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Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language


Read Chapter One, “What We Know About Reading Development Among English Learners,” which reminds us that that it’s not “reading” per se that impedes ELs’ advanced literacy skill development; it’s actually the language of print—in the newspaper, the textbook, the magazine article—that proves difficult and demands instructional emphasis.  Our task, then, is to shift our model for teaching literacy to one that maintains strong code-based instruction but is even more intentional about building up the meaning-based competencies that go into literacy.