Research

 

Reading Instruction and Reading Achievement Among EL Students

by Dr. Jim Cummins

"In order to understand patterns of reading development among EL students, we must distinguish among three very different aspects of proficiency in language: (1) conversational fluency, (2) discrete language skills, and (3) academic language proficiency."

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English Language Development: Acquiring the Language Needed for Literacy and Learning

by Lily Wong Fillmore

"Cognitive, academic language proficiency (CALP) is not supported by vivid motivating social contexts, but by knowledge of the language itself, words, and the structures of sentences and texts."

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Supporting ESL Students in Learning the Language of Science

by Dr. Jim Cummins

"When students know some of the rules or conventions of how academic words are formed, they have an edge in extending their vocabulary."

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Diversity in Science Education

by Dr. Shirley Gholston Key

"Student achievement is influenced by many factors, including student attitudes, interests, motivation, type of curricula, relevancy of materials, and the culture of the students."

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Differentiated Instruction: Reaching All Students

by Basia Hall

"A classroom is very similar to a bus station. Student passengers arrive from a montage of backgrounds with very different needs. They form a mosaic of diversity—academically, culturally, linguistically, economically, socially, and motivationally. The road to their adult destinations will demand different routes."

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A Study of Pearson’s Reading Street ELL Component: Final Report

by Magnolia Consulting, LLC

"The purpose of this study was to examine teachers’ implementation of the Reading Street materials for ELL and to assess the effectiveness of the materials in helping students improve language acquisition and proficiency and interest in reading."

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