Small Group Reading With Multilingual Learners

ebook Differentiating Instruction in 20 Minutes a Day · Corwin Literacy

By Nancy Akhavan

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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.

    Small Group Reading With Multilingual Learners