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Engaging English Learners: Exploring Literature, Developing Literacy and Differentiating Instruction

By Carole Cox, Paul S. Boyd-Batstone

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 25, 2008

Description

Written with a captivating voice,  Engaging English Learners: Exploring Literature, Developing Literacy and Differentiating Instruction, 1/e presents teachers with a charming recital of the conversations and advice that are sure to engage every learner in an active role to glean meaning from text. Together, the authors highlight the use of reader-response theory in classrooms and uncover how it can affect literacy learning and second language acquisition. This book is a testament to their philosophical approach, illustrating how student-centered instruction using literature, can differentiate instruction for English learners, engaging them in purposeful reading and writing. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1        Teaching with Literature in a Classroom of English Learners

Señor B.B.'s Third-Grade Class of English Learners

A First Conversation Between Carole and Paul

A Change in Thinking About Teaching with Literature

Chapter 2        Reader-Response and Learning English as a Second Language

Reader-Response Theory

Theories of Learning English as a Second Language

Mapping the Crossroads of Reader-Response and Learning English as a Second Language

Chapter 3        Bridging Theory and Research Into Practice

The Reader and the Text When Teaching with Literature

Engaging English Learners

Chapter 4        Components of Literature Circles with English Learners

Knowing the English Learner for Differentiating Instruction

Literature Circles with English Learners

Chapter 5        Engaging English Learners with Literature Circles in the Classroom

A Morning in Paul's Classroom

Exploring Literature, Developing Literacy, and Differentiating with Jackie

Compendium of Case Studies

 

Chapter 6        Case Study of Juan: The Beginning English Learner

Chapter 7        Case Study of Ann: The Native English Speaker

Chapter 8        Case Study of Eduardo: The Intermediate/Advanced English Learner