The Literacy Gaps

Bridge-Building Strategies for English Language Learners and Standard English Learners

by Ivannia Soto, June Hetzel

Build bridges of support so English language learners and standard English learners can learn alongside their peers!

This comprehensive, research-based guide helps teachers bridge multiple gaps and promote learning for English language learners (ELLs) and standard English learners (SELs). The authors provide strategies, examples, and tools to address:

  • The gap between students and texts: covering word recognition, background knowledge, comprehension, and academic language development
  • The gap between students and teachers: including sociocultural differences between teachers and students and teacher perceptions and expectations
  • The gap between students and their peers: discussing language proficiency differences, grouping strategies, and grade-level and schoolwide programs

  • SAGE Publications; August 2009
  • ISBN: 9781452223308
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The Literacy Gaps
  • Author: Ivannia Soto (ed.); June Hetzel (ed.)
  • Imprint: Corwin

In The Press

"The strategies are clearly presented and there is just enough research cited to provide the rationale for incorporating ideas into instruction. Any teacher will find this book practical, and the discussions will provide meaningful ideas for study groups at the school site."