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Fast-paced, practical, and innovative, this text for pre-service and in-service teachers features clear, easily accessible lessons and professional development activities to improve the delivery of academic language/literacy education across the content areas in junior/middle school and high school classrooms. Numerous hands-on tools and techniques demonstrate the effectiveness of content-area instruction for students in a wide variety of school settings, particularly English language learners, struggling readers, and other special populations of students. Based on a strong professional development model the authors have been instrumental in designing, Academic Language/Literacy Strategies for Adolescents addresses: * motivation * attributes of academic language * vocabulary: theory and practice * reading skills development * grammar and writing. A wealth of charts, graphs, and lesson plans give clear examples of academic language/literacy strategies in action. The appendices - a key component of the practical applications developed in the text - include a glossary, exemplary lessons that address key content areas, and a Grammar Handbook.
In this era of increased accountability, coupled with rapid demographic change and challenges to traditional curricula and pedagogical methods, educators will find this book to be a great resource.
Debra L. Cook Hirai is Associate Professor, California State University Bakersfield, where she teaches Masters courses in the Education Bilingual Multicultural Program. Irene Borrego is Associate Professor and BCLAD Coordinator at California State University Bakersfield, and a State of California School Assistance and Intervention Team member identified by the California State Department of Education. Emilio Garza \is Assistant Professor, School of Education, California State University, Bakersfield, where he teaches in the Advanced Educational Studies Department. Carl T. Kloock is in the Department of Biology at California State University Bakersfield, where he teaches courses for biology majors and integrated science for pre-professional teacher candidates.
FOREWORD PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CHAPTER 1 BACKGROUND A short history of the term "Academic Language" Instruction from an Academic Language perspective Why should we teach Academic Language? How this book can help CHAPTER 2 MOTIVATION The importance of motivation Research on student motivation Setting a purpose for learning: The anticipatory set Active learning and hands-on activities Modeling and guided practice CHAPTER 3 ATTRIBUTES OF ACADEMIC LANGUAGE Receptive and expressive language Application of receptive and expressive strategies Professional input and feedback for Academic Language literacy Instruction CHAPTER 4 VOCABULARY: THEORY AND PRACTICE Developing vocabulary Learning and acquisition: The importance of multiple exposures Cognates, root words, and affixes Contextualizing vocabulary Personalizing and operationalizing vocabulary Strategies for teaching vocabulary Specific activities/techniques A sample lesson Summary CHAPTER 5 READING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT Importance of reading in the content areas Research on reading and reading comprehension Literacy and reading Content literacy Expository vs. narrative text The phases of reading: Reading into, through, and beyond Strategies for getting students "INTO" reading "Into" activities Strategies for getting students "THROUGH" reading "Through" activities Strategies for getting students "BEYOND" reading Integrated activities Sample lesson Geometry proofs Summary CHAPTER 6 GRAMMAR & WRITING The importance of grammar to language acquisition How should grammar be taught? Brick and mortar words Why should content area teachers teach grammar? Writing and Academic Language literacy The relationship between verbal and written language Student writing skills Building the academic register for writing Assessing writing in order to develop writing skills Writing: "Into, through and beyond" Activities that develop writing skills Sample lesson: Three search paper on the Holocaust Summary CHAPTER 7 SUMMING UP GLOSSARY APPENDIX 1 Expressive and Receptive Language Strategies and Model Lesson Plan Format APPENDIX 2 Sample Lesson Plans Including Expressive and Receptive language Prompts Sample Lesson Plan 2.1 Sentence analysis and rephrasing (Earth Science) Sample Lesson Plan 2.2 Using the text (Algebra) Sample Lesson Plan 2.3 Classifying the elements (Chemistry) Sample Lesson Plan 2.4 Using a science notebook (General Science) Sample Lesson Plan 2.5 Stem-and-leaf plots (Graphing) APPENDIX 3 Sample Lesson Plans Without Expressive and Receptive Language Prompts Sample Lesson Plan 3.1: Unit Analysis (Math and Science) Sample Lesson Plan 3.2: Word Problems(Math) Sample Lesson Plan 3.3: Scientific Method (General Science/Biology) Sample Lesson Plan 3.4: Linear Equalities in 2 Variables (Math) Sample Lesson Plan 3.5: Intro to Relations and Functions (Math) APPENDIX 4 Sample Writing Rubric APPENDIX 5 List of Useful Websites for Math and Science APPENDIX 6 Common Cognates APPENDIX 7 Grammar Handbook REFERENCES
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