ERIC Number: ED126425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Literacy for America's Spanish Speaking Children.
Thonis, Eleanor Wall
In the United States, Spanish speaking children have been placed in English reading programs for more than 100 years. This volume relates the nature and background of Spanish speaking children, including the preliterate, the literate, and the functionally illiterate, to their success in reading; explores alternatives for helping Spanish speaking pupils achieve literacy levels commensurate with their potentials; and reviews the developmental nature of reading within the framework of literacy in first and second languages including concepts of maturation and readiness, speech/print relationships, sensorimotor abilities, and reading-skills acquisition. Lists of selected references and suggested readings conclude the booklet. (JM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Literacy, Literacy Education, Non English Speaking, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Spanish Speaking
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, Delaware 19711 (Order No. 221, $2.50 member, $3.50 non-member)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.