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Teaching Readers of English: Students, Texts, and Contexts

John Hedgcock, Dana R. Ferris, "Teaching Readers of English: Students, Texts, and Contexts"
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0805863478, 0415999642, 0203880269 | 436 pages | PDF | 2,4 MB

A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL and EFL educators, this frontline text balances insights from current reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing L2 reading in secondary and post-secondary contexts. Teaching Readers of English:

Provides a through yet accessible survey of L2 reading theory and research

Addresses the unique cognitive and socioeducational challenges encountered by L2 readers

Covers the features of L2 texts that teachers of reading must understand

Acquaints readers with methods for designing reading courses, selecting curricular materials, and planning Instruction

Explores the essential role of systematic vocabulary development in teaching L2 literacy

Includes practical methods for assessing L2 students proficiency, achievement, and progress in the classroom

Pedagogical features in each chapter include Questions for Reflection, Further Reading and Resources, Reflection and Review questions, and Application Activities.

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