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by Maria Estela Brisk,Margaret M. Harrington

This handbook applies proven techniques, derived from bilingual/bicultural classrooms, to teaching literacy in the twenty-first century. Its goal is to help teachers increase their understanding of bilingual learners in order to maximize instruction. Teachers can use this handbook to expand their understanding of literacy and bilingualism; implement literacy approaches and assess students’ development; and learn through reflection. Practical, flexible format and content. Complete and straightforward instructions, illustrated by case studies, allow teachers to use the strategies in this handbook on their own or in teacher-led study groups. They can select from the variety of approaches the ones which best match their students’ needs and their own teaching style. Student-centered focus.All of the approaches share characteristics that help motivate students of varying language abilities to develop literacy.Field-tested approaches. The approaches have been modified and tested with bilingual students of different ages and language backgrounds in bilingual, ESL, mainstream, special education, and deaf education classes ranging from preschool through high school.New in the Second Edition: *five new approaches with their corresponding classroom implementation;*additional information in each introduction addressing its theme;*new material on issues of language, culture, and literacy development of students completely new to the English language; and*annotated bibliographies with sample books to support literacy within language and content area classes.Literacy and Bilingualism is intended for a broad audience of teachers in any type of classroom where bilingualism plays a role, and is an excellent text for preservice and inservice courses that prepare teachers to work with English language learners.
Download Literacy and Bilingualism: A Handbook for ALL Teachers epub
ISBN: 0805855068
ISBN13: 978-0805855067
Category: Education
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
Author: Maria Estela Brisk,Margaret M. Harrington
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (August 31, 2006)
Pages: 292 pages
ePUB size: 1838 kb
FB2 size: 1325 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 222
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This book gets kind of boring at times, but I had to get it for class. There are a few helpful strategies, but I feel like a lot of what is in here is tips I am already using or have heard of before.
Prince Persie
As an ESOL and Spanish teacher I whole heartedly endorse the purchase and study of this book. It concisely describes literacy and bilingualism. Then it discusses working effectively with students and their myriad linguistic needs. Then, and I love these chapters, it offers extremely precise and helpful descriptions, steps, and examples of teaching methods. It focuses on writing, reading, oral discourse, content areas, working within the confines of district curricula, grouping of students, and even ends with a chapter on assessment. It is pragmatic. I can attest to the fact that the book is well researched and the methods covered are proven by research and the experience of many educators. Moreover, the listing of popular and supportive books to have students read while the teacher implements the described methods is intelligent. Thank you Brisk and Harrington for an inspired work! It's just what the TESOL and FL fields need right now.