ERIC Number: EJ622808
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
A Bridge from Home to School: Helping Working Class Students Acquire School Literacy.
English Journal, v90 n4 p74-81 Mar 2001
Discusses how and why a pedagogy of overt comparison between students' home language (vernacular dialects of English) and school language (standard English) helps students learn the more global features of academic writing and the more sentenced-level features of Standard English. Outlines a pedagogy of overt comparison. Notes it motivates students, helps them learn conventions of academic writing, and develop proofreading skills. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: And Language for All.