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References and readings

  • August, D. & Shanahan, T. (2006). Executive Summary: Developing literacy in second-language learners: Report of the National Literacy Panel on language-Minority Children and Youth. Retrieved July 18, 2008.
  • Avalos, M., Plasencia, A., Chavez, C. & J. Rascon (2007). Modified guided reading: Gateway to English as a second language and literacy learning. The Reading Teacher, 61(4), 318-329. Available online.
  • Baker, S. Gersten, R., Haager, D. & M. Dingle (2006). Teaching practice and the reading growth of first grade English learners: Validation of an observation instrument. Elementary School Journal, 107(2) 199-219.
  • Baumann, J. & E. Kameenui (2004). Vocabulary Instruction: Research to Practice. NY, NY: Guildford Press. 
  • Biemiller, A. (2003). Oral comprehension sets the ceiling for reading comprehension. American Educator, spring, 2003.
  • Cummins, J. (1979). Linguistic interdependence and the educational development of bilingual children. Review of Educational Research, 49, 222-251.
  • Cummins, J. (1981).  Age on arrival and immigrant second language learning in Canada: A reassessment.  Applied Linguistics, 2, 132-149. Available online.
  • Fuhler, C., Farris, P., & P. Nelson (2006). Building literacy skills across the curriculum: Forging connections with the past through artifacts. The Reading Teacher, 59(7), 646-659.
  • Fuller Collins, M. (2005). ESL preschoolers’ English vocabulary acquisition from storybook reading. Reading Research Quarterly, 40(4), 406-408.  Available online.
  • Garcia, E. & Jensen, B. (2007). Helping young Hispanic Learners. Educational Leadership, March 2007, 34-39.
    Hamayan, E, & Pfleger, M. (1987). Developing literacy in English as a second language: Guidelines for teachers of young children from non-literate background. NCBE Teacher Resource Guide Series, No. 1. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  • Hancock, D. (2002). The effects of native language books on the pre-literacy skill development of language minority kindergartners.  Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 17(1), 62-7. 
  • Hickman, P.. