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Small Group Reading With Multilingual Learners

Differentiating Instruction in 20 Minutes a Day

Ready to gain traction in teaching reading to multilingual students? High-support lessons address oral language, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, and more. Build on linguistic assets!

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071904145
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Literacy
  • Year: 2023
  • Page Count: 248
  • Publication date: May 08, 2023

Price: $39.95



Watch multilingual students excel with high-engagement reading lessons

Students acquiring English tend to bust every stereotype. The truth is, these learners come to school with linguistic assets, not deficits. They will excel with lively, just-right challenge lessons, and they thrive with opportunities to collaborate with peers. In this authoritative resource, bestselling author Nancy Akhavan shows teachers how to support students at the small-group table in acquiring English as well as developing as readers—simultaneously. Ready-to-go tools include:

  • Essential background on the five stages of language acquisition
  • How-tos for differentiating instruction based on students’ levels of language proficiency as well as their reading proficiency
  • Lesson sequences integrating oral language, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, word work, comprehension, and writing about reading
  • Routines that augment talk about texts so multilingual learners can verbalize their knowledge and articulate thinking
  • A companion website and multimodal scaffolds to support students across reading, writing, speaking, and listening

When we gather at the reading table, we have just twenty minutes—we need to make it count. Now we can.



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Nancy Akhavan

Dr. Nancy Akhavan has spent more than 30 years as an educator and consultant. Her work focuses on student support through literacy instruction and intervention, English Language Development, leadership development and organizational systems to increase student achievement. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Fresno State. She is the founder of Nancy Akhavan Consulting, Inc. Dr. Akhavan has been a bilingual teacher, principal of three schools, and a district administrator of a large urban district for ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science and World Languages. She also served as Assistant Superintendent Secondary Division in a large urban school district. Dr. Akhavan is recognized for her expertise in teaching literacy practices and has published twelve books that focus on instruction that increases student achievement, and has worked with districts and county offices in multiple states and internationally to increase student achievement in reading, writing, and in content areas.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Abundance Mindset for Language Learning


Chapter 1: How Students Learn Languages

Chapter 2: Apprenticeship Experiences in Small Groups

Chapter 3: A Menu of Options for Powerful Routines

Chapter 4: Lesson Sequences


Chapter 5: Oral Language Development

Chapter 6: Phonics & Spelling

Chapter 7: Vocabulary

Chapter 8: Word Work

Chapter 9: Comprehension

Chapter 10: Writing to Build Reading




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