By Mary J. Schleppegrellm, M. Cecilia Colombi
• 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.
- M. Cecilia Colombi
- Mary J. Schleppegrell
- Jay L. Lemke
- Frances Christie
- James R. Martin
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