Discipline: Professional Resources

Copyright: 2024

Grade(s): 6 - 12

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): Andrea Honigsfeld

Growing Language and Literacy, 6-12

Strategies for Secondary Multilingual Learners

As secondary teachers, we want to help our multilingual students flourish academically and socially. Andrea Honigsfeld has tailored her bestselling Growing Language and Literacy K-8 to help us do just that. This new edition provides Grade 6-12 teachers with research-informed recommendations and concrete examples of what works with adolescent multilingual learners.

Andrea unpacks the five levels of language acquisition and introduces practical strategies that can be applied across grade levels and content areas to support adolescent multilingual learners.

With an emphasis on culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy, peer interaction, and scaffolding, Andrea offers evidence-based practices organized into four recurring strands at each level of language acquisition:

  • Social-emotional support strategies
  • Experiential learning strategies
  • Strategies for supporting students across multiple modes of communication with a focus on oracy and literacy
  • Technology integration strategies

Filled with secondary student vignettes, teacher and student work samples, and authentic classroom examples, Growing Language and Literacy for Grades 6-12 will become every teacher's guide to moving their multilingual learners from one stage of language acquisition to the next.