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ISBN-13 9780470639849ISBN-10 0470639849
ISBN-10 0-7879-8761-1ISBN-13 9780787987619
Author(s): Jeff Zwiers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Copyright year: © 2007 Pages: 320

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 students, this book explains what every teacher needs to know about language for supporting reading, writing, and academic learning. Based on theory, research and practice, it includes activities, exercises, and practical strategies for building vocabulary, grammar, and language learning approaches routinely into math, science, history, and language arts lessons.  Major topics and themes include:  --What is academic language and how does it differ by content area? --How can language-building activities support content understanding? --How can students be assisted in using language more effectively? --How can academic language usage be modeled routinely in the classroom? --How can lesson planning and assessment support academic language development?  

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