May 15, 2011

Book: Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family


Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family
by Xiao-lei Wang
Published by Multilingual Matters

Drawing on interdisciplinary research, as well as the experiences of parents of multilingual children, this book walks parents through the multilingual reading and writing process from infancy to adolescence. It identifies essential skills at each developmental stage and proposes effective strategies that facilitate multiliteracy, in particular, heritage-language literacy development in the home environment.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Understanding the Multilingual Reading and Writing Process
Chapter 3: The Importance of Active Planning
Chapter 4: Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth–5 Years)
Chapter 5: Middle Childhood (6 -11 Years)
Chapter 6: Adolescence (12 -18 Years)
Chapter 7: Parents’ Practices, Voices, and Concluding Remarks

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