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ERIC Number: EJ773102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 32
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Exploring an English Language Learner's Literacy Learning Opportunities: A Collaborative Case Study Analysis
Brock, Cynthia H.
Urban Education, v42 n5 p470-501 2007
This investigation is an ethnographic case study of the literacy learning opportunities of a fifth-grade Hmong child (pseudonym Deng) who came to the United States from Laos via Thailand at the very end of his third-grade year in school. Deng was one of 25 students in a mainstream urban classroom in the Midwest during his fifth grade in school when this investigation took place. Because Deng had only been in the United States for a little more than a year at the time this investigation began and because English was a relatively new language for him, I was concerned about his opportunities for literacy learning in a classroom where English was the medium of instruction. Deng and I worked collaboratively to explore his literacy learning opportunities in the context of a trade book unit pertaining to the text "Maniac Magee." (Contains 2 notes and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Laos