1st Edition

Developing Reading and Writing in Second-Language Learners
Lessons from the Report of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth. Published by Routledge for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

ISBN 9780805862096
Published August 9, 2007 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

A Co-Publication of Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. and The International Reading Association

This book is a shorter version of the full volume Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners reporting the findings of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth. The Panel – a distinguished group of expert researchers in reading, language, bilingualism, research methods, and education – was appointed to identify, assess, and synthesize research on the literacy education of language-minority children and youth. In this book, chapters adapted from the original report concisely summarize what is known from empirical research about the development of literacy in language-minority children and youth, including development, environment, instruction, and assessment.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction and Methodology, Diane August and Timothy Shanahan

Chapter 2: Demographic Overview, Diane August

Chapter 3: Development of Literacy in Language-Minority Students, Nonie Lesaux and Esther Geva with Keiko Koda, Linda Sigel, and Timothy Shanahan

Chapter 4: Cross-Linguistic Relationships, Fred Genesee, Esther Geva, Cheryl Dressler, and Michael Kamil

Chapter 5: Sociocultural Contexts and Literacy Development, Claude Goldenberg, Robert S. Rueda, and Diane August

Chapter 6: Instruction and Professional Development, Diane August, Isabel Beck, Margarita Calderon, David Francis, Nonie Lesaux with Frederick Erickson and Linda Siegel

Chapter 7: Language and Literacy Assessment, Georgia Earnest Garcia, Gail McKoon, and Diane August

Chapter 8: Cross-Cutting Themes, Catherine Snow

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