Developing Reading and Writing inSecond-Language Learners
This book is a synthesis of the full volume,
Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners
, reporting the ﬁndings of the National Literacy Panelon language-minority children and youth. The Panel—a distinguishedgroup of expert researchers in reading, language, bilingualism, researchmethods, and education—was appointed to identify, assess, and syn-thesize research on the education of language-minority children andyouth with respect to their attainment of literacy. In this book, chaptersadapted from the original report concisely review the statement ofknowledge on the development of literacy in language-minoritychildren and youth, in relation to ﬁve speciﬁc themes:•Development of literacy in second-language learners•Cross-linguistic relationships in second-language learners•Sociocultural contexts and literacy development•Educating language-minority students: instruction and professionaldevelopment•Student assessmentThis more accessible version of the full report is intended forresearchers as well as for use in a wide range of teacher preparationcourses and in-service/staff development programs that deal with edu-cating English language learners, and as a resource for individualteachers and other school practitioners.