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One child, two languages : a guide for preschool educators of children learning English as a second language

Author: Patton O Tabors
Publisher: Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub., ©1997.
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Written expressly for teachers, this highly readable guide offers the specific techniques needed to facilitate the natural progression of second-language acquisition in young children. Teachers will learn how to create a supportive classroom environment for children learning English as a second language - with effective ways to measure progress, address individual differences, and work with parents - while  Read more...
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Tabors, Patton O.
One child, two languages.
Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub., c1997
(OCoLC)647672946
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patton O Tabors
ISBN: 155766272X 9781557662729
OCLC Number: 35593518
Description: xv, 195 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Catherine E. Snow. Ch. 1. Introduction --
Pt. I. The Second-Language-Learning Child's Task. Ch. 2. Two Portraits: Juliana and Byong-sun. Ch. 3. Getting Started in a Second Language. Ch. 4. Speaking a Second Language. Ch. 5. Individual Differences in Second-Language Learning --
Pt. II. The Teacher's Role. Ch. 6. Using Communication and Classroom Organization to Support Second-Language Learning. Ch. 7. Using the Curriculum to Facilitate Second-Language Learning. Ch. 8. Working with Parents of Second-Language Learners. Ch. 9. Assessing the Development of Second-Language Learners. Ch. 10. Developing Effective Preschool Programs for Second-Language Learners.
Responsibility: by Patton O. Tabors ; [foreword by Catherine E. Snow].

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Written expressly for teachers, this highly readable guide offers the specific techniques needed to facilitate the natural progression of second-language acquisition in young children. Teachers will learn how to create a supportive classroom environment for children learning English as a second language - with effective ways to measure progress, address individual differences, and work with parents - while acknowledging the importance of children's home languages and cultures. Delivering ideas designed for easy implementation in developmentally appropriate classrooms. One Child, Two Languages combines research findings with firsthand observations of linguistically and culturally diverse children. Early childhood educators will welcome this book as an important resource for making their classrooms responsive to second-language-learning children and their families.

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"a comprehensive and readable resource that early childhood teachers, administrators, and parents will find insightful and invaluable"

 
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