Discipline: Professional ResourcesLiteracy

Copyright: 2015

Grade(s): K - 5

Delivery Method: Print

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): Nonie K. Lesaux, Julie Russ Harris

Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language

Literacy Instruction for English Learners in Elementary School

In today’s linguistically diverse elementary classrooms, research suggests that a universal approach to building academic vocabulary and conceptual knowledge holds huge promise for closing the opportunity gaps among English learners.  In Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language, Nonie Lesaux and Julie Harris present a knowledge-based approach to literacy instruction that supports young English learners’ development of academic content and vocabulary knowledge and sets them up for reading success