An invaluable sourcebook for teachers, Making It Happen (second edition) explores ways to create meaningful interaction in second language classrooms. Weaving theory and practice together, Richard-Amato has made the text both highly readable and scholarly. Part 1 establishes a solid theoretical foundation for meaningful interaction as the focus of the classroom; Part 2 examines numerous classroom methods and activities for use within an integrated curriculum; Part 3 raises practical issues concerning classroom management and organization; and Part 4 describes actual programs in action. Revised to address the issues most current in language teaching, the second edition offers new chapters on literacy development and language assessment. In addition, new sections highlight learning strategies, use of student portfolios, task-based instruction, theme cycles, the role of grammar in the classroom, and more. A Related Readings section highlights some of the significant concepts in language acquisition theory for further reflection and discussion.Richard-Amato, Patricia A. is the author of 'Making It Happen Interaction in the Second Language Classroom From Theory to Practice' with ISBN 9780201420180 and ISBN 020142018X.