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Helping English Learners in Grades K-6
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"Teachers will find real value in this book. The tips for matching ELLs with texts and the lists of current literature will enable teachers to meet the needs of students of all ages and proficiency levels."--Ashley Grinnan, MEd, fourth-grade teacher, Academy Elementary School, Little River Academy, Texas
In a world of prepackaged basals, this book gives teachers the opportunity to differentiate instruction for their ELLs. The authors offer guiding questions, user-friendly tables, and an extensive list of children’s literature, in addition to research-based best practices and convenient strategies to support ELLs. I will definitely use this as a resource in my classroom!"--Kim Brooks, MEd, third-grade teacher, University Park Elementary School, Dallas, Texas
"Hadaway and Young provide a much-needed resource to support teachers' efforts to bring their English language learners into the world of children’s literature. Teachers and literacy specialists will find a rich list of children’s literature in a wide variety of genres that may be used to promote growth in language and literacy. Even more important, the authors provide research-based guidance to help teachers select the best books for particular students. This is a welcome contribution for teachers and staff developers and a useful text for courses in reading, language arts, and ESL."--Julie Coppola, EdD, Department of Literacy and Language, Boston University
"This book provides a systematic, accessible framework for choosing texts that can both facilitate ELLs' literacy development and instill a lifelong love of literature. Hadaway and Young make the complexity of teaching ELLs comprehensible without oversimplification. They bridge complex bodies of knowledge about reading instruction and language development, and do so with amazing clarity. The children’s literature recommendations, sidebars, and succinct tables will serve as practical resources for teachers; the personal essays offer unique insights into what it means to be an ELL."--Catherine Kurkjian, EdD, Department of Reading and Language Arts, Central Connecticut State University