Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children

This book sets a high standard for rigor and scientific approach to the study of bilingualism and provides new insights regarding the critical issues of theory and practice, including the interdependence of linguistic knowledge in ...

Author: D. Kimbrough Oller

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853595705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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This book sets a high standard for rigor and scientific approach to the study of bilingualism and provides new insights regarding the critical issues of theory and practice, including the interdependence of linguistic knowledge in bilinguals, the role of socioeconomic status, the effect of different language usage patterns in the home, and the role of schooling by single-language immersion as opposed to systematic training in both home and target languages. The rich landscape of outcomes reported in the volume will provide a frame for interpretation and understanding of effects of bilingualism for years to come.

Language and Literacy Development in Bilingual Settings

Grounded in state-of-the-art research, this book explores how English language learners develop both the oral language and literacy skills necessary for school success.

Author: Aydin Yücesan Durgunoglu

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606239551

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

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Grounded in state-of-the-art research, this book explores how English language learners develop both the oral language and literacy skills necessary for school success. Chapters examine the cognitive bases of English acquisition, and how the process is different for children from alphabetic (such as Spanish) and nonalphabetic (such as Chinese) language backgrounds. The book addresses a key challenge facing educators and clinicians: identifying students whose poor English skills may indicate an underlying impairment, as opposed to still-developing language proficiency. Implications for diagnosis, intervention, and instruction are highlighted throughout.

Emergent Literacy Spectrum of Bilingual Children in India

The book provides crucial knowledge and useful tips for professionals, teachers, and informed parents in their teaching-learning activities with children.

Author: Prema K. S. Rao

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ISBN: 1536189251

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Page: 156

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Literacy is an individual's ability to read and write. The complexities of skills required to be literate raise an intriguing question: "how does one become literate?" Literacy skills emerge during early childhood (known as emergent literacy) and lead a child towards the path of reading. Many precursors such as oral language skills, phonological awareness skills, and written language (print) awareness skills facilitate the development of emergent literacy. The subcomponents within each of these precursors have a very intricate relationship with one another. The attempts made over the last few decades to understand the components of literacy, the stages of literacy acquisition in children, and literacy failure in school children are evident in research reports, but the focus appears to be skewed towards monolingual children. As a result, a void exists when one encounters a bilingual child for assessment. However, studies from linguistically diverse countries in recent years highlight the differences in early literacy behaviors of monolingual children and bilingual children. As a consequence, the knowledge gap is slowly narrowing to recognize the emergent literacy spectrum in bilingual children who are known to have cognitive advantages. Since cognition, language, and literacy fall on a continuum, there are bound to be advantages for bilingual/multilingual children in the development of early literacy behaviors. The available information supports the idea of cognitive benefits derived through exposure to languages, emphasizing that communication is more important than the specific linguistic units used by the teachers. Emergent Literacy Spectrum of Bilingual Children in India describes the concepts, components, and dimensions of literacy and emergent literacy; bilingualism; language and script-diaspora in the Indian context; the continuum of language and literacy; language policy for education in India; challenges for identification, assessment, and promotion of emergent literacy skills in India; and typical examples in Indian languages with research evidence for understanding the spectrum of emergent literacy in bilingual children. A theoretical rationale is given for each of the concepts followed by simple descriptions, examples, and illustrations. The book provides crucial knowledge and useful tips for professionals, teachers, and informed parents in their teaching-learning activities with children. Researchers may explore the ideas discussed in the monograph by pursuing studies to augment our knowledge of the acquisition of literacy in bilingual children. The author's many years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in the Indian subcontinent suggests that there is scanty information on emergent literacy in Indian bilingual children. Several interactions held with professionals and preschool teachers during workshops and seminars have indicated that there is a great need to enhance the knowledge base on emergent/early literacy, its development, and the likelihood of failures in literacy acquisition in children. The publication is useful to all professionals working with young children, educational administrators as well as policymakers.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment.

Author: Barbara Zurer Pearson

Publisher: Living Language

ISBN: 9781400009503

Category: Education

Page: 368

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If you would like your children to experience the benefits of becoming bilingual, but you aren’t sure how to teach them a second language, then Raising a Bilingual Child is the perfect step-by-step guide for you. Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment. It offers both an overview of why parents should raise their children to speak more than one language and detailed steps parents can take to integrate two languages into their child’s daily routine. Raising a Bilingual Child also includes inspirational first-hand accounts from parents. It dispels the myth that bilingualism may hinder a child’s academic performance and explains that learning languages at a young age can actually enhance a child’s overall intellectual development.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Teaches parents who want their children to learn a second language how to create a positive bilingual environment by integrating two languages into a child's daily routine.

Author: Barbara Zurer Pearson

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1400023343

Category: Education

Page: 346

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Teaches parents who want their children to learn a second language how to create a positive bilingual environment by integrating two languages into a child's daily routine.

Home Pages

This book aims to show how teachers can build on children's home experience when they write in the classroom.

