Bringing together the varied and multifaceted expertise of teachers and linguists in one accessible volume, this book presents practical tools, grounded in cutting-edge research, for teaching about language and language diversity in the ELA classroom. By demonstrating practical ways teachers can implement research-driven linguistic concepts in their own teaching environment, each chapter offers real-world lessons as well as clear methods for instructing students on the diversity of language. Written for pre-service and in-service teachers, this book includes easy-to-use lesson plans, pedagogical strategies and activities, as well as a wealth of resources carefully designed to optimize student comprehension of language variation.



Teaching Language Variation and Ideologies—Questions and Strategies
ByMichelle D. Devereaux, Chris C. Palmer


How to Use This Book

ByMichelle D. Devereaux, Chris C. Palmer

part 1|66 pages

Teachers’ Perspectives

chapter Chapter 1|8 pages

“Word Crimes” and Linguistic Ideology

Examining Student Ideas about Language in the English Language Arts Classroom
ByAmy L. Plackowski

chapter Chapter 2|7 pages

Prescriptive and Descriptive Lenses

How a Teacher Worked with Local Linguists to Develop a Language Ideologies Unit
ByAndrew Bergdahl

chapter Chapter 3|7 pages

Profiling, Prejudice, and Prestige

Language Ideologies across Contexts
ByStacy Ishigaki Arevalo

chapter Chapter 4|7 pages

“Working With” Instead of “Pushing Against”

Meeting Testing Standards while Teaching Language Ideologies
ByMike Williams

chapter Chapter 5|7 pages

“Mr. D, Is This, Like, a Real Word?”

Stories of a Linguist in a High School English Classroom
ByJohn A. Damaso

chapter Chapter 6|8 pages

Linguistics in an English Language Arts Class

Elevating Language Awareness
ByBeth Keyser

chapter Chapter 7|7 pages

Using Music to Bridge Language Diversity

ByJillian Ratti

chapter Chapter 8|7 pages

Power, Society, and Identity

Language and Life in a Ninth-Grade English Classroom
ByHolly Hoover

chapter Chapter 9|6 pages

Language Awareness in Education

A Linguist’s Response to Teachers
ByWalt Wolfram

part 2|59 pages

Linguists’ Perspectives

chapter Chapter 10|7 pages

Principles to Navigate the Challenges of Teaching English Language Variation

A Guide for Nonlinguists
ByMike Metz

chapter Chapter 11|8 pages

Teaching Linguistic Diversity as the Rule Rather than the Exception

ByAnne Lobeck

chapter Chapter 12|9 pages

DARE(ing) Language Ideologies

Exploring Linguistic Diversity through Audio Data and Literature in Secondary Language Arts Courses
ByKelly D. Abrams, Trini Stickle

chapter Chapter 13|8 pages

Bringing Critical Language Pedagogy to the Middle School Social Studies Classroom

Lessons for Standard English Learners
ByJessica Hatcher, Jeffrey Reaser

chapter Chapter 14|8 pages

Grammar in the Spanish/English Bilingual Classroom

Three Methods for Teaching Academic Language
ByMary Hudgens Henderson

chapter Chapter 15|11 pages

Attitude Change Is Not Enough

Changing Teacher Practice to Disrupt Dialect Prejudice in the Classroom
ByRebecca Wheeler

chapter Chapter 16|6 pages

Extending the Conversation

Two Teachers’ Response to Linguists
BySuzanne Loosen, Teaira McMurtry

part 3|38 pages

Collaborations between Teachers and Linguists

chapter Chapter 17|9 pages

Using Digital Resources to Teach Language Variation in the Midwest

ByAmanda Sladek, Mattie Lane

chapter Chapter 19|10 pages

Sustained Linguistic Inquiry as a Means of Confronting Language Ideology and Prejudice

ByKristin Denham, David Pippin

chapter Chapter 20|8 pages

“Standard” English, “Classic” Literature

Examining Canonical and Linguistic Ideologies in Huck Finn
ByJeanne Dyches, Cameron Gale