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Why Do English Language Learners Struggle with Reading?: Distinguishing Language Acquisition from Learning Disabilities

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Make appropriate instructional and eligibility decisions for English language learners!

This research-based guide offers educators and service providers proven methods for determining when ELLs are having reading difficulties that are related to language acquisition and when students' performance issues might be linked to learning disabilities. The book provides an overview
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Hardcover, 137 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Corwin Press
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Anna
Mar 01, 2009 Anna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: general education teachers
I'm kind of torn on this book because there was a lot of info in here that I already knew from taking classes for my ESL endorsement. I'm aware of the fact that we need to be culturally sensitive, I know a lot about linguistic vs. non-linguistic assessment, and I am aware of the scaffolding needs of ELLs. And I took issue with the fact that parts of the book seemed way too PC -- for example, how can we deny that semilingualism exists? If a kid is semilingual (meaning they are low in both L1 and ...more
Lynn
Jun 05, 2011 Lynn rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teachers,
OK book on how to differentiate between a child learning English as a academic language and a child who also has a learning disability. The book reads like an academic paper provides good information on people learning English but has a strong bent towards the fashionable language of the current academic climate and I don't think it will help students, parents or educators decide who has a learning disability anymore than past books have. The author seems to be more anxious about backing up her ...more
ashley kern
one of the best reads in my grad program. recommended for anyone (not just ESL teachers) who work with linguistically diverse students in school settings...
Rachel
Reviewed for Education Libraries. A good practical book with research based information.
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