2007 CREATE Conference

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

Academic English: Interactions between
Student and Language

Dr. Alison L. Bailey
University of California, Los Angeles

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



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Recommended Readings

These readings were suggested as background or follow-up to this presentation or cited within it.

Bailey, A.L. (2006). Teaching and assessing students learning English in school. In A. L. Bailey (Ed.), The language demands of school: Putting academic English to the test (pp. 1-26). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Bailey, A.L., & Heritage, H.M. (in press). Formative assessment for literacy learning: Developing reading and academic language proficiency together, Grades K-6. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Bailey, A.L., Moughamian, A., & Dingle, M. (in press). The Contribution of Spanish-language narration to the assessment of early academic performance of latino students.


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