ERIC Number: ED138038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reading and the Spanish Speaking Child.
Critchlow, Donald E., Ed.
This booklet consists of five articles. The first, "Bilingual Education: Reading through Two Languages," by Arturo Luis Gutierrez, stresses the importance of teaching Spanish-speaking children to read first in their native tongue. The second article, "Teaching All Children to Read," by Donald E. Critchlow, discusses methodology and the problems the classroom teacher must be able to cope with. The third article, "Linguistic Understandings for the Teacher of Spanish-Speaking Children," by Manuel T. Pacheco, points out the differences and similarities between Spanish and English which the teacher must know in order to recognize and deal effectively with the problems of interference in the speech and writing of the Spanish-speaking child. The fourth article, "Instructional Strategies for Oral Language Development," by David Dillon, gives suggestions on how to improve the oral language ability in English of Spanish-speaking students. The fifth article, "Three Patterns of Bilingual Education Programs" by Eduardo M. Hinojosa, briefly discusses the concurrent method, in which the two languages are used interchangeably; the use of the native language at the beginning of the instructional program, with a gradual transition to the foreign language; and the use of both languages in different blocks of time throughout the instructional program. (CFM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Contrastive Linguistics, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Interference (Language), Language Instruction, Phonology, Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods
Texas State Council, International Reading Association, Texas A&I University-Laredo, Laredo, Texas 78040 ($2.00 plus postage and handling)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association. Texas State Council.