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Award-winning brain research expert David A. Sousa explains current research on how the brain learns language and provides strategies for teaching English language learners.

Teaching English Language Reading and Writing
Teaching english language reading and writing

In the previous chapter we looked at how to help ELLs develop listening and speaking skills. These skills are essential for establishing the cerebral networks that will be processing the phonemic, morphological, syntactic, and semantic properties of English. Through targeted practice the ELLs' phonemic awareness in English can be firmly established, a necessary prerequisite if we expect the ELL to be successful in learning to read English accurately and to write it correctly. It may be very helpful to get some background information on the ELLs in the class regarding their native language proficiency in reading and writing. See Teaching Tip 4.1 for one method for getting this information. Now we turn to the ...

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