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Kenner, Charmian; Al-Azami, Salman; Gregory, Eve; Ruby, Mahera – Literacy, 2008
Stories and poetry have long been considered a resource for the language and literacy development of bilingual children, particularly if they can work with texts in both mother tongue and English. This paper demonstrates that bilingual learning is also beneficial for second and third-generation children whose English is often stronger than their…
Descriptors: Action Research, Figurative Language, Multilingualism, Values
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Gregory, Eve – Literacy, 2004
The promise to raise literacy standards significantly at age 11 in economically disadvantaged areas has been an important part of the present British Government's educational policy. Integral to this promise has been the introduction of official homeschool contracts or agreements, which oblige parents to engage in specific literacy activities with…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Siblings, Play, Family Literacy