Growing Language & Literacy: Strategies for English Learners: Grades K-8 (Paperback)

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With K-8 teachers in mind, Andrea Honigsfeld offers this user-friendly, accessible resource to address the diverse language and literacy proficiencies that exist in so many U.S. classrooms today. Andrea unpacks the five levels of language acquisition, based on the TESOL framework, and introduces practical strategies that can be applied across grade levels and content areas to support EL students' academic language and literacy development.

With an emphasis on culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy, peer interaction, and scaffolding, Andrea offers instructional practices organized into five predictable strands at each level of language acquisition:

  • Visual supports

  • Learning by doing

  • Oral language production

  • Reading supports

  • Writing supports

Filled with student vignettes, teacher and student work samples, and authentic classroom examples, Growing Language and Literacy will become every teacher's guide to moving their English learners from one stage of language acquisition to the next.

About the Author

Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld is TESOL professor at Molloy University, Rockville Centre, NY. Before entering the field of teacher education, she was an English as a Foreign Language teacher in Hungary (grades 5-8 and adult), an English as a Second Language teacher in New York City (grades K-3 and adult), and taught Hungarian at New York University. A Fulbright Scholar and sought after national presenter, Andrea is the coauthor or coeditor of 27 books on education and numerous chapters and research articles related to the needs of diverse learners. Andrea is coauthor of the Core Instructional Routines books with Judy Dodge. Visit Andrea at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780325099170
ISBN-10: 0325099170
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Publication Date: May 6th, 2019
Pages: 208
Language: English