The last two decades have yielded some important research on how first and second generation immigrant children live and study in the United States. In particular, there are some significant findings that concern young children's second language development. This book provides an overview of recent linguistic and methodological research and examines the ways in which new theoretical findings can inform classroom practice. Gordon is particularly concerned with ways of rendering instruction intellectually challenging and exciting in the primary level ESL classroom.... because in many instances ESL teachers are the first people in this country who will be willing to hear childrena#39;s stories about their relocation experiences. ... Adults who may feel that children cannot but benefit from the life in the relatively affluent society of the United States may see ... stories using Literacy Blocks consisting of the sentence scaffold I see and a picture dictionary or a word bank that listsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Teaching Young Children a Second Language|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2007|