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English Learners and the Secret Language of School: Unlocking the Mysteries of Content-Area Texts

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Let English learners in on the secret that will forever change their lives.

By teaching English learners academic language, the "secret language of school," within the framework of content-area instruction, we can demystify the comprehension process and move these students toward becoming independent readers and writers.

-Janice Pilgreen

"For older immigrant students, school
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Paperback, 244 pages
Published March 9th 2010 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Joan
Feb 20, 2012 Joan rated it really liked it
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Very helpful in identifying and providing ways to teach ELL's strategies to fill the gaps in their education. These recommendations are "industrial fishing" strategies - these skills can be applied in any content area. However, the focus is on reading. Great book from a knowledgeable author.
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