McGraw Hill Read and Write Course 4 Grade 9
• Literary Element
• Reading Strategy
One of the major concerns of teachers of English language learners (ELLs) is how to move students beyond basic interpersonal communicative skills to academic language
proﬁciency. Research shows that the most effective way for ELLs to develop this proﬁciency and to build content knowledge and improve language learning—is to focus them on active engagement in learning and to use meta cognitive and cognitive learning strategies. Monitoring comprehension, building background, making inferences about possible meanings of new vocabulary systematic instruction in all these strategies helps ELLs become more proﬁcient.
The Read and Write philosophy of learner interaction, strategic intervention, and academic language development aligns with current linguistic thinking and best practices for teaching English language learners. Read and Write offers comprehensible instruction that is cognitively demanding and contextually embedded. Side notes, for instance, explain reading strategies and literary elements in a clear, interactive format, providing concrete examples for abstract concepts, such as drawing conclusions