Learning to Read Through Dual Language Books
- Paperback / softback, 188 pages, 244 mm x 170 mm
- 1 Sep 2009
- Trentham Books Ltd
CONTENTS: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Context and history; 2. Language use and literacy practices in families and communities; 3. Issues in identity; 4. Issues in translation; 5. Magda and Albana; 6. The suraj, the sun, is inside the mashriq, and it comes out; 7. Practice, pleasure and persistence: Collaborative learning in Turkish; 8. Sarah the reader; 9. Mohammed: Learning to read in Gujarati; 10. Bilingual books: Biliterate children? Appendix: Practical ideas for the classroom: Further reading; Website resources; References; Index.
With a lucid writing style, a clear structure, well-selected commentary and observation, and a persuasive overall argument this book promises to inform not only teachers' use of dual language books and resources for some years to come but also their appreciation of how such materials can fit into a broader strategy of education for a multilingual society. - Educational Review ...a stimulating and informative book for teachers, parents and researchers alike ... [this is] a significant and valuable contribution to the field of multi-literacy - NALDIC Quarterly