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Supporting Multilingual Learners’ Academic Language Development
A Language-Based Approach to Content Instruction




  • Available for pre-order on March 13, 2023. Item will ship after April 3, 2023
ISBN 9781032207216
April 3, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
280 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A practical and comprehensive resource, Supporting Multilingual Learners’ Academic Language Development: A Language-Based Approach to Content Instruction introduces an accessible language-based approach to teaching academic language to multilingual learners across the content areas. Luciana C. de Oliveira provides elementary school teachers with everything they need to know to successfully teach grade level content to multilingual learners. Chapters are organized by subject, addressing the specific language demands of teaching English language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science. Each chapter features examples of implementation in grades K – 5, practical strategies, and a wealth of tables, figures, and resources.

The Language-Based Approach to Content Instruction (LACI) in this book provides teachers with a ready-to-use framework of six scaffolding elements that serves as a guide to making content accessible, enabling multilingual learners to meet the grade level standard of their peers without simplification. Aligned with WIDA and CCSS standards, this resource provides the tools and methods teachers need to support multilingual learners’ academic language development in the content area classroom.

Table of Contents

Meet the Author  List of Tables and Figures  Acknowledgements  1. A Language-based Approach to Content Instruction (LACI) for Multilingual Learners  2. A Language-Based Approach to Content Instruction’s Six Cs of Support for Scaffolding and Teaching and Learning Cycle  3. Teaching English Language Arts to Multilingual Learners  4. Teaching Social Studies to Multilingual Learners  5. Teaching Mathematics to Multilingual Learners  6. Teaching Science to Multilingual Learners  7. Implementing LACI in the Classroom  Appendix: CCSS Text Type, WIDA Key Language Uses, Genre Families, Genres, Purposes, Stages, and Language Features

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Biography

Luciana C. de Oliveira is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies in the School of Education and a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.