Teaching Readers of English: Students, Texts, and Contexts

John S. Hedgcock, Dana R. Ferris

February 19, 2018 by Routledge
Textbook - 416 Pages
ISBN 9781138206212 - CAT# Y289638

USD$59.95

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Features

  • Works as a complete "go-to" source for pre- and in-service teachers of multilingual students in secondary schools, colleges, universities, and workplace settings
  • Balances insights from current reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing second-language reading that teachers can readily adopt or adapt to suit their contexts and student populations
  • Provides an overview of contemporary first language and second language reading theory and research, situated in a multiple literacies framework
  • Offers readers principled approaches to, and methods for, planning and delivering effective L2 reading instruction in a range of contexts
  • Gives systematic attention to macro-level instructional processes such as needs assessment, syllabus design, and unit planning
  • Presents guidelines for selecting appropriate materials for reading and developing purposeful classroom reading lessons

Summary

A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL, EFL, and EIL educators who work with multilingual students at the secondary and postsecondary levels, this text balances insights from reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing second-language reading that educators can readily adopt and adapt to suit their contexts and student populations.

Teaching Readers of English is a complete "go-to" source for teaching reading and promoting classroom and professional literacies in an increasingly digital world. Offering principled approaches and methods for planning and delivering effective L2 reading instruction, the text includes pedagogical features, such as questions for reflection, further reading and resources, and application activities to develop purposeful classroom reading lessons in a range of contexts.

Changes in the Second Edition:

  • Updated and revised chapters on formative and summative reading assessment, developing vocabulary knowledge and grammatical skill, and cultivating extensive reading and literary appreciation
  • Updated information on institutional settings and reader demographics
  • New pedagogical features in each chapter, including Chapter Summaries, Further Reading, Reflection and Review, and Application Activities
  • A streamlined chapter sequence to enhance the text’s usability

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