This text provides both ESL and mainstream teachers of students at all levels, from kindergarten to adult learners, with the background and expertise necessary to plan and implement reading programs that match the particular needs and abilities of their students. Designed for use by pre-service and in-service teachers at all levels from kindergarten to adult learners, the text explains different theoretical models of literacy instruction, includes specific teaching methods within each model, and encourages teachers to develop their own teaching strategies within their own instructional models. The importance of culture in L2 literacy instruction is addressed.
This comprehensive collection of thirteen original articles covers the major issues writing teachers face.It systematically sets out the key issues in second language writing instruction to offer both pre-service and in-service teachers a guide to writing instruction grounded in current theory and research. The book includes chapters on approaches to teaching writing, needs analysis, syllabus design, lesson planning, task design, materials development, and feedback and assessment, and on using technology in writing classes and in conducting research. There are review exercises, reflection questions, and copious examples to make the book extremely useful to prospective and practicing teachers alike.
What are the ways in which young children learn to communicate? Collating their extensive experience of language and literacy in the early years, the contributors explore key aspects of this topic, linking practical ideas for early years settings and classrooms to relevant theory and research. This second edition is updated to take into account important developments in research, policy and practice, and now covers the 0-8 age range. It also addresses developments in new media and the impact this has upon literacy in young children, and offers chapters on new areas which have emerged in recent years, such as multimodality, media literacy, creative arts and literacy. Explored in the book are: the relationship between play and literacy; the role environmental print has in early literacy development; the language and literacy development of young bilinguals; ideas, suggestions and justifications for the use of poetry; a two-year research project, funded by Creative Partnerships; key issues relating to family literacy.
This book was created as a summary of the full volume, Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners, reporting the findings of the National Literacy Panel on language-minority children and youth. In this book, chapters adapted from the original report concisely review the state of knowledge on the development of literacy in language-minority children and youth, in relation to five specific themes: development of literacy in second-language learners; cross-linguistic relationship in second-language learners; sociocultural contexts and literacy development; educationg language-minority students: instruction and professional development; student assessment.
Written by a seasoned teacher, parent and poet, this book is brimming with 100 ideas and simple tips for developing creativity and literacy from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2, such as: How to make displays that inspire and encourage children to think, talk and write? How using rhyme can help children with phonics? How to use props to encourage children tell stories?
Improve your Skills: Writing for Advanced Student's Book prepares pupils for the Advanced Writing tests. Part of the Improve your Skills series which aims to develop the skills, language and test techniques required to achieve success in the CAE. This book comes ‘With Key’.
Writing for First offers complete preparation for the Writing paper. Each unit includes: Skills focus with exercises and examples to develop the skills for all the Cambridge English: First Writing tasks; Language development with helpful phrases and vocabulary to use in each Writing task to ensure students are well prepared and confident; Skills tips with ideas on how to approach Writing tasks in First; Practice test with authentic Writing tasks based on the unit topic with model answers
The Skills for First Certificate series provides thorough and comprehensive training in language and exam skills for students preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate in English exam. Each of the four components Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking and Use of English has a Student's Book and a comprehensive and easy-to-use Teacher's Book. Key Features Exam know-how, providing easy-to-understand exam tips, hints and approaches Task-based exercises developing essential skills Grammar focus, providing training in aspects of grammar encountered Modern, attactive full-colour design 16 thematic units for each component