Understanding Language Diversity in the Classroom
- Sandra Levey - Lehman College-CUNY
- Susan Polirstok - Kean University, USA
Prepares future and current teachers to understand language development, differences, and disorders—and the factors that lead to classroom success
Language Development: Understanding Language Diversity in the Classroom offers comprehensive coverage of the language development process for pre- and in-service teachers while emphasizing the factors that further academic success in the classroom, including literacy skills, phonological awareness, and narrative. With chapters written by respected specialists in various fields, this interdisciplinary text illuminates the impact of language development on learning success and distinguishes between language differences and disorders, integrating illustrative case studies as well as helpful classroom strategies that teachers can implement right away.
-Comprehensive review of theory, development, and disorders
-Chapters written by variety of authors/researchers in the field
-Emphasis on literacy, narrative, and cultural-linguistic diversity
In reviewing this text, I found it to be most useful for pre-service teachers.
I chose this textbook because of its extensive coverage of language. Most textbooks are heavily literacy-based and my course is predominately about language development.
Sequence of topics
At this point I did not teach the class again, but this does not mean that I will not adopt in the future.
Book meets all course requirements.
Comprehensive Text written in an understandable format for teachers. The case studies help teacher candidates relate theory to practice.