ERIC Number: EJ729729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Teaching with Children's Books--Bi the Book
Von Drasek, Lisa
Teaching Pre K-8, v36 n3 p62-63 Nov-Dec 2005
In this article, the author presents the bilingual books suggested by Pistu Downey, a bilingual teacher that teaches Spanish to kids ages three to six at the Bank Street College School for Children. Downey claims that reading bilingual books--books that contain words in languages other than English--gives children a very good opportunity of exposure to multiple languages. Teachers who have bilingual and multilingual books in their classrooms are sending the message that they acknowledge the importance of those languages and home cultures. These teachers, by exposing their students to different alphabets and words, are also raising awareness of diversity for the English speakers in their classrooms. In addition, a selection of Web resources for teaching bilingual reading is presented.
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature, Books, Bilingualism, Multilingual Materials, Spanish, Cultural Awareness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A