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The essentials : supporting dual language learners in diverse environments in preschool and kindergarten  Cover Image Book Book

The essentials : supporting dual language learners in diverse environments in preschool and kindergarten / Iliana Alanís, María G. Arreguín-Anderson, Irasema Salinas Gonzalez.


"This book is for early childhood educators who work or will work with the growing number of dual language learners (DLLs), within the age range of 3 to 5 in family home centers, private preschool centers, Head Start classrooms, or state funded preschool and kindergarten programs. This book answers the question what do early childhood educators need to understand to better address the linguistic, cognitive, and socio-emotional needs of all DLLs in their classrooms? The majority of the teachers in dual language programs with Spanish- and English-dominant speakers learn academic content in two languages. It is through this lens that the authors have approached the writing of this text. There are, however, over 350 languages spoken within the United States. This means emergent bilingual children come from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. While teachers cannot be expected to teach in all languages, the basic principles of this book help teachers gain a richer understanding of the interdependent relationship among culture, language, and learning. With this understanding, teachers can implement intentional practices that nurture children's bilingual identities and augment their growth in all developmental domains through the concepts and strategies presented in this text"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781938113819
  • Physical Description: ix, 131 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : National Association for the Education of Young Children, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1: Understanding the Essentials -- Chapter 1 Who Are Dual Language Learners? -- Chapter 2 What Does It Mean to Develop Two Languages? -- Chapter 3 What Should I Consider When Implementing a Dual Language Program? -- Part 2: Supporting Learning and Development -- Chapter 4 Creating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Environments -- Chapter 5 Understanding and Facilitating Play -- Chapter 6 Developing Bilingualism and Biliteracy Across the Content Areas -- Chapter 7 Learning Through a Second Language -- Chapter 8 Designing Authentic Assessment -- Chapter 9 A Glimpse into Ms. Rocha's Classroom: An Integrated Lesson -- Appendix A: Integrated Learning Sequence -- Appendix B: Fall Theme: Learning Objectives and Learning Centers.
Subject: Bilingualism in children.
Education, Preschool.
Early childhood education.

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