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ERIC Number: ED208947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Bilingualism and Beginning Reading.
Partridge, Susan
Instructional methods and teaching resources are discussed in this document for the kindergarten teacher of bilingual beginning readers. The instructional program presented suggests, for instance, enlisting the aid of children's librarians to identify books of universal appeal; parental involvement is sought in selecting books for individual children. Use of audiotapes of stories in both English and the first language of the child is suggested, and these tapes should be available to children to listen to when they are interested. (One means of obtaining audiotapes in the native languages of children is to have community members record stories in their native tongues.) Pictorial stimuli geared to beginning readers' individual differences are reported as a successful teaching technique, as is the use of materials depicting common emotional responses, such as love and fear. Other instructional techniques which have been found to be successful in the bilingual kindergarten are reviewed. For bilingual beginning readers the instructional method of choice is individualized instruction. Finally, coercion in such a program is forbidden. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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