Scaffolding Language, 2nd Edition

Gibbons, Pauline

Scaffolding Language, 2nd Edition

By Gibbons, Pauline
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The bestselling Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning helped tens of thousands of mainstream elementary teachers ensure that their English language learners became full members of the school community with the language and content skills they needed for success. In the highly anticipated Second Edition, Pauline Gibbons updates her classic text with a multitude of practical ideas for the classroom, supported by the latest research in the field of ELL/ESL.

With clear directions and classroom tested strategies for supporting students’ academic progress, Gibbons shows how the teaching of language can be integrated seamlessly with the teaching of content, and how academic achievement can be boosted without sacrificing our own vision of education to the dictates of knee-jerk accountability. Rich examples of classroom discourse illustrate exactly how the scaffolding process works, while activities to facilitate conversation and higher-level thinking put the latest research on second language learning into action.

Table of contents
  • 1: Scaffolding Language and Learning
  • 2: Classroom Talk: Creating Contexts for Language Learning
  • 3: Collaborative Group Work and Second Language Learning
  • 4: From Speaking to Writing in the Content Classroom 
  • 5: Learning to Write in a Second Language and Culture 
  • 6: Reading in a Second Language and Culture: Barriers and Bridges
  • 7: Listening: An Active and Thinking Process
  • 8: Developing an Integrated Curriculum: Learning Language, Learning Through Language, and Learning About Language