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Language, Literature, and Learning in the ESL Classroom

Argues that English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teaching should begin with meaning through immersion in literature and incorporate language study. Describes offering an inclusive sampling of North American literature. Notes specific picture book, drama, short story, novel, and poetry titles. Discusses ways to meaningfully engage ESL students in texts and in discussion with an eye to improving their language and literary skills. (SR)

  • Author/Creator: Kooy, Mary, Chiu, Annette
  • Date Published: Nov
  • Journal/Secondary Title: English Journal
  • Number: 2
  • Volume: 88
  • Year: 1998

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