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ERIC Number: EJ1158826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Parent Book Talk to Accelerate Spanish Content Vocabulary Knowledge
Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn D.; Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Satterfield, Teresa; Benki, José R.; Vaquero, Juana; Ungco, Camille
Reading Teacher, v71 n3 p335-345 Nov-Dec 2017
This article bridges research to practice by summarizing an interactive content-enriched shared book reading approach that Spanish-speaking parents of preschool-age children can easily use in the home to accelerate content vocabulary knowledge in Spanish. The approach was implemented in preschool classrooms using a transitional bilingual education model in Central Texas and in a Saturday Spanish heritage language school in the Midwestern United States. Spanish-speaking emergent bilingual children from both lower and higher socioeconomic status backgrounds learned content-related vocabulary via parent-child discussions of Spanish storybooks and informational texts organized by compelling science and social studies themes and topics. The authors provide recommendations for how teachers can support Spanish-speaking parents' ability to develop informal knowledge-building experiences through home-based interactive book discussions in Spanish.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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