ERIC Number: EJ1152835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Language Identity in the Elementary English Language Arts Classroom
Brownell, Cassie J.
Reading Teacher, v71 n2 p225-228 Sep-Oct 2017
In response to the growing number of linguistically diverse students in elementary classrooms, this Teaching Tip centers stories of students exploring language identity and use in one fourth-grade classroom in the Midwestern United States. Specifically, the author situates this Teaching Tip by first telling how students engaged in a discussion about the Navajo code talkers before nuancing stories of two linguistically diverse elementary students as they navigated and negotiated the intricacies of language identity in their school. The author then illuminates how teachers can open new spaces for dialogue about and the practice of a multiplicity of languages.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Self Concept, Language Arts, Classroom Techniques, Grade 4, Navajo, Navajo (Nation), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Native Language
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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