2007 CREATE Conference

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

Learning History, Learning Academic Language

Dr. Mary Schleppegrell
University of Michigan

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



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Recommended Readings

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Achugar, M., & Schleppegrell, M.J. (2005). Beyond connectors: The construction of cause in history textbooks. Linguistics and Education 16(3), 298-318.

Achugar, M., Schleppegrell, M.J., & Oteíza, T. (2007). Engaging teachers in language analysis: A functional linguistics approach to reflective literacy. English Teaching Practice and Critique, 6(2), 8-24.  Available at http://education.waikato.ac.nz/research/files/etpc/2007v6n2art1.pdf

Coffin, C. (2006). Historical discourse: The language of time, cause, and evaluation.London: Continuum.

Fang, Z., & Schleppegrell, M.J. (in preparation). Language and Reading in Secondary Content Areas. University of Michigan Press.
*This book will include the chapter Reasoning in history: Beyond text structures

Fang, Z., Schleppegrell, M. J., & Cox, B. (2006). Understanding the language demands of schooling: Nouns in academic registers. Journal of Literacy Research, 38(3), 247-273.

Halliday, M.A.K. (2004). Three aspects of children's language development: Learning language, learning through language, learning about language (1980). In J. Webster (Ed.), The language of early childhood, Vol. 4, pp. 308-326. London: Continuum.

Schleppegrell, M.J. (2007). The meaning in grammar. Research in the Teaching of English, 42(1), 121-128.

Schleppegrell, M.J. (2006). The linguistic features of advanced language use: The grammar of exposition. In H. Byrnes (Ed.) Advanced language learning: The contribution of Halliday and Vygotsky, pp. 134-146. London: Continuum. 

Schleppegrell, M.J. (2004). The language of schooling: A functional linguistics perspective. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Schleppegrell, M. J., & de Oliveira, L.C. (2006). An integrated language and content approach for history teachers. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 5(4), 254-268.

Schleppegrell, M.J. & Go, A. (2007). Analyzing the writing of English learners: A functional approach. Language Arts, 84(6), 529-538.


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