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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.
Patton O. Tabors was Principle Research Associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Table of Contents
|About the Author||p. ix|
|Foreword to the Second Edition||p. xi|
|Foreword to the First Edition||p. xv|
|The Second-Language-Learning Child's Task|
|Two Portraits: Juliana and Byong-sun||p. 23|
|Getting Started in a Second Language||p. 37|
|Speaking a Second Language||p. 55|
|Individual Differences in Second-Language Learning||p. 71|
|The Teacher's Role|
|Using Information, Communication, and Classroom Organization to Support Second-Language Learning||p. 85|
|Using the Curriculum to Facilitate Second-Language and -Literacy Learning||p. 105|
|Working with Parents of Second-Language Learners||p. 125|
|Assessing the Development of Second-Language Learners||p. 143|
|Developing Effective Early Childhood Programs for Second-Language Learners||p. 171|
|Internationally Adopted Children|
|What to Expect, How to Help||p. 185|
|Parent Questionnaire||p. 211|
|Observing Children Learning English (OCLE)||p. 217|
|Study Guide||p. 223|
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