Bilinguality and Literacy

Bilinguality and Literacy

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What are the educational needs of bilingual children? What methods can be deployed to develop their education? And - most important of all - how can their bilinguality be an asset in the classroom? Applying theory and research findings to classroom practice, Bilinguality and Literacy demonstrates how bilingual children can benefit from a sensitive, informed and challenging education. With plentiful case studies and examples of children's work, this rich and optimistic text shows how children's bilinguality provides opportunities for the development of literacy throughout the curriculum. The book includes contributions by Maggie Ross, Li Wei, Peter Cunningham, Ian Menter, and Azar Sheibani, together with a foreword by Colin Baker.We began by reading The Jumbliesa#39;.The children loved the poem and asked me to read it again and again. ... We talked about sounds and shapes of words - rhymes, alliteration and onomatopoeia. The next session began with talk about andanbsp;...

Title:Bilinguality and Literacy
Author:Manjula Datta
Publisher:A&C Black - 2000


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