2007 CREATE Conference

Academic Language and Content:
A Focus on English Language Learners in the Middle School

QuEST (Quality English and Science Teaching)

Diane August at CREATE2007

Dr. Diane August
Center for Applied Linguistics

Presented Monday, October 1, 2007
2007 CREATE Conference
Oak Brook, IL



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Recommended Readings

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August, D. & Shanahan, T. (Eds.). (2006). Developing literacy in second-language learners: Report of the National Literacy Panel on language minority children and youth. Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Biancarosa, G., & Snow, C.E. (2004). Reading next: A vision for action and research in middle and high school literacy. Report to the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Guthrie, J.T., Wigfield, A., Barbosa, P., Perencevich, K.C., Taboada, A. et al. (2004). Increasing reading comprehension and engagement through concept-oriented reading instruction. Journal of Educational Psychology, 96, 403-423.


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