Linguistically Appropriate Practice: A Guide for Working with Young Immigrant Children

Linguistically Appropriate Practice: A Guide for Working with Young Immigrant Children

by Roma Chumak-Horbatsch


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442603806
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,204,090
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Roma Chumak-Horbatsch is Associate Professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

Table of Contents

Foreword Jim Cummins ix

Acknowledgements xv

Introduction: The Road to Linguistically Appropriate Practice 1

Part I Laying the Groundwork for Lap 25

1 Immigrant Children in the Classroom 11

2 A Language Portrait of Young Immigrant Children 21

3 Classroom Practices with Young Immigrant Children 37

4 Linguistically Appropriate Practice: Background 51

Part II Setting the Stage for Lap 61

5 Preparing the Classroom for LAP 63

6 Adopting LAP in the Classroom 77

Part III Implementing Lap Activities 97

7 LAP Activities 99

Looking Ahead 145

References 147

Index 155

What People are Saying About This

Paula Markus

... a compelling portrait of the young immigrant child as a budding bilingual who brings immense language strengths to the school setting, but who also faces challenges in maintaining a dual linguistic identity there.

Dolly Fox

I have found the LAP program to be invaluable in promoting home languages in my kindergarten classroom. The book should be a welcome resource for primary teachers and teachers in training, offering a creative source of activities and new ideas that are easy to apply at school and home and that enhance all subject areas.

Kim Watts

This book provides teachers with provocations to reflect on the experiences of young immigrant children. Each carefully composed chapter takes the reader from reflection to application, offering a celebration of languages, and of the child's sense of self, along the way.

Alma Flor Ada

Effective bilingualism can be a powerful asset. Not only does it foster strong communication at home, allowing the transmission of family and values, it also adds considerable academic and professional strength in life. In this excellent book, Chumak-Horbatsch offers language practices based on experience that will enrich the development of all children.

Kelleen Toohey

This imaginative and immensely useful book offers a wealth of practical strategies to support effective bilingual learning in the classroom.... A must read for elementary teachers and for early childhood educators!

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