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

Edited By Diance August, Timothy Shanahan Copyright 2008
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


    Diance August, Timothy Shanahan