Reading comprehension: English language learners

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2014-06-16

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Rainey, Karen, F.

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This project was undertaken to examine English language teachers' approach to teaching reading comprehension to diverse English language learners, including the all encompassing effects of the socio-cultural perspective and the cultural funds of knowledge. Observation of the literature revealed a need for explicit, multifacted and authentic specific English langauge learner pedagogical practices. A number of practical ideas and resources are outlined based on researched theoretical and empirical evidence.

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reading theoretical foundations, reading, comprehension, English language learners, schema theory, L2 theoretical foundations, cultural funds of knowledge, socio-cultural perspective

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