Each Chapter begins with an “Introduction.”
Foreword: Alma Flor Ada.
Prefacio: Alma Flor Ada.
Part I: Pensamiento Y Cultura: La Integracin De Nuestras Ideas/Thought and Culture: The Integration of our Ideas.
1.Society, Culture, and Literacy.
Multiculturalism: A Matter of Definition?
Culture and Schooling.
Cultural Repertoire or Culture and Power.
2.The Child Learner.
Language Development in Bilingual Home Environments.
Language Development Process.
Characteristics of Language.
Native Language Instruction
Classrooms as Contexts for Biliteracy.
PART II El Salon y la Practica/Classroom and Practice.
4. Early Years of Reading and Writing.
The Instructional Environment and Authentic Literacy Events.
Classroom Activity 4.1 Attendance Activity.
Creating Meaningful Enabling Environments.
Classroom Activity 4.2 School as a Work Place-A Thematic Unit.
Integrating Language Instruction.
Classroom Activity 4.3 Integrated Reading/Writing and Predictable Books.
5. Developing Proficiency in Reading and Writing.
Classroom Social Roles for Literacy.
Grouping Strategies for Literacy.
Reading and Writing with Literature.
Classroom Activity 5.1 Life in the Circus .
Classroom Activity 5.2 Elementos de un cuento [Elements of a story].
Strategies for Reading and Writing.
English Literacy Instruction.
6. Literacy in the Content Areas.
The Content Areas.
Classroom Activity 6.1 Math Vocabulary Activity.
Comprehension Strategies in the Content Areas.
Study Skills as a Theme.
Content Literacy in English.
Part III Asesoramiento Y Recursos/Assessment And Resources.
The Purpose of Assessment.
An Array of Classroom Assessment Strategies.
The Relationship of Physical Environment and Literacy.
Evaluating and Selecting Literature.
Children's Literature for Primary Grades.
Children's Literature for Intermediate Grades.
Content Area Children's Books.