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Learning From Abdallah: A Case Study of an Arabic-Speaking Child in a U.S. School
Abdallah, an Arabic-speaking, Palestinian 9-year-old student, was observed as he worked to understand his new English language and culture. Some issues and questions addressed in the article includeExpand
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Reading until the Cows Come Home: Figurative Language and Reading Comprehension.
Because figurative expressions have become conventional components of everyday language, we are typically unaware of the true extent of the metaphorical nature of language (Boers, 2000). Some popularExpand
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Storytelling as a Constructivist Model for Developing Language and Literacy
Adhering to the philosophy of constructivism, storytelling is explored as a vehicle for expanding children's existing oral language and developing their literacy abilities during community-sponsoredExpand
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Cognitive and Constructivist Strategies for Teaching about Language and for Providing Reading and Writing Instruction.
Introduction In far too many cases, professors of education indirectly tell their students, even in methodology courses, "Teach as I say to teach, not as I teach." Admittedly, lecturing to a class ofExpand
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Reading Comprehension, Figurative Language Instruction, and the Turkish English Language Learner.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the Turkish-speaking population in the United States increased significantly in the 1990s and has risen steadily over time. Today, the highest concentration isExpand
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Interactive Bibliotherapy: An Effective Method for Healing and Empowering Emotionally-Abused Women
This study examined the therapeutic use of interactive bibliotherapy as a catalyst for healing and empowering an emotionally-abused woman. A case history was taken with an adult female who was anExpand
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