Author: Charmian Kenner

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1858562120

Category: Education

Page: 92

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By the time children come to school they have participated in literacy events in English and perhaps other languages at home. The texts used in these events such as alphabet charts, calendars, newspapers and videos are significant, helping children to understand how written language works. This book aims to show how teachers can build on children's home experience when they write in the classroom. Based on a year-long research project in a south London nursery class, the book offers practical guidance on creating a multilingual literacy environment in the early years. Ideas include finding out about children's literacy worlds, encouraging families to bring materials in home languages into school and inviting parents to act as readers and writers in the classroom. Case studies show how children can all benefit from multilingual literacy activities as part of the curriculum , finding a role for themselves as writers, comparing script systems, and preparing texts for specific purposes. The author grounds her discussion in a theoretical framework which unites research on emergent literacy with that on bilingual learning and illustrates this lively account with examples of children's writing.

Bilinguality and Literacy

The new edition of Bilinguality and Literacy argues that bilingual children's literacy learning in English is necessarily an intercultural process.

Author: Manjula Datta

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474276238

Category: Education

Page: 288

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The new edition of Bilinguality and Literacy argues that bilingual children's literacy learning in English is necessarily an intercultural process. Children's voices are strong in this revised, updated and expanded edition and looks closely at bilingual children's writing development in view of the Ofsted statement that 'fluent bilingual pupils struggle with writing (2003).' Bilinguality and Literacy will be of interest to undergraduate students of applied linguistics, teacher training courses, and academics researching multilingualism and literacy.

Bilingualism in Development

Describes how intellectual development of bilingual children differs from that of monolingual children.

Author: Ellen Bialystok

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521635071

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Describes how intellectual development of bilingual children differs from that of monolingual children.

Understanding Language and Literacy Development

Innovative and timely, this is an invaluable resource to assist in meeting the teaching challenges of 21st-century classrooms.

Author: Xiao-lei Wang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470674291

Category: Education

Page: 455

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"Connects language and literacy development to identity and motivation to contextualize learning styles for pre-service teachers"--

Literacy Success for Emergent Bilinguals

This practical book will help early childhood teachers (preK–2) understand and respond to the multiple influences (school, home, and societal) that affect emergent bilingual children’s academic achievement.

Author: Theresa A. Roberts

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807775585

Category: Education

Page: 165

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This practical book will help early childhood teachers (preK–2) understand and respond to the multiple influences (school, home, and societal) that affect emergent bilingual children’s academic achievement. The author explains the foundations of first- and second-language development and then provides teaching and curriculum practices specific to reading and English language arts. Chapters address incorporating first-language strengths, acquiring a second language, learning to read, building vocabulary, comprehending and thinking with text and language, helping children persevere, and more. Approaches for collaborating with families accompany each chapter. This book is designed to help teachers understand the underlying principles so they can modify, develop, and adjust their practice to be most effective for the emergent bilingual children they teach. It is a valuable resource for developing bilingual programs, teacher preparation, and professional development. “An excellent resource for PreK–2 educators who need to know how to effectively implement school standards and fortify children's primary languages to guarantee their success.” —Anita Pandey, Morgan State University & Author, Language Building Blocks: Essential Linguistics for Early Childhood Educators “It is rare to find a scholar with as much commitment to making research real for teachers as Theresa Roberts. This book is a gift to teachers and to teacher education.” —Sharon Walpole, Delaware University “This book offers critical information that will enable educators to start students down the road of literacy and language mastery from the moment they enter a classroom.” —Sara Tellman Veloz, founder, Buckerfield Educational Consulting, Inc.

Multilingualism Literacy and Dyslexia

With the increase in international schools around the globe and the ever growing desire for parents to ensure that their children become proficient in English, this book will appeal to teachers, teaching assistants, specialists, and all ...

Author: Lindsay Peer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317482963

Category: Education

Page: 252

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This fully revised new edition provides advice on the identification, assessment and support of bilingual learners and assists practitioners in identifying the difference between literacy difficulties due to bilingualism or multilingualism and dyslexia. An essential text for staff development, it includes innovative approaches in technology and teaching programmes beneficial to multilingual learners and advice on learning additional languages. With contributions from experts from across the globe, this book will provide guidance on key themes, including: the assessment of multilingual learners the impact of dyslexia on bilingualism the literacy challenges facing learners from Indigenous cultures the role of the SENCO in identifying children with English as an additional language and Dyslexia the emotional needs of learners with bi/multilingualism and Dyslexia This book will provide guidance to anyone involved in literacy development and language learning. With the increase in international schools around the globe and the ever growing desire for parents to ensure that their children become proficient in English, this book will appeal to teachers, teaching assistants, specialists, and all other practitioners who work with bi/multilingual children.

Bilingual Children s Language and Literacy Development

This book contains case studies relating the experience of bilingual children in various settings in New Zealand primary schools.

Author: Roger Barnard

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853597112

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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This book contains case studies relating the experience of bilingual children in various settings in New Zealand primary schools. The contexts include a Maori bilingual school, a Samoan bilingual unit, and mainstream classrooms which cater for immigrant and deaf children. Suggestions for educational policy, teacher development and research are made.

Childhood Bilingualism

This book contains reports of research on bilingualism in infants and children as well as perspectives from those involved in cross-linguistic research on language development, literacy development in bilingual children, and ...

Author: Peggy D. McCardle

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853598692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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This book contains reports of research on bilingualism in infants and children as well as perspectives from those involved in cross-linguistic research on language development, literacy development in bilingual children, and psycholinguistic research on bilingualism in adults. It offers a fresh multidisciplinary perspective and next steps for research on childhood bilingualism.

Multilingualism Literacy and Dyslexia

This timely book provides: current and informative guidance for practitioners involved in areas of literacy, multilingualism and dyslexia, invaluable advice on assessment and support for bilingual learners and those needing to acquire a ...

Author: Lindsay Peer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136608988

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This timely book provides: current and informative guidance for practitioners involved in areas of literacy, multilingualism and dyslexia, invaluable advice on assessment and support for bilingual learners and those needing to acquire a modern foreign language, an essential text for staff development in this area, reference to innovative approaches in technology and other teaching programs beneficial to multilingual learners, advice on learning additional languages. With contributions from international practitioners and researchers, this book will provide guidance to anyone involved in literacy development, language learning and teaching

Language Power and Pedagogy

This volume reviews the research and theory relating to instruction and assessment of bilingual pupils, focusing not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect ...

Author: Jim Cummins

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853594733

Category: Education

Page: 309

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As linguistic diversity increases in countries around the world, policy-makers and educators are faced with complex and conflictual issues regarding appropriate ways of educating a multilingual school population. This volume reviews the research and theory relating to instruction and assessment of bilingual pupils, focusing not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher-pupil interaction in the classroom.

Heritage and School Language Literacy Development in Migrant Children

Oller, D.K. and Eilers, R.E. (eds) (2002) Language and Literacy in Bilingual
Children (Child Language and Child Development, 2). Clevedon: Multilingual
Matters. Oriyama, K. (2011) The effects of the sociocultural context on heritage
language ...

Author: Raphael Berthele

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783099061

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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This book discusses literacy development in heritage language speakers and presents the results of four different quantitative studies that investigate the transfer of literacy skills in bi- and multilingual language development. The empirical studies focus on different populations of pupils, most of them located in various parts of Switzerland, and emphasise the potential residing in shared or transferred resources between their heritage languages and the languages spoken in the region to which their family has immigrated. The goal of all studies was to gain an understanding of the factors, both linguistic and non-linguistic in nature, that contribute to the development of language skills in both the heritage and school languages. Theoretical assumptions are put to the test via hypothesis testing and the generally shared assumptions on bilingual education are questioned based on the data. Furthermore, methodological problems in the investigation of linguistic interdependence are discussed. This book contributes to the scholarly investigation of potential beneficial effects in academic proficiency across languages in migrant children.

The Bilingual Advantage

This comprehensive account of bilingualism examines the importance of using students' native languages as a tool for supporting higher levels of learning.

Author: Diane Rodriguez

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807755105

Category: Education

Page: 161

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This comprehensive account of bilingualism examines the importance of using students' native languages as a tool for supporting higher levels of learning. The authors highlight the social, linguistic, neuro-cognitive, and academic advantages of bilingualism, as well as the challenges faced by English language learners and their teachers in schools across the United States. They describe effective strategies for using native languages, even when the teacher lacks proficiency in that language. This resource addresses both the latest research and theory on native language instruction, along with its practical application (the what, the why, and how) in K-8 classrooms.

Early Biliteracy Development

Pushing the field forward, this book is a valuable resource for helping literacy educators understand and respond to critical issues related to the development of young children’s literate competencies in two languages in home and school ...

Author: Eurydice B. Bauer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136962110

Category: Education

Page: 224

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A large and growing number of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the US and around the world have the potential to develop bilingualism and biliteracy if supported in their immediate environment. At the forefront in focusing exclusively on biliteracy development in early childhood across a variety of languages, this book provides both findings from empirical research with young bilinguals in home and school contexts and practical applications of these findings. Each chapter is structured in a similar format to offer parallel descriptions of the research, including a brief review of related empirical studies, an overview of the methods for data collection and analysis, a description of the main findings, and specific pedagogical implications to support educators’ efforts to construct meaningful, challenging, and dynamic literacy and language learning communities where one or more languages are used for communicating and learning. Pushing the field forward, this book is a valuable resource for helping literacy educators understand and respond to critical issues related to the development of young children’s literate competencies in two languages in home and school contexts.

One Child Two Languages

Practical, engaging guide to helping early childhood educators understand and address the needs of English language learners.

Author: Patton O. Tabors

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015073667738

Category: Education

Page: 255

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Practical, engaging guide to helping early childhood educators understand and address the needs of English language learners.