Balancing Reading and Language Learning

A Resource for Teaching English Language Learners, K-5

Teaching reading to children in a language that is not their own is a daunting task. Combining the best classroom practices and research on teaching reading and language acquisition, Mary Cappellini integrates effective reading instruction with effective language instruction. Through the framework of a balanced reading program, she emphasizes the importance of constantly listening for and assessing children's language and reading strategies during read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading, including literature circles.

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Teaching reading to children in a language that is not their own is a daunting task. Combining the best classroom practices and research on teaching reading and language acquisition, Mary Cappellini integrates effective reading instruction with effective language instruction. Through the framework of a balanced reading program, she emphasizes the importance of constantly listening for and assessing children's language and reading strategies during read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, a...read more

The beauty of Balancing Reading and Language Learning is very much in that balance Mary brings to teaching this rich population of learners. As I travel the country, more and more classrooms contain speakers of second languages. Balancing Reading and Language Learning is always my go-to suggestion. Combining best practices for reading instruction with practical supports for students at all levels of language acquisition, this book is a master class in developing an inclusive and rich language classroom.

Chris Lehman

About the Author(s)

Mary Cappellini is a Bilingual Educational Consultant and a published children's book author who has worked in education for over thirty years. A teacher at heart, she enjoys engaging teachers in reflections and classroom demonstration lessons in her staff development with schools across the country.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Acronyms
  • Introduction

Part One: Getting to Know Our Students

  • Setting Up the Learning Environment
  • Knowing Each English Language Learner
  • Welcoming Parents as Partners

Part Two: Establishing the Balanced Literacy Program

  • Reading To, With, and By Children
  • Thematic Planning

Part Three: Read-Alouds and Shared Reading

  • Read-Alouds
  • Shared Reading with Primary-Grade Students
  • Shared Reading with Upper-Grade Students

Part Four: Guided Reading

  • Guided Reading Groups and Books
  • Guided Reading with Emergent Readers
  • Guided Reading with Early Readers
  • Guided Reading with Early Fluent and Fluent Readers

Part Five: Moving Towards Independence

  • Independent Reading and Literature Circles
  • Individual Instruction
  • Appendixes
  • References
  • Index

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Product Details

Grade Range: K-5
Media: 344 pp/paper
Year: 2004
Item No: 0367
ISBN: 978-157110-367-3

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