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Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages : Meaning With Power - Mary J. Schleppegrell

Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages

Meaning With Power

By: Mary J. Schleppegrell (Editor), M. Cecilia Colombi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2002
ISBN: 9780805839821
Number Of Pages: 288

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This book addresses the linguistic challenges faced by diverse populations of students at the secondary and post-secondary levels as they engage in academic tasks requiring advanced levels of reading and writing. Learning to use language in ways that meet academic expectations is a challenge for students who have had little exposure and opportunity to use such language outside of school. Although much is known about emergent literacy in the early years of schooling, much less has been written about the development of advanced literacy as students move into secondary education and beyond. "Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages: Meaning With Power: "
*brings together work on first and second language acquisition and emphasizes the importance of developing advanced literacy in the first language, such as Spanish for bilingual students, as well as English;
*spans a range of theoretical orientations and analytic approaches, drawing on work in systemic functional linguistics, genre theory, and sociocultural perspectives;
*addresses the content areas of science, history, and language arts;
*provides specific information about genres and grammatical features in these content areas; and
*presents suggestions for teacher education.
What unites the contributors to this volume is their shared commitment to a view of literacy that emphasizes both the social contexts and the linguistic challenges. The chapters collected in this volume contribute in important ways to research and pedagogy on advanced literacy development for the multilingual and multicultural students in today's classrooms. This book is particularly useful for researchers and students in language and education, applied linguistics, and others concerned with issues and challenges of advanced literacy development in first and second languages.

Prefacep. vii
Theory and Practice in the Development of Advanced Literacyp. 1
Multimedia Semiotics: Genres for Science Education and Scientific Literacyp. 21
The Development of Abstraction in Adolescence in Subject Englishp. 45
Academic Language Development in Latino Students' Writing in Spanishp. 67
Writing History: Construing Time and Value in Discourses of the Pastp. 87
Challenges of the Science Register for ESL Students: Errors and Meaning-Makingp. 119
On the Use of Selected Grammatical Features in Academic Writingp. 143
Literacies, Identities, and Discoursesp. 159
African American Language and Literacyp. 177
Enhancing the Critical Edge of (L2) Teacher-Education: Some Issues in Advanced Literacyp. 187
Some Key Factors Affecting English Learners' Development of Advanced Literacyp. 209
Writing to Learn: Science in the Upper-Elementary Bilingual Classroomp. 227
Writing Backwards Across Languages: The Inexpert English/Spanish Biliteracy of Uncertified Bilingual Teachersp. 245
Author Indexp. 261
Subject Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780805839821
ISBN-10: 0805839828
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st March 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1