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One Child, Two Languages: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language (Book with CD-ROM)



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To support second-language learners and put them on the path to academic success, every early childhood educator needs this popular, practical, and highly readable guidebook from leading researcher Patton Tabors. Reflecting the dramatic changes in early education since the first edition was published, this fully revised edition prepares teachers to apply cutting-edge research to their everyday teaching practices, address the recommendations of the National Association for the Education of Young Children for responding to linguistic and cultural diversity, use appropriate assessment techniques for children's first and second languages, including an easy-to-use observation checklist to monitor English-language learning over time, discover ways to improve literacy instruction for all children, including literacy practices checklists that pinpoint areas needing curriculum support, understand and attend to the particular needs of internationally adopted children, conduct thought-provoking professional discussions with the bookclub-ready study guide and materials.

Author Biography

Patton O. Tabors was Principle Research Associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. ix
Foreword to the Second Editionp. xi
Foreword to the First Editionp. xv
Prefacep. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
The Second-Language-Learning Child's Task
Two Portraits: Juliana and Byong-sunp. 23
Getting Started in a Second Languagep. 37
Speaking a Second Languagep. 55
Individual Differences in Second-Language Learningp. 71
The Teacher's Role
Using Information, Communication, and Classroom Organization to Support Second-Language Learningp. 85
Using the Curriculum to Facilitate Second-Language and -Literacy Learningp. 105
Working with Parents of Second-Language Learnersp. 125
Assessing the Development of Second-Language Learnersp. 143
Developing Effective Early Childhood Programs for Second-Language Learnersp. 171
Internationally Adopted Children
What to Expect, How to Helpp. 185
Referencesp. 203
Parent Questionnairep. 211
Observing Children Learning English (OCLE)p. 217
Study Guidep. 223
Indexp. 245
Permissionsp. 255
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