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Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: Mathematics, Grades K–2

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: Mathematics, Grades K–2
Promoting Content and Language Learning

March 2013 | 200 pages | Corwin
While most educational researchers and practitioners agree that that mastery of academic language is the key to students' academic success, many teachers are not well-versed in its major components and would benefit by learning how to integrate these components into curriculum and instructional assessment. The construct of academic language is of increasing importance to educators as the Common Core State Standards, the new national anchor for curriculum, instruction, and assessment, have set a high bar of rigorous and challenging content, especially for ELs and SELs. This title -- one of a seven book series -- will offer guidance to educators in how to target academic language in planning for student learning as states undergo the implementation of the Common Core and corresponding English language proficiency standards in preparation for the upcoming consortia-led assessments.

Foreword by Judit N. Moschkovich
About the Editors
1. Academic Language: A Foundation for Academic Success in Mathematics by Margo Gottlieb and Gisela Ernst-Slavit
CCSS for Mathematics and Related Academic Language
2. Kindergarten: Making Sense of Number Sense by Catherine Carrison and Erika Muir
3. Grade 1: "Let's suppose that....": Developing Base-10 Thinking by Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis and Sandra I. Musanti
4. Grade 2: Evens and Odds: How Many in All? by Michael Silverstone and Debbie Zacarian
Key features
  • Provides a curricular framework for integrating content and academic language.
  • Helps teachers identify the academic language of instructional materials.
  • Explores how academic language can be captured in standards-referenced unit targets and lesson objectives.
  • Models collaboration between content teachers and language specialists.

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