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Horan, Deborah A.; Sailors, Misty; Martinez, Miriam; Skerrett, Allison; Makalela, Leketi – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2012
Personal narratives can be powerful venues for understanding human experiences. In this paper, we tell the story of Lutanyani, a Black South African multilingual teacher and author of supplemental reading materials in a marginalized South African language. Through various word images, we convey the role of language, in particular written language,…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, African Languages, Written Language, Foreign Countries
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1991
Reviews 33 children's books which stimulate beginning readers. Divides the books into four categories: books that bridge between oral and written language, predictable books, easy-to-read books, and books of special interest to young children. (MG)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition