Early Biliteracy Development: Exploring Young Learners' Use of Their Linguistic Resources by Eurydice B. BauerEarly Biliteracy Development: Exploring Young Learners' Use of Their Linguistic Resources by Eurydice B. Bauer

Early Biliteracy Development: Exploring Young Learners' Use of Their Linguistic Resources

EditorEurydice B. Bauer, Mileidis Gort

Paperback | June 10, 2011

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A large and growing number of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the US and around the world have the potential to develop bilingualism and biliteracy if supported in their immediate environment. At the forefront in focusing exclusively on biliteracy development in early childhood across a variety of languages, this book provides both findings from empirical research with young bilinguals in home and school contexts and practical applications of these findings.

Each chapter is structured in a similar format to offer parallel descriptions of the research, including a brief review of related empirical studies, an overview of the methods for data collection and analysis, a description of the main findings, and specific pedagogical implications to support educators' efforts to construct meaningful, challenging, and dynamic literacy and language learning communities where one or more languages are used for communicating and learning.

Pushing the field forward, this book is a valuable resource for helping literacy educators understand and respond to critical issues related to the development of young children's literate competencies in two languages in home and school contexts.

Eurydice Bouchereau Baueris Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USAMileidis Gortis Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy at the University of Miami, School of Education, USA
Title:Early Biliteracy Development: Exploring Young Learners' Use of Their Linguistic ResourcesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.8 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:June 10, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415880181

ISBN - 13:9780415880183

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Table of Contents


1Introduction,Mileidis Gort & Eurydice Bouchereau Bauer

Part IEmergence of Biliteracy: The Preschool Years


2Supporting the Early Development of Biliteracy: The Role of Parents and Caregivers,Eurydice Bouchereau Bauer & Dumisile Mkhize

3Literacy Practices and Language Use among Latino Emergent Bilingual Children inPreschool Contexts, Lucinda Soltero-Gonzalez & Iliana Reyes

4Learning How to Write in English and Chinese: Young Bilingual Kindergarten and FirstGrade Children Explore the Similarities and Differences between Writing Systems, David Yaden, Jr. & Tina Tsai

Part II Biliteracy Development in Early Elementary School


5Evaluation and Revision Processes of Young Bilinguals in a Dual Language ProgramMileidis Gort

6Zehra's Story: Becoming Biliterate in Turkish and English, Zeynep Camlibel & Georgia Garcia

7Traveling on the Biliteracy Highway: Framing Biliteracy from Students' Writings,Mar'Fr'uiz

8The Evolution of Biliterate Writing Development through Simultaneous Bilingual LiteracyInstruction, Wendy Sparrow, Sandra Butvilofsky & Kathy Escamilla

Part III Reflections and Future Directions

9Reflections and Directions for Biliteracy Research,Eurydice Bouchereau Bauer & Mileidis Gort


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