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Updated April, 2009


The following materials have been received and are available for review. Contact the Book Review Editor for books and the CALL Media Review Editor for media materials. When asking to review a book, include the following in your message. Please do this even if you have given us this information before!

  1. The author(s) and title of the book you wish to review. If you are interested in more than one book, list them in rank order of preference.
  2. Your full name and highest academic degree received.
  3. Your current affiliation if any.
  4. A short description of your research interests.
  5. A postal address to which the book should be sent.

If you are selected to review a book, we will mail you a copy along with further instructions. Reviews must be completed within eight weeks of receipt of the book or the book must be returned.

Classroom Texts

Díaz-Rico, L. T. (2008). A course for teaching English learners. Boston, Pearson. 381 pp.

Tredinnick, M. (2008). Writing well: The essential guide. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. 239 pp.

Resource Books

Anders, P. and B. Guzzetti, Eds. (2005). Literacy instruction in the content areas. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 306 pp.

Anderson, J., Kendrick, M., Rogers, T., & Smythe, S. (Eds.). (2005). Portraits of literacy across families, communities, and schools: Intersections and tensions. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Dooly, M. (Ed.). (2008). Telecollaborative Language Learning: A guidebook to moderating intercultural collaboration online. Bern, Peter Lang. 196 pp.

Dornyei, Z. (2005). The psychology of the language learner: Individual differences in second language acquisition. Mahwah, NJ: LEA

Echevarria, J. and A. Graves (2007). Sheltered content instruction: Teaching English language learners with diverse abilities. Boston, Pearson. 183 pp.

Faltis, C. J. and C. A. Coulter (2008). Teaching English learners and immigrant students in secondary schools. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson. 176 pp.

Fisher, D., Rothenberg, C., and Frey, N. (2007). Language learners in the English classroom. Urbana, Illinois, NCTE. 181 pp.

Fishman, J. A. (2006). Do not leave your language alone: The hidden status agendas within corpus planning in language policy. Mahwah, NJ: LEA

Flurkey, A., Paulson, E., & Goodman, K. (Eds.). (2008). Scientific realism in studies of reading. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

González, N., L. Moll, et al. (2005). Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practices in households, communities, and classrooms. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 307 pp.

Israel, S., C. Collins Block, et al., Eds. (2005). Metacognition in literacy learning: Theory, assessment, instruction, and professional development. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 440 pp.

Kucer, S. B. and C. Silva (2005). Teaching the dimensions of literacy. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 406 pp.

Laidlaw, L. (2005). Reinventing curriculum: A complex perspective on literacy and writing. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

McKeough, A., L. Phillips, et al., Eds. (2005). Understanding literacy development: A global view. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 235 pp.

Olson, D., & Torrance, N. (Eds.). (2009). The Cambridge handbook of literacy. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. 601 pp.

Richards, J. and S. Miller (2005). Doing academic writing in education: Connecting the personal and the professional. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 213 pp.

Shearer Mariotti, A., & Homan, S. P. (2005). Linking reading assessment to instruction: An application worktext for elementary classroom teachers (4th ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Singhal, M. (2006). Landing a College Job: A Practical Guide for English, ESL and Foreign Language Job Seekers. The Reading Matrix Inc.

Withaus, C. (2005). Teaching and evaluating writing in the age of computers and high-stakes testing. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Under Review

Berlin, L. (2005). Contextualizing college ESL classroom praxis: A participatory approach to effective instruction. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Comings, J., Garner, B., & Smith, C. (Eds.). (2005). Review of adult learning and literacy: Connecting research, policy, and practice (Vol. 5). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 242pp

Cummins, J., K. Brown, et al. (2007). Literacy, technology, and diversity: Teaching for success in changing times. Boston, Pearson. 280 pp.

Flood, J., Heath, S. B., & Lapp, D. (Eds.). (2008). Handbook of research on teaching literacy through the communicative and visual arts, volume II. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Gunning, T. G. (2006). Closing the literacy gap. Boston, Pearson. 228 pp.

Paris, S. G. and S. A. Stahl, Eds. (2005). Children's reading comprehension and assessment. Center for improvement of early reading achievement. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 420 pp.

Polette, K. (2008). Teaching grammar through writing: Activities to develop writer's craft in ALL students in grades 4-12. Boston, Pearson. 187 pp.

Popp, M. S. (2005). Teaching language and literature in elementary classrooms: A resource book for professional development, 2e. Mahwah, NJ: LEA

Reagan, T. (2005). Non-western educational traditions: Indigenous approaches to educational thought and practice (3rd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 308pp.

Reiss, J. (2008). 102 content strategies for English language learners: Teaching for academic success in grades 3-12. Upper Saddle River, Pearson. 187 pp.

Rothenberg, C. and D. Fisher (2007). Teaching English language learners: A differentiated approach. Upper Saddle River, Pearson. 273 pp.

Saville-Troike, M. (2006). Introducing Second Language Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 206pp.

Strauss, S. L. (2005). The linguistics, neurology, and politics of phonics: Silent 'E' speaks out. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 203pp.

Wurr, A. J. and Hellebrandt, J. (Eds.) (2007). Learning the Language of Global Citizenship: Service-Learning in Applied Linguistics. Bolton, MA: Anker & Jossey-Bass Publishing. 441 pp.

Zwier, L and Bennett, G. (2006). Teaching a lexis-based academic writing course: A guide to building academic vocabulary. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press. 246 pp.