ERIC Number: EJ1024224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
Language Differentiation: Collaborative Translation to Support Bilingual Reading
Puzio, Kelly; Keyes, Christopher S.; Cole, Mikel W.; Jiménez, Robert T.
Bilingual Research Journal, v36 n3 p329-349 2013
Although a variety of research has investigated the use and benefits of home language in school settings, research on using translation to support school learning is scarce. With the goal of designing a differentiated and culturally relevant strategy that supports the reading of bilingual students, we worked with seventh-grade students in pull-out settings. After reading narrative texts, we invited students to collaboratively translate and evaluate thematically connected excerpts. Using distributed cognition and distributed expertise as a theoretical perspective, this qualitative case study shows that collaborative translation made student expertise visible and mediated the way that students participated and negotiated meaning.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language Usage, Native Language, Bilingualism, Reading Instruction, Grade 7, Translation, Teaching Machines, Culturally Relevant Education, Cooperative Learning, Schemata (Cognition), Expertise, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Spanish, Code Switching (Language), Language Proficiency, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7
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