By Diane August, Timothy Shanahan

ISBN-10: 0203937600

ISBN-13: 9780203937600

ISBN-10: 0805862080

ISBN-13: 9780805862089

A Co-Publication of Lawrence Erlbaum affiliates, Inc. and The foreign examining organization This e-book is a shorter model of the entire quantity constructing Literacy in Second-Language inexperienced persons reporting the findings of the nationwide Literacy Panel on Language-Minority childrens and adolescence. The Panel – a special staff of specialist researchers in studying, language, bilingualism, examine tools, and schooling – was once appointed to spot, determine, and synthesize study at the literacy schooling of language-minority youngsters and adolescence. during this booklet, chapters tailored from the unique file concisely summarize what's recognized from empirical examine concerning the improvement of literacy in language-minority young children and adolescence, together with improvement, setting, guideline, and evaluation.

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The same array of word- and text-level skills must be learned, although such learning may begin at a later age, perhaps without the same level of foundation in the cognitive and linguistic precursors to literacy, perhaps with sociocultural presuppositions that differ from those of native speakers, and often by children facing social, fiscal, and familial challenges. , 1999). Disabilities that interfere with normal reading development are estimated to occur in 5% to 15% of the monolingual population.

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