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Provides a model for teaching with literature in today's culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Introduces readers to reader-response theory and practice and theoretical principles concerning how children acquire English as a second language and biliteracy development. Provides rich case studies of three different language learners: a native English speaker, an English learner, and a bilingual English/Spanish student. Teachers of a multi-cultural classroom.
I. LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE THEORY INTO PRACTICE.
1. The Story of Javier and the Turnip.
2. Mapping the Crossroads of Reader-Response and Second Language.
3. Teaching with Literature and English Language and Literacy Development.
II. CASE STUDIES OF CHILDREN.
4. The Native English Speaker: Case Study of Anne.
5. The English Learner: Case Study of Juan.
6. The Bilingual English/Spanish Speaker: Case Study of Eduardo.
III. Literature and Language Crossroads in a Bilingual Classroom.
7. Reader-Response in a Bilingual Classroom.
8. Components of Response-Centered Instruction.
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