English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking
Un libro in lingua di Pauline Gibbons edito da Heinemann, 2009
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- Titolo del Libro in lingua: English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking
- Sottotitolo: Learning in the Challenge Zone
- Lingua: English
- Autore : Pauline Gibbons
- Editore: Heinemann
- Collana: Heinemann (Paperback)
- Data di Pubblicazione: 16 Aprile '09
- Genere: Education Teaching methods and materials General
- Argomenti : English language Study and teaching (Middle school Language arts (Middle school
- Pagine: 192
- Peso gr: 362
- Dimensioni mm: 241 x 190 x 12
- ISBN-10: 0325012032
- ISBN-13: 9780325012032
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For educators individually and collectively who aspire to implement a curriculum based on intellectual quality, and who recognize the importance of infusing the teaching of academic literacy across the curriculum, Pauline Gibbons' book provides inspiration and guidance. The wealth of classroom examples based on actual practice convincingly refutes the argument, reflected in much current practice, that EL and low-income students are incapable of benefiting from an intellectually challenging, inquiry-based curriculum.
University of Toronto
Deep understanding, critical thinking, subject knowledge, and control of academic literacy are goals we have for all our students. The challenge for teachers is to find a way of teaching that helps everyone, including English learners, to reach these high expectations. In English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking, Pauline Gibbons presents an action-oriented approach that gives English learners high-level support to match our high expectations. Focusing on the middle grades of school, she shows how to plan rigorous, literacy-oriented, content-based instruction and illustrates what a high-challenge, high-support curriculum looks like in practice.
Gibbons (author of Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning) presents and discusses in detail five broad areas that enable English learners to participate in high-quality learning across the curriculum:
Based on these areas she then presents guidelines on designing long-term, high-quality instruction that simultaneously provides explicit scaffolding for English learners. Gibbons makes these guidelines an instructional reality through dozens of examples of rich activities and tasks that can be used across the curriculum and that support the learning of all students.
English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking supports teachers with doable plans for instruction, reflection questions for individual or group study together, and suggestions for further reading. The book is a valuable resource for inservice training and college courses and provides an ideal basis for a schoolwide response to the growing challenges of raising the achievement of English language learners.