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Assessment Of English Language Acquisition In Young Dual Language Learners: Towards The Development Of An Observational Tool (Book Chapter), Cristina Gillanders, Dina C. Castro Apr 2016

Assessment Of English Language Acquisition In Young Dual Language Learners: Towards The Development Of An Observational Tool (Book Chapter), Cristina Gillanders, Dina C. Castro

Cristina Gillanders

No abstract provided.


What Are Effective Teacher Behaviors And Interaction Styles To Support Ell Students Prek – 3rd? (Book Chapter), Cristina Gillanders Apr 2016

What Are Effective Teacher Behaviors And Interaction Styles To Support Ell Students Prek – 3rd? (Book Chapter), Cristina Gillanders

Cristina Gillanders

About the book: Young Dual Language Learners provides clear and concise expert responses to questions that early childhood and elementary education administrators and preschool directors are asking about educating young children who come from homes where languages other than English are spoken. This practitioner friendly guide helps all constituents navigate the landscape of early childhood education in linguistically and culturally responsive ways. It addresses such topics as the role of a child’s home language in the educational process, proper identification of young dual language learners (DLLs); standards and regulations, customizing instructional programs, interviewing and staffing, leadership and professional development ...


Reaching For Success: A Close-Up Of Mexican Immigrant Parents In The Usa Who Foster Literacy Success For Their Kindergarten Children, Cristina Gillanders, Robert Jimenez Jan 2016

Reaching For Success: A Close-Up Of Mexican Immigrant Parents In The Usa Who Foster Literacy Success For Their Kindergarten Children, Cristina Gillanders, Robert Jimenez

Cristina Gillanders

The purpose of this study was to examine the home environment of immigrant Mexican kindergarteners of low socio-economic status in the USA who display high levels of emergent literacy when compared to their peers. To examine the home environments, the study focused on the literacy beliefs and practices of four families. Findings highlight the role of parental active support and corresponding literacy practices at home, as promoters of positive effects of bilingualism and consequently literacy learning. In addition, the school’s use of Spanish facilitated the dynamic of the families’ belief in active support of their children’s literacy learning ...


An English-Speaking Prekindergarten Teacher For Young Latino Children: Implications Of The Teacher…Child Relationship On Second Language Learning, Cristina Gillanders Jan 2016

An English-Speaking Prekindergarten Teacher For Young Latino Children: Implications Of The Teacher…Child Relationship On Second Language Learning, Cristina Gillanders

Cristina Gillanders

This case study was designed to describe how an effective English-speaking prekindergarten teacher develops strategies for communicating with and teaching young English language learners. The teacher’s classroom practices to enhance her own relationship with the children promoted opportunities for the Latino children to become full participants in the classroom community. At the end of the year, the Latino children showed progress in formal and informal measures of receptive vocabulary in both English and Spanish. Findings from the study suggest the importance of the affective and social nature of second language learning in young children. Implications for practice and research ...


Study Guide. Storybook Reading For Young Dual Language Learners, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro Jan 2016

Study Guide. Storybook Reading For Young Dual Language Learners, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro

Cristina Gillanders

No abstract provided.


The Language And Literacy Development Of Young Dual Language Learners: A Critical Review, Carol Scheffner Hammer, Erika Hoff, Yuuko Uchikoshi, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro, Lia Sandlos Jan 2016

The Language And Literacy Development Of Young Dual Language Learners: A Critical Review, Carol Scheffner Hammer, Erika Hoff, Yuuko Uchikoshi, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro, Lia Sandlos

Cristina Gillanders

The number of children living in the United States who are learning two languages is increasing greatly. However, relatively little research has been conducted on the language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs), particularly during the early childhood years. To summarize the extant literature and guide future research, a critical analysis of the literature was conducted. A search of major databases for studies on young typically developing DLLs between 2000 and 2011 yielded 182 peer-reviewed articles. Findings about DLL children's developmental trajectories in the various areas of language and literacy are presented. Much of these findings should ...


Reading Aloud To English Language Learners, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro Jan 2016

Reading Aloud To English Language Learners, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro

Cristina Gillanders

No abstract provided.


What Kind Of School Would You Like For Your Children? Exploring Minority Mothers' Beliefs To Promote Home-School Partnerships, Cristina Gillanders, Marvin Mckinney, Sharon Ritchie Jan 2016

What Kind Of School Would You Like For Your Children? Exploring Minority Mothers' Beliefs To Promote Home-School Partnerships, Cristina Gillanders, Marvin Mckinney, Sharon Ritchie

Cristina Gillanders

The purpose of this article is to describe an approach that can be used by schools to understand low income minority parents' goals for the education of their children and to design responsive strategies to support these goals. Focus groups of minority mothers with low income levels are conducted and the information collected is used by schools for promoting dialogue and self-reflection to potentially improve the quality of the school's home-school partnerships. The article includes examples of information collected through focus groups with two groups of mothers: Latina and African-American. Findings from the focus groups are used to design ...


With Affection And Love: Latino Families Prepare Their Families For Success In School, M. Sanchez, Cristina Gillanders, Y. Criolani Jan 2016

With Affection And Love: Latino Families Prepare Their Families For Success In School, M. Sanchez, Cristina Gillanders, Y. Criolani

Cristina Gillanders

No abstract provided.