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- Main Title Nurturing Life-Long Language Learners
Author: Rodriguez, CynthiaCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas at Dallas
Author: Araujo, JuanCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas at Dallas
Author: Narayan, RatnaCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas at Dallas
Author: Shappeck, MarcoCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Moss, GlendaCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas at Dallas
Name: Texas Council of Teachers of English Language ArtsPlace of Publication: [Austin, Texas]
- Creation: 2012
- Content Description: This article discusses nurturing life-long language learners.
- Physical Description: 6 p.
- Keyword: developing readers
- Keyword: academic languages
- Keyword: language access
- Keyword: English as a Second Language
- Keyword: ESL
- Keyword: literacy
- Journal: English in Texas, 2012, Austin: Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, pp. 62-67
- Publication Title: English in Texas
- Volume: 42
- Issue: 1
- Page Start: 62
- Page End: 67
- Peer Reviewed: True
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT DallasCode: UNTD
- Rights Access: public
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc111006
- Academic Department: Teacher Education and Administration
- Display Note: 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.