2007 CREATE Conference

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

Social Studies Instruction

Dr. Sylvia Linan-Thompson
Vaughn Gross Center
University of Texas, Austin

Presented Tuesday, October 2, 2007
2007 CREATE Conference
Oak Brook, IL



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Research overview: Adaptations of Peer-Assisted Learning for English Language Learners: Application to Middle-School Social Studies Classes PDF

Samples from a social studies lesson PDF


Recommended Readings

These readings were cited in this presentation.

Greenwood, C.R., Arreaga-Mayer, C., Utley, C.A., Gavin, K., & Terry, B.J. (2001). ClassWide Peer Tutoring Learning Management System: Applications with elementary-level English language learners. Remedial and Special Education, 22(1), 34-47.

Kameenui, E.J., & Carnine, D.W.  (1998).  Effective teaching strategies that accommodate diverse learners.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice-Hall.

Maheady, L., Harper, G.F., & Mallette, B. (2001). Peer-mediated instruction and interventions and students with mild disabilities. Remedial and Special Education, 22(1), 4-14.


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