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UDL for Language Learners


Caroline Torres & Kavita Rao



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About the Book

How do we help language learners—those whose primary language is not the language of instruction—become resourceful, motivated, and strategic?

In UDL for Language Learners, authors Caroline Torres and Kavita Rao address this critical problem of teaching practice. Whether they are newcomers or natural-born citizens, language learners are in a highly diverse group with widely varying needs, in addition to their language acquisition needs. Differences in academic and cultural backgrounds can present special challenges for teachers who are trying to help all of their students meet common goals and standards.

This book shows teachers how to plan for that variability and anticipate special challenges. The result: lessons that empower such students to achieve at high levels. Detailed vignettes illustrate how teachers can apply UDL in the classroom. The authors share strategies and design processes relevant to specific grades and content or skill areas.

UDL for Language Learners is available in paperback ($35.00, 154 pages, 6x9″, ISBN: 9781930583290) and EPUB formats ($35.00, ISBN: 9781930583238).

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About the Authors

Caroline Torres, PhD, teaches second language teaching to preservice and inservice teachers at Kapi‘olani Community College in Hawaii and provides professional development to K–12 teachers on working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. She has worked in schools across the Hawaiian islands and in Japan.

Kavita Rao, PhD, is a professor of special education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research focuses on instructional and assistive technology, UDL, online learning, and technology-related strategies for culturally and linguistically diverse students. 

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Variability of Language Learners and the UDL Design Cycle
  • Chapter 2: Content and Language Development
  • Chapter 3: Developing Reading Across the Curriculum
  • Chapter 4: Developing Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Chapter 5: Developing Vocabulary Across the Curriculum
  • Chapter 6: Developing Integrated Language
  • Conclusion: Using UDL in Your Classroom
  • References
  • Index
  • About the Authors

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