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Literacy Instruction for English Learners in Elementary School

By Nonie K. Lesaux, Julie Russ Harris, Edited by Nell K Duke
Introduction by Nell K Duke, Nell K Duke

Nonie and Julie 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.

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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

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1. What We Know About Reading Development Among English Learners

2. Understanding Oral Language for Literacy and the Special Case of Academic Language

3. The Knowledge-Building Classroom:  Deep, Process-Oriented, and Interactive Learning

4. Provide Consistency by Organizing Lessons Within a Cycle

5. Develop Academic Content Knowledge by Studying Big Ideas

6. Develop Academic Vocabulary Knowledge by Studying a Small Set of Words Deeply

7. Unlock Language by Developing Word-Learning Strategies

8. Extend Learning With Language Production Projects

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