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Complete Academic Language Mastery Series

Complete Academic Language Mastery Series

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August 2016 | Corwin

Your ELLs’ and SELs’ bridge to more rigorous content 

“This series will be a valuable resource for all teachers of EL and SEL learners.” 

—PAULINE GIBBONS, Author of Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning 

By now it’s a given: if we’re to help our ELLs and SELs access the rigorous demands of today’s content standards, we must explicitly teach the “code” that drives school success: academic language. Look no further for assistance than this much-anticipated series from Ivannia Soto, in which she invites field authorities to share every teacher’s need-to-know strategies on the four essential components of academic language:

  • Jeff Zwiers on conversational discourse in context
  • David and Yvonne Freeman on grammar and syntax in context
  • Margarita Calderon on vocabulary in context
  • Noma LeMoine on culture in context.

Select the book that best matches your immediate needs; each one is designed to stand alone. Better yet, read all four volumes as your start-to-finish instructional plan for closing the achievement gap once and for all.


Key features
(1) The topic is more important than ever: results of the 2015 PARCC and Smarter-Balanced assessments show ever -widening gaps between ELLs and their non-ELL peers.  Academic Language Development is the key to unlocking academic content.

(2) The series as a whole features high-visibility co-authors.  Noma Lemoine is a leading expert on teaching Academic Language to Standard English Learners.  Prior to her retirement from LAUSD, she developed and implemented an important, district-wide program devoted to teaching academic language that will provide the basis for this volume.  She is currently a very active, national consultant whose work is in great demand.

(3) Each volume can be used individually or with other books in the series, depending upon the needs of readers.

(4) The series is an offshoot of the new Institute for Culturally- and Linguistically-Responsive Teaching (ICLRT) based at Whittier College.  The volumes will be promoted at an annual conference hosted by the Institute. Corwin sponsored this successful event in 2015 and we also signed a memorandum of understanding with ICLERT as a precursor to subsequent co-sponsored ventures.  We hope to include additional Corwin authors in the 2016 Institute and are exploring other partnership opportunities with the Center

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ISBN: 9781506364179

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