One Child, Two Languages / Edition 2

One Child, Two Languages / Edition 2

by Patton O. Ed Tabors
     
 

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ISBN-10: 155766921X

ISBN-13: 9781557669216

Pub. Date: 02/01/2008

Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Company

Today's early childhood educators are serving more children learning English as a second language than ever—in Head Start alone, nearly 30% of the children speak a language other than English at home.* To support second language learners and put them on the path to academic success, every teacher needs this popular, practical, and highly readable

Overview

Today's early childhood educators are serving more children learning English as a second language than ever—in Head Start alone, nearly 30% of the children speak a language other than English at home.* To support second language learners and put them on the path to academic success, every teacher needs this popular, practical, and highly readable guidebook.

Reflecting 10 years of dramatic change in early education—especially in critical areas like assessment and cultural diversity—the second edition of this bestseller gives teachers up-to-date research, usable information, and essential tools to meet the needs of second language learners in today's learning environments. Leading researcher Patton Tabors equips teachers with the foundation of knowledge they need to

  • apply cutting-edge research to their everyday teaching practices
  • address NAEYC's recommendations for responding to linguistic and cultural diversity
  • use appropriate assessment techniques for children's first and second language, including an easy-to-use observation checklist (on the CD-ROM) to monitor children's English language learning over time
  • discover ways to improve literacy instruction for all children, including literacy practices checklists (on the CD-ROM) that pinpoint areas needing curriculum support
  • understand and attend to the particular needs of internationally adopted children
  • conduct thought-provoking professional discussions with the book-club-ready study guide and materials (on the CD-ROM)

Teachers will also get updates on all the key topics covered in the first edition, including working with parents, understanding the process of second-language acquisition, and using the curriculum and classroom organization to facilitate English language and literacy learning. Ideal for professional development, this book is the best tool a teacher can have to support the language and literacy development and school success of second language learners while honoring their home languages and cultures.

*English Language Learners Focus Group Report, 2002

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557669216
Publisher:
Paul H. Brookes Company
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
225,259
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


About the Author
Foreword to the Second Edition
Mariela M. Pá ez
Foreword to the First Edition
Catherine E. Snow
Preface
Acknowledgments
  1. Introduction
I. The Second-Language-Learning Child's Task
  1. Two Portraits: Juliana and Byong-sun
  2. Getting Started in a Second Language
  3. Speaking a Second Language
  4. Individual Differences in Second-Language
  5. Learning
II. The Teacher's Role
  1. Using Information, Communication, and Classroom Organization to Support Second-Language Learning
  2. Using the Curriculum to Facilitate Second-Language and -Literacy Learning
  3. Working with Parents of Second-Language Learners
  4. Assessing the Development of Second-Language Learners
  5. Developing Effective Early Childhood Programs for Second-Language Learners

III. Internationally Adopted Children

  1. What to Expect, How to Help

References
Appendix A Parent Questionnaire
Appendix B Observing Children Learning English (OCLE)
Study Guide

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