Your Druggist - - -
One of the bulwarks of this great
country has been the home-owned
Druggist. His contribution to his com-munity
in emergencies, local taxes
and public spiritedness has never
been fully appreciated by the aver-age
person, who, as...
school connection and the HLEs of these students are just some of the reasons for these
remarkable academic achievements.
This study did not collect data from any schools other than Dixie Sun Elementary. It
focused on ELLs in the...
Home-literacy environment (HLE): The literacy experiences in the home in which a
child participates and observes before formal reading and writing instruction. It also refers to the
continued literacy experiences a child is exposed to at...
assessment is to provide educators with a total proficiency score for use in their schools, districts,
and state, as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Students will be assessed in the
four language acquisition modalities of...
community and family settings are valued in the development of literacy among students who are
not identified with the dominant culture. Factors such as language, culture, ethnicity, and socio-economic
status explain patterns of student...
deprived of learning because of their social isolation and lack of interaction, which affected their
overall cognitive functioning. As a result, Vygotsky set out to transform education in Russia by
creating new pedagogical styles that would...
in their first language (L1); however, this is not always the case. Cooter (2006) describes the
American Idol star, Fantasia Barrino, who recently wrote a memoir entitled Life Is Not a Fairy
Tale (2005) that tells of her experiences as an...
say that educators “should understand that linguistic barriers, diverse social practices, and a
multiplicity of assumptions, beliefs, and perceptions contribute to difficult discourse” (p. 353).
Therefore, linking academic learning...
community to display children’s work, bringing children’s artifacts from home to display at
school, and sharing photographs outside the classroom (Feiler et al., 2008).
In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDOE)...
when they enter school compared to children from poor HLEs. However, those children from
low-SES families and ethnic backgrounds had the most variability of literacy experiences in the
home environment. “Relating these profiles to SES and...
one in which parents may still value literacy and their children’s education; however, they are
less educated and engage in fewer literacy activities in the home. Students from literacy-oriented
communities have proven to be more prepared for...
there is a possibility that someone else in the home is (Haneda, 2006). ELL out-of-school
“literacy practices are typically bilingual or multilingual in nature” (Haneda, 2006, p. 339), as
they are associated with religion and parental...
of the school, McLaughlin noticed that other Western-based institutions, such as the local
Christian churches, provided religious reading material in Navajo and that Navajo literacy
classes were established by members of the community. In terms...
needs to be debunked. A Canadian study that has emerged based on literacy pedagogy in the 21st
century is The Multiliteracy Project that prepares students for new literacies in a global and
diverse world. The term multi-literacies is a more...
considered more popular modes of receiving printed messages. If educators understand this
multimedia culture, and how students in the digital era interpret messages, they can use this
knowledge to build on students’ current interests and...
One of the co-authors of Treasures is Dr. Jana Echevarria, a professor of educational psychology
who specializes in bilingual education and is an expert in teaching ELLs. Echevarria (2005)
stated, “In order to tailor instruction appropriately,...
perspective about the HLEs of ELLs from low-SES families. The instruments used to collect
data for this study are located in Appendices A through D.
The tasks that were completed in sequential order to accomplish the purpose of the...
Home Visit Comparison Chart
High-Literate ELL Home Visits Low-Literate ELL Home Visits
All families were nuclear. There were more single-parent families than
At least one parent spoke both English and
has one sister, but her dad has returned to Mexico and is married to another woman, and he has
an entirely new family. The relentless pain this has caused Dulce is obvious as she constantly
talks about her dad at school and expresses her sorrow....
boyfriend lives with the family in the home. Maria has two little sisters that she helps tend.
Maria’s real dad lives in Texas and was very abusive to Maria’s mom in the past. Maria’s
maternal grandma lives in St. George and Maria’s mom...