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The Connection Between Academic Language and Reading Comprehension

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In today’s linguistically diverse elementary classrooms, research suggests that a universal approach to building academic vocabulary and conceptual knowledge holds huge promise for closing the opportunity gaps among English learners. In Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language, Nonie Lesaux and Julie Harris present a knowledge-based approach to literacy instruction that supports young English learners’ development of academic content and vocabulary knowledge and sets them up for reading success.

In today's blog adapted from the book, the authors the discuss the connection between academic language and reading comprehension.

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What Is Oral Language?

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In today’s linguistically diverse elementary classrooms, research suggests that a universal approach to building academic vocabulary and conceptual knowledge holds huge promise for closing the opportunity gaps among English learners. In Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language, Nonie Lesaux and Julie Harris present a knowledge-based approach to literacy instruction that supports young English learners’ development of academic content and vocabulary knowledge and sets them up for reading success.

In today's blog adapted from the book, the authors answer, "What is oral language?"

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Nonie Lesaux on the Gap in Language

Nonie-Lesaux-Quotes_1Last year Heinemann author Nonie K. Lesaux delivered the keynote address to the Early Childhood Literacy Summit. Afterwards she took questions from the audience, and in this response she spoke about some of the research found in her recent book Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language

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