Through the real-life context of one child learning to be bilingual and biliterate, this book raises questions and provides a context for teachers to understand and reflect on how children learn to read and write in multiple languages.
Foreword -- Preface -- 1. Introduction: A New Way of Thinking about Biliteracy 2. Emma as a Young Child 3. Writing Across Writing Systems: Theoretical Approaches 4. Writing and Drawing as Active Discovery 5. Early Writing as Social Practice: The Self in Action 6. Reading as Social Practice: Breaking the Code of Code switching 7. "I Don't Want to be Japanese Anymore": When Emma Met School 8. The Journey of Becoming Biliterate -- References.
Published: 30th July 2010