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Academic Language Mastery: Grammar and Syntax in Context
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Academic Language Mastery: Grammar and Syntax in Context



September 2016 | 104 pages | Corwin

By now it’s a given: if we’re to help our ELLs and SELs access the rigorous demands of today’s content standards, we must cultivate the “code” that drives school success: academic language. Look no further for assistance than this much-anticipated series from Ivannia Soto, in which she invites field authorities Jeff Zwiers, David and Yvonne Freeman, Margarita Calderon, and Noma LeMoine to share every teacher’s need-to-know strategies on the four essential components of academic language.

The subject of this volume is grammar and syntax. Here, David and Yvonne Freeman shatter the myth that academic language is all about vocabulary, revealing how grammar and syntax inform our students’ grasp of challenging text. With this book as your roadmap, you’ll learn how to:

  • Teach grammar in the context of students’ speech and writing
  • Use strategies such as sentence frames, passives, combining simple sentences into more complex sentences, and nominalization to create more complex noun phrases
  • Assess academic language development through a four-step process

Look inside and discover the tools you need to help students master more sophisticated and complex grammatical and syntactical structures right away. Better yet, read all four volumes in the series and put in place a start-to-finish instructional plan for closing the achievement gap.

 
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Introduction to the Book Series
 
2. Abbreviated Literature Review/ Research Base for Grammar and Syntax
 
3. Practical Application to the Classroom for Grammar and Syntax
 
4. Fostering Literacy With Grammar and Syntax
 
5. Assessing Grammar and Syntax
 
6. Conclusions, Challenges, and Connections
 
Epilogue: The Vision
 
References
 
Index

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ISBN: 9781506337166
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