Janice Pilgreen's mission for English Learners and the Secret Language of School is simple: If this book can provide some measure of guidance for teachers whose goal it is to support English learners, then it will have been a worthwhile effort. She taught English and ESL for 22 years and was motivated to write this book because she knew firsthand the uncertainties that teachers face in trying to help ELLs acquire academic English. Today she is Professor of Literacy Education and Director of the Literacy Center at the University of La Verne and conducts workshops on content-area comprehension and sustained silent reading. Jan is also the author of the popular Heinemann title The SSR Handbook.
"Altogether, this is a thoroughly researched, well-organized, and highly readable book."-Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy