November 2012 • Volume 44 • Number 2 • Pages 14-20
Successful Strategies for Teaching Reading to Middle Grades English Language Learners
Teachers can employ a variety of classroom-tested strategies to teach reading to English language learners.
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Article Description: The author reviews exemplary strategies for teaching reading to middle grades English language learners (ELLs) derived from 21 peer-reviewed journal articles and professional books. The author presents an in-depth look at three successful categories of reading strategies: interactive read-alouds to model fluent reading and engage learners, the integration of comprehension strategies to break down the process of reading, and vocabulary strategies that allow students to build schema and make connections. The author includes two appendixes with sample strategies.
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Nicole Bolos is a dual language teacher in Crystal Lake, IL and is a recent graduate of the Master of Education in Literacy program at Judson University. E-mail: email@example.com
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