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Literacy & Language Research - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive overview of literacy and language research takes you on a journey through the research that has been conducted on children's reading development as well as various theories on language. By reviewing our engaging lessons, you will have the knowledge to do the following:
- Outline research conducted on reading development in children and adults learning a second language
- List and describe Noam Chomsky's key theories on language development
- Detail theories from Lily Wong Fillmore on language learning and second language acquisition
- Explain Thomas and Collier's theories on second language acquisition and language learning
- Discuss the biography, quotes and theories of Stephen Krashen
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1. Overview of Literacy Development Research
In this lesson, you will learn about previous and current research in literacy development that has contributed to our understanding of both youth and adult literacy.
2. Noam Chomsky's Theories on Language
In this lesson, you will learn about the key theories of language development put forth by Noam Chomsky. Following this lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
3. Lily Wong Fillmore's Theories on Language
Learn how renowned education researcher Lily Wong Fillmore's theories can be applied to teaching English language learners in the classroom. This lesson identifies and describes her theories related to language learning and second language acquisition.
4. Thomas & Collier's Theories on Language
If you've heard about the prism model, you'll learn how to apply it in the classroom with this lesson. It describes Thomas and Collier's theories related to language learning and second language acquisition.
5. Stephen Krashen: Theories, Biography & Quotes
Stephen Krashen is a linguistics professor at the University of Southern California. He is known for his theory of second language acquisition. This theory draws upon psychology, linguistics and educational theory.
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