Nurturing Life-Long Language Learners

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This article discusses nurturing life-long language learners.

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Rodriguez, Cynthia; Araujo, Juan; Narayan, Ratna; Shappeck, Marco & Moss, Glenda 2012.

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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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  • English in Texas, 2012, Austin: Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, pp. 62-67

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  • Publication Title: English in Texas
  • Volume: 42
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 62
  • Page End: 67
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Rodriguez, Cynthia; Araujo, Juan; Narayan, Ratna; Shappeck, Marco & Moss, Glenda. Nurturing Life-Long Language Learners, article, 2012; [Austin, Texas]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111006/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Dallas.