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Description - Building Academic Language by Jeff Zwiers

?Of the over one hundred new publications on the Common
Core State Standards (CCSS), this one truly stands out! In the
second edition of Building Academic Language, Jeff Zwiers
presents a much-needed, comprehensive roadmap to cultivating
academic language development across all disciplines, this time
placing the rigor and challenges of the CCSS front and center. A
must-have resource!?

?Andrea Honigsfeld, EdD, Molloy College
?Language is critical to the development of content
learning as students delve more deeply into specific disciplines.
When students possess strong academic language, they are better
able to critically analyze and synthesize complex ideas and
abstract concepts. In this second edition of Building Academic
Language, Jeff Zwiers successfully builds the connections
between the Common Core State Standards and academic language. This
is the ?go to? resource for content teachers as they
transition to the expectations for college and career

?Katherine S. McKnight, PhD, National Louis
With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by
most of the United States, students need help developing their
understanding and use of language within the academic
context. This is crucially important throughout middle school and
high school, as the subjects discussed and concepts taught
require a firm grasp of language in order to understand the greater
complexity of the subject matter. Building Academic
Language shows teachers what they can do to help their
students grasp language principles and develop the language skills
they?ll need to reach their highest levels of academic
The Second Edition of Building Academic Language
includes new strategies for addressing specific Common Core
standards and also provides answers to the most important questions
across various content areas, including:

What is academic language and how does it differ by content

How can language-building activities support content
understanding for students?

How can teachers assist students in using language more
effectively, especially in the academic context?

How can academic language usage be modeled routinely in the

How can lesson planning and assessment support academic
language development?

An essential resource for teaching all students, this book
explains what every teacher needs to know about language for
supporting reading, writing, and academic learning.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781118744857
ISBN-10: 1118744853
Format: Paperback / softback
(236mm x 180mm x 24mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 23-May-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeff Zwiers

JEFF ZWIERS, EdD, is a senior researcher at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. He consults internationally on language and literacy instruction, curriculum development, and teacher education program development. A former middle school language arts teacher, he has also taught teacher preparation courses at the university level.

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