Developing Reading and Writing in Second-Language Learners

Lessons From the Report of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth

Diane August and Timothy Shanahan, editors

This accessible text summarizes the findings of the U.S. National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth originally presented in Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners. It describes what is known from empirical research about the development of literacy in language-minority students, including the influences of environment, instruction, and assessment.

This summary of the full report is intended for teachers, administrators, and researchers and for use in teacher preparation, in-service, and staff-development programs that address educating English language learners.

Copublished by Routledge, the Center for Applied Linguistics, and the International Reading Association, distributed exclusively by Routledge/Taylor & Francis
© 2007 | 336 pp.
ISBN 13: 978-0-8058-6209-6

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