"Gordon examines current research on young immigrants' lives and language learning experiences in the U.S. Coverage includes an overview of recent sociological and ethnographic studies of children's immigration and research on various aspects of children's second language development, followed by summaries of some of the most important methodological concerns pertaining to teaching young language learners. The text includes samples of good practice and practical recommendations, including descriptions of innovative second language lessons developed and implemented by ESL teachers working with language learners enrolled in the primary grades. For preservice and practicing teachers, parents, and administrators."-
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"Beginning with a historical perspective on immigration to the United States, the author compares the past and present in second-language instruction. Chapters address literacy skills, grammar, content area, and multicultural second-language literature. Cognitively enriching lessons are included, as well as the use of technology and assessment."-
This volume provides information for adults who are helping children to acquire English as a second language.