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ERIC Number: EJ1004196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Three Mentor Texts that Support Code-Switching Pedagogies
Hill, Dara
Voices from the Middle, v20 n4 p10-15 May 2013
This article informs us about the need for facilitating code-switching pedagogies that call for teacher-led scaffolding of students' home languages to negotiate informal and formal contexts for writing and speaking. Varied strategies are guided by three mentor texts the author has conceptualized or enacted in practice and research among middle level students. The three mentor texts guiding recommendations include Woodson's (2009) "Peace, Locomotion", Fleischman's (1997) "Seedfolks", and Curtis's (1997) "The Watsons go to Birmingham-1963". (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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