Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English: How To Set Up A Language Workshop In Your Linguistically…

Paperback | December 19, 2006

byNancy L. Akhavan

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Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English offers an exciting new take on English language instruction–the language workshop. Language workshop focuses on the specific language needs of every child, allowing you the flexibility to scaffold instruction by modeling specific uses of language, posing problems and ideas that expand kids' language skills, and teaching specific thinking strategies. Students will find the guidance and opportunity necessary for acquiring language, learn the structures of discussion and debate, and think through ideas and texts. Nancy Akhavan details how to make language workshop happen in your classroom, sharing frameworks and strategies

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  Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English offers an exciting new take on English language instruction–the language workshop. Language workshop focuses on the specific language needs of every child, allowing you the flexibility to scaffold instruction by modeling specific uses of language, posing problems and ideas that expand kids' lan...

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  Help! My Kids Don't All Speak English offers an exciting new take on English language instruction–the language workshop. Language workshop focuses on the specific language needs of every child, allowing you the flexibility to scaffold instruction by modeling specific uses of language, posing problems and ideas that expand kids' lang...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 11.35 × 8.75 × 0.75 inPublished:December 19, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0325007985

ISBN - 13:9780325007984

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Table of Contents

    Foreword by Elaine M. Garan
    Part One: Preparing for Language Instruction
    1. Teaching Language
    2. Traits of Language Classrooms
    Part Two: Language Learning
    3. The Language Workshop
    4. Understanding Language Acquisition
    5. The Wonder of Words: Promoting Vocabulary Development
    6. The Nuts and Bolts of Language Workshop
    7. Conferring: Essential Teaching and Assessment
    Part Three: Units of Study in Content and Strategy
    8. Putting It All Together: How to Develop Units of Study That Link Language, Reading, and Writing
    9. Content-Based Language Lessons
    10. Language Lessons Focusing on Strategy Instruction
    Appendix A: Graphic Organizers
    Appendix B: Book Lists
    Children's Book References
    References