Selected Articles

The K-3 Guide to Academic Conversations:
Practices, Scaffolds, and Activities.
(with Sara Hamerla) (2017) Corwin Press.

Academic language mastery: Conversational discourse in context.  (2016) Corwin Press.

Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms: Essential Practices for Developing Academic Language and Disciplinary Literacy. (2014) Stenhouse.

Building Academic Language: Meeting Common Core Standards Across Disciplines, Grades 5–12, Second Edition. (2014). Jossey-Bass.

Academic Conversations:  Classroom talk that fosters critical thinking and content understandings. (2011) Stenhouse.

​Building Reading Comprehension Habits in Grades 6-12: A Toolkit of Classroom Activities, Second Edition  (2010) International Literacy Association.

Literacy practices that adolescents deserve: Opportunities to develop oral language. (Interactive mini e-book). International Reading Association. (2014).

What conversations can capture . Educational Leadership. Online. (2016) (with Tonya Ward Singer)

Conversing to fortify literacy, language, and learning . Voices from the Middle. National Council of Teachers of English. (2014).  

Strategic mentoring for new teachers of English learners. Language Magazine, June/2012, Journal of Communication and Education.

The right tools for the job: Developing the language of thinking in every class . Educational Leadership, Summer/2008, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Professional Development for Active Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa: Reflectively Practicing a Community-Centered Approach. (September, 2007). Journal of Education for International Development 3:1. U.S. Agency for International Development.

Teacher practices and perspectives for developing academic language. (February 2007) International Journal of Applied Linguistics 17(1), pp. 93-116. Blackwell Publishing.

Integrating academic language, thinking, and content: Learning scaffolds for non-native speakers in the middle grades. (October, 2006). Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp. 317-332, Elsevier.

Teacher Training to Improve Girls’ Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. In N. Popov, C. Wolhuter, C. Heller, & M. Kysilka (Eds.), Comparative Education and Teacher Training. Vol. 4. Sofia, Bulgaria: Bureau for Educational Services. (2006)

The Third Language of Academic English: Five key mental habits help English language learners acquire the language of school. Educational Leadership, DEC-JAN/2005, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.     



Developing Oral Language to Foster Students’ Academic Literacy: Cultivating Students’ Inner Language of Comprehending Through Classroom Conversation. Chapter 8 of the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, 4th Edition. (2017) Edited by Diane Lapp and Douglas Fisher. International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

The Past Is Only Slightly Less Murky Than the Future: Corroborating Multiple Sources From Art and History. Chapter 4 in The Common Core State Standards for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects for English language learners. (With Rhoda Coleman) TESOL International Association.

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