Marilyn Shatz, Louise C Wilkinson

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This chapter serves to introduce the comprehensive volume describing evidence-based strategies for supporting English language learners (ELLs) by promoting meaningful communication and language use across the curriculum. Leading experts explain how and why learning is different for ELLs and pinpoint specific best practices for the classroom, illustrated with vivid examples. Particular attention is given to ways in which learning English is intertwined with learning the student's home language. The book addresses both assessment and instruction for typically developing ELLs and those with language disabilities and disorders. It demonstrates how educators and speech–language professionals can draw on students' linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural, and family resources to help close the achievement gap.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe education of English language learners: Research to practice
EditorsLouise Wilkinson, Marilyn Shatz
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherGuilford Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781462503308
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Publication series

NameChallenges in Language and Literacy
PublisherGuilford Press
ISSN (Print)978160623


  • language
  • literacy
  • multilingual
  • assessment
  • instruction
  • policy


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