English Learners and the Secret Language of School

Un libro in lingua di Pilgreen Janice L. Freeman David (FRW) Freeman Yvonne (FRW) edito da Heinemann, 2010

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Let English learners in on the secret that will forever change their lives.

By teaching English learners academic language, the "secret language of school," within the framework of content-area instruction, we can demystify the comprehension process and move these students toward becoming independent readers and writers.

-Janice Pilgreen

"For older immigrant students, school presents greater challenges with second-language proficiency than for younger ones-they have more to achieve and less time to do it." With Janice Pilgreen's help you'll let them in on the Secret Language of School just in time to change their lives and narrow the achievement gap in your classroom.

"Teachers may view themselves as subject-matter experts and not reading teachers," but as Jan notes in English Learners and the Secret Language of School, "today we're all being asked to provide access to the core curriculum for all students." She shows how to plan literacy strategies into your teaching so that:

comprehension skills sharpen and engagement deepen

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