Vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of students' future academic success across the curriculum. Longman Cornerstone and Longman Keystone provide explicit instruction in academic vocabulary throughout all levels of the series.

Content-rich readings from across the curriculum paired with modeled learning strategies equip students with the tools they need to achieve academic success as they transition to mainstream classrooms.

A well-organized, yet easy-to-use roadmap of skills is essential to helping your students achieve success. The step-by-step lesson plan and built-in strategies for differentiated instruction ensures that every learner gets the support he or she needs to achieve long term academic success.


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About the Authors

Anna Uhl Chamot (Keystone & Cornerstone) is a professor of secondary education and a faculty advisor for ESL in George Washington University’s Department of Teacher Preparation. She has been a researcher and teacher trainer in content-based second-language learning and language-learning strategies. She co-designed and has written extensively about the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) and spent seven years implementing the CALLA model in the Arlington Public Schools in Virginia.


Research-Based Academic Skills and Strategies for Newcomers
How to Teach Learning Strategies to English Language Learners

Jim Cummins (Cornerstone) is the Canada Research Chair in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on literacy development in multilingual school contexts, as well as on the potential roles of technology in promoting language and literacy development. His recent publications include: The International Handbook of English Language Teaching (co-edited with Chris Davison) and Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Teaching for Success in Changing Times (with Kristin Brown and Dennis Sayers).


Challenge of Learning Academic English

John De Mado (Keystone) has been an energetic force in the field of Language Acquisition for several years. He is founder and president of John De Mado Language Seminars, Inc., an educational consulting firm devoted exclusively to language acquisition and literacy issues. John, who speaks a variety of languages, has authored several textbook programs and produced a series of music CD/DVDs designed to help students acquire other languages. John is recognized nationally, as well as internationally, for his insightful workshops, motivating keynote addresses, and humor-filled delivery style.



Where Language Flourishes

Sharroky Hollie (Keystone & Cornerstone) is an assistant professor in teacher education at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His expertise is in the field of professional development, African-American education, and second-language methodology. He is an urban literacy visiting professor at Webster University, St. Louis. Sharroky is the Executive Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CCRTL) and the co-founding director of the nationally acclaimed Culture and Language Academy of Success (CLAS).


Using Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching to Enhance Learning for All Students