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SOLO Taxonomy and English Language Learners

ISBN: 9781776552269
Code: 5937
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Many classroom teachers will tell you that immersing English language learners in a student-centred English medium classroom, with its everyday richness and opportunities for collaboration, develops their conversational fluency within a year. Although this outcome is gratifying, conversational fluency can mask the lack of academic language proficiency that is vital to future achievement and academic success. SOLO Taxonomy and English Language Learners centres directly on that all-important task of developing students’ academic language skills in both their first language and English.

Ages: 5-18 years

Printed book $49.95 NZD
Ebook $49.95 NZD
Combo (Printed & Ebook) $64.95 NZD

About the Authors

Pam Hook is an educational consultant (HookED Educational Consultancy, www.pamhook.com), who works with New Zealand and Australian schools to develop curricula and pedagogies for learning to learn based on SOLO Taxonomy. She has published articles on thinking, learning, e-learning and gifted education, and has written curriculum material for government and business. As well as authoring and co-authoring more than 15 books on SOLO Taxonomy (some of which have been translated into Danish), she is co-author of two science textbooks widely used in New Zealand secondary schools. She is also a popular keynote speaker at conferences.
Sonya Van Schaijik is an experienced teacher from Auckland, New Zealand, whose teaching and thinking are underpinned by SOLO Taxonomy. She is tattooed with the Samoan woman’s malu, is a bilingual learner who speaks Samoan fluently, and has trained in effective pedagogies for bilingual education and ESOL. At Newmarket Primary School, she has responsibility for the integration of technology into teaching and learning programmes in ways that maximise student learning outcomes. Her considerable experience in building and leading e-learning communities for teachers and students includes introducing and coordinating TeachMeetNZ, which promotes conversations on effective pedagogies (including ESOL), being actively involved in the Flat Connections Global Project and leading groups of teachers on Connected Educator. She was a recipient of an e-fellowship with CORE Education Ltd in 2011 and TeachNZ fellowship in 2013.