language outside of schools. The Language of Schooling: A Functional Linguistics Perspective builds on current sociolinguistic and discourse-analytic studies of language in school, but adds a new dimension--the framework of functional linguistic analysis. This framework focuses not just on the structure of words and sentences, but on how texts are constructed--how particular grammatical choices create meanings in the different kinds of texts students are asked to read and write at school. The Language of Schooling: A Functional Linguistics Perspective *provides a functional description of the kinds of texts students are expected to read and write at school; *relates research from other sociolinguistic and language development perspectives to research from the systemic functional linguistics perspective; *focuses on the increasing linguistic demands of contexts of advanced literacy (middle school through college); *analyzes the genres typically encountered at school, with extensive description of the grammatical features of the expository essay, a gatekeeping genre for secondary school graduates; *reviews the grammatical features of disciplinary genres in science and history; and *argues for more explicit attention to language in teaching all subjects, with a particular focus on what is needed for the development of critical literacy. This book will enable researchers and students of language in education to recognize how the grammatical and discourse features of the language of schooling construct the content areas, role relationships, and purposes and expectations of schools. It also will enable them to better understand the nature of language itself and how it emerges from and helps to maintain social structures and institutions, and to apply these understandings to creating classroom environments that build on the strengths students bring to school.



The Challenge of Developing Academic Language in Spanish and English Through Science

The Challenge of Developing Academic Language in Spanish and English Through Science Author Sandra Patricia Mercuri
ISBN-10 UCAL:X79043
Release 2007
Pages 530
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Generation 1 5 Writing Development in One Quarter

Generation 1 5 Writing Development in One Quarter Author Monica L. Linggi
ISBN-10 UCAL:X66068
Release 2003
Pages 216
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In search of incipient academic writing

In search of incipient academic writing Author Laura Dubcovsky
ISBN-10 UCAL:X68329
Release 2003
Pages 564
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Academic literacy in the literature classroom

Academic literacy in the literature classroom Author Pauline Virginia Holmes
ISBN-10 UCAL:X75363
Release 2006
Pages 536
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Connecting Speaking Writing in Second Language Writing Instruction

Connecting Speaking   Writing in Second Language Writing Instruction Author Robert Weissberg
ISBN-10 0472030329
Release 2006
Pages 171
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The importance of teaching reading and writing together has been established; now, we have a compelling argument for rethinking and reclaiming the speaking and writing connection.



Content and language integrated learning

Content and language integrated learning Author Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080863973
Release 2009-05-15
Pages 234
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This book contributes to the growth of interest in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), an approach to second/foreign language learning that requires the use of the target language to learn content. It brings together critical analyses on theoretical and implementation issues of Content and Language Integrated Learning, and empirical studies on the effectiveness of this type of instruction on learners' language competence.



The CATESOL Journal

The CATESOL Journal Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105129626672
Release 2007
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Diversity in College Classrooms

Diversity in College Classrooms Author Ann M. Johns
ISBN-10 0472089447
Release 2004
Pages 309
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These essays guide teachers to understanding and acknowledging the complexities of today's college students and offer real world solutions. With the varied approaches and purposes of the chapters, diversity -- much like in the real world -- here is broadly defined and not neatly categorized. All of the contributors are from San Diego State University, a place whose work on linked communities is well known. These diverse contributors have written about their own lives, work, and experiences inside the classroom.