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This theoretically sound, heavily researched text provides educators with a solid foundation for making informed choices about teaching English language learners (ELLs). Concrete classroom examples of students and teachers enliven the text and introduce educators to the challenges diverse learners face and identify what needs to be done to address them. Samples of student work provide educators with practical experience in discussing and analyzing ELL language development. A focus on sociocultural theories and approaches for educating ELLs, teaching vocabulary and oral and written language for academic purposes across content areas, and differentiating instruction and assessment by language development level shows educators how to teach ELLs within the context of new content and language development standards and assessments.

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