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Children’s Literature in Multilingual Classrooms has been reviewed in the prestigious Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education.

Angelpreet Singh and Diane Dagenais from Simon Fraser University write:

‘This book provides a wealth of information on a range of projects, including exemplary collaborative action research projects, where more than one language is used and plurilingual repertoires are seen as a resource for reading and writing. The fascinating descriptions of pedagogical innovations offer an expanded view of language choice in literacy instruction and provide concrete details that can guide future research and educational practice … This is an important book aimed primarily at teachers, teacher educators, and graduate students, but it is also an inspiring resource for anyone interested in minority language learners’ use of their first language in educational contexts … [It] compels us to move forward by thinking deeply about concrete ways of fostering relationships among learners, their languages and the languages of their communities. We highly recommend this book to all readers who are seeking new possibilities for literacy work in multilingual settings.’

Edited by Christine Hélot, Raymonde Sneddon and Nicola Daly, this collection explores new forms of pedagogy and presents inspiring examples, such as the ‘Little Books’, that teachers can adapt to the circumstances and interests of all the children in their classrooms.

Buy Children’s Literature in Multilingual Classrooms from the IOE Press website.

The full review article is available for purchase on the journal publisher’s website.


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