publication . Article . 2006

Learning to read 'properly' by moving between parallel literacy classes.

Leena Helavaara Robertson;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2006
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
This paper explores what kinds of advantages and strengths the process of learning to read simultaneously in different languages and scripts might bring about. It is based on a socio-cultural view of learning and literacy and examines early literacy in three parallel literacy classes in Watford, England. It analyses the learning experiences of five bilingual children who are of second or third generation Pakistani background. At the start of the study the children are five years old and they attend the same school and\ud class. They learn to read in English during their daily literacy hour lessons; their home language is Pahari1 . They attend weekly Urdu lessons...
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free text keywords: Linguistics and Language, Education, Language and Linguistics, Reading comprehension, Classical Arabic, language.human_language, language, Scripting language, computer.software_genre, computer, Information literacy, Urdu, Semitic languages, Pedagogy, Psychology, Linguistics, Learning to read, Literacy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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publication . Article . 2006

Learning to read 'properly' by moving between parallel literacy classes.

Leena Helavaara Robertson;