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The Abc Of Teaching Diverse Learners, Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D., Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D. Jan 2011

The Abc Of Teaching Diverse Learners, Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D., Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D.

Faculty Works: Education

As the impending Common Core State Standards (CCSS) seem sure to entail even more assessment in most states, there are increasing demands for teachers to adequately prepare all their students to meet the new standards and achieve passing scores on high-stakes, standardized state assessments. Teachers around the U.S. today are facing new standards, new assessments, and new curricula that they will need to study and incorporate quickly in order to comply with state and federal requirements while doing their best to provide quality education for all of their students.


Pre-Service Esl Teachers’ Instructional Discourse During One-On-One Tutoring, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D., Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D., Jacqueline Endres-Nenchin, Lisa Peluso Jan 2008

Pre-Service Esl Teachers’ Instructional Discourse During One-On-One Tutoring, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D., Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D., Jacqueline Endres-Nenchin, Lisa Peluso

Faculty Works: Education

Teacher discourse or teacher talk is the form of discourse that teachers use when instructing their students. Chaudron (1983) described teacher talk as a particular form of speech used by teachers to instruct their students through language that is clear and explicit. He compared teachers’ speech and native speakers’ speech to nonnative speakers in settings outside the classroom (also called foreigner talk), explaining that differences exist but are not sufficiently systematic or distinct to make teacher talk a ‘special sociolinguistic domain’ (Chaudron 1988: 55): ‘It appears that the adjustments in teacher speech to nonnativespeaking learners serve the temporary purpose of ...