Learning to Read in a New Language by Eve Gregory
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Learning to Read in a New Language
By Eve Gregory

Learning to Read in a New Language

Making Sense of Words and Worlds 2nd Revised edition

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Learning to Read in a New Language by Eve Gregory

Book Description

'[This book] is a helpful edition to a field where there is a limited amount of good literature to support teachers dealing with second language acquisition in the classroom' - "ESCalate". 'Gregory's book is an important and timely contribution to the literature on literacy, biliteracy, second language learning and early childhood education, synthesizing cutting-edge research, perspectives and teaching approaches in a clear and accessible way. Overall, it is a terrific resource' - Dinah Volk. Across the world, an increasing number of young children are learning to read in languages different from their mother tongue, and there is a clear need for a book which addresses the ways in which these children should be taught. Eve Gregory's book is unique in doing so. Building upon the ideas proposed in "Making Sense of a New World", this second edition widens its scope, arguing for the limitations of policies designed for 'monolingual minds' in favour of methodologies which put plurilingualism at the centre of literacy tuition. This book offers a practical reading programme - an 'Inside-Out' (starting from experience) and 'Outside-In' (starting from literature) approach to teaching which can be used with individuals, small groups and whole classes. It uses current sociocultural theory, while drawing on examples of children from America, Australia, Britain, China, France, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand who are engaged in learning to read nursery rhymes and songs, storybooks, letters, the Bible and the Qur'an as well as school texts, in languages they do not speak fluently. Gregory argues that, in order for literacy tuition to be successful, reading must make sense - children must feel part of a community of readers. There is no common method which they use to learn, but rather a shared aim to which they aspire: making sense of a new world through new words. Eve Gregory is Professor of Language and Culture in Education at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412928571
ISBN-10: 1412928575
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Many Pathways to Literacy by Eve Gregory Many Pathways to Literacy, Paperback (February 2004)

Based on extensive research that proves that children actively make sense of literacy outside the official schooling and parental tuition they receive, this book examines how young children take literacy learning into their own hands.

City Literacies by Eve Gregory City Literacies, Paperback (July 2000)

City Literacies explores the lives and literacies of different generations of people living in Spitalfields and The City at the end of the twentieth century.

Making Sense of a New World by Eve Gregory Making Sense of a New World, Paperback (March 1996)

This text on learning to read in a second language proposes an interactive model of learning within which emergent bilinguals have particular strengths and weaknesses as they call upon different "clues" or cues. It outlines practical approaches to teaching reading in the multilingual classroom.

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Author Biography - Eve Gregory

Eve Gregory is Head of the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths University of London.

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