Nurturing Life-Long Language Learners

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This article discusses nurturing life-long language learners.

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Creation Date: 2012
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UNT Dallas
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Rodriguez, Cynthia

University of North Texas at Dallas

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Araujo, Juan

University of North Texas at Dallas

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Narayan, Ratna

University of North Texas at Dallas

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Shappeck, Marco

University of North Texas

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Moss, Glenda

University of North Texas at Dallas

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Place of Publication: [Austin, Texas]
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  • Creation: 2012
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This article discusses nurturing life-long language learners.

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Abstract: English Language Learners of all ages and levels face a challenge when they encounter academically rich texts. To understand more about what literacy practices work with these students and to explore effective supports to inform the authors' preservice teachers, University of North Texas at Dallas faculty read and discussed 'Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers' (Freeman & Freeman, 2009). Three themes emerged from the authors' reflexive discussions: Nurturing is developing readers and writers, nurturing is giving access to powerful language, and nurturing is preparing effective teachers for a labor intensive profession. As English language arts and content area teachers, it is crucial that we continue to work diligently toward identifying and implementing practices for English Language Learners that are challenging for this ever-growing population of students.

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6 p.

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Keyword(s): developing readers | academic languages | language access | English as a Second Language | ESL | literacy
Source: English in Texas, 2012, Austin: Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, pp. 62-67
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UNT Dallas
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc111006
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Publication Title: English in Texas
Volume: 42
Issue: 1
Page Start: 62
Page End: 67
Peer Reviewed: Yes