Research Bibliography for Language Central


Anderson, R., E. Heibert, J. Scott, and I. Wilkinson.

“The Report of the Commission on Reading.” Becoming a Nation of Readers. The National Institute of Education, 1985.


Armbruster, B. B., F. Lehr, J. Osborn.

Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read. Partnership for Reading, Washington, D.C., 2001.


August, Diane and T. Shanahan, eds.

Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners: Report of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006.


Beck, I. L., M. G. McKeown, and L. Kucan.

Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary. The Guilford Press, 2002.


Blachowicz, C. and P. J. Fisher.

Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms. Pearson Education, Inc. 2002


Coyne, M., D. C. Simmons, and E. J. Kame’enui.

 “Vocabulary Instruction for Young Children at Risk of Experiencing Reading Difficulties.” Vocabulary Instruction: Research to Practice. The Guilford Press, 2004.


Cummins, Jim.

 “Reading Instruction and Reading Achievement Among EL Students.”


Cummins, Jim.

 “Supporting ESL Students in Learning the Language of Science.”


Cummins, Jim.

  “The Three Pillars of English Language Learning.”


Dutro, Susana.

A Focused Approach to Frontloading English Language Instruction. ToucanEd, 2003.


García, Georgia Earnest.

“English Learners and Literacy: Best Practices.”


Gibbons, Pauline.

Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning: Teaching Second Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom. Heinemann, 2002.


Hall, Basia.

“Differentiated Instruction: Reaching All Students.”


Hudelson, Sarah, L. Poynor, and P. Wolfe. 

“Teaching Bilingual and ESL Children and Adolescents.” Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts. Lawrence Erlbaum, 2003.


Izquierdo, Elena.

“The Concept of Transfer.”


Juel, C.

“The Impact of Early School Experiences on Initial Reading.” Handbook ofEarly Literacy Research, vol 2. The Guilford Press, 2005.


Juel, C., G. Biancarosa, D. Cocker, and R. Deffes.

 “Walking with Rosie: A Cautionary tale of Early Reading Instruction,” Educational Leadership, April 2003.


Key, Shirley Gholston.

“Diversity in Science Education.”


Mora, Jill Kerper.



National Reading Panel.

Teaching Children to Read. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 1999.


National Research Council.

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Reading Success. National Academy Press, 1999.


Robbins, C. and L. Ehri.

“Reading Storybooks to Kindergartners Helps Them to Learn New Vocabulary Words.” Journal of Educational Psychology, vol. 86, no. 1 (1994).


Scarcella, Robin.

Accelerating Academic English: A Focus on the English Learner. Regents of the University of California, 2003.


Snow, C., and P. O. Tabors.

“Language Skills That Relate to Literacy Development.” Language and Literacy In Early Childhood Education. Teachers College Press, 1993.


Snow, C., S. Burns, and P. Griffin, eds.

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children. National Academy Press, 1988. 


Thonis, Eleanor.

 The English-Spanish Connection. Santillana Publishing Co., 1983.


Whitehurst, G. J. and C. J. Lonigan.

“Child Development and Emergent Literacy.” Child Development, vol. 68, 1998.


Wong Fillmore, Lily.

 “English Language Development: Acquiring the Language Needed for Literacy and Learning.” 


Wong Fillmore, Lily.

“Preparing English Language Learners for Assessment.”


Wong Fillmore, Lily and Catherine E. Snow.

“What Teachers Need to Know About Language.” What Teachers Need to Know About Language. The Center for Applied Linguistics and Delta Systems Co., Inc., 2002.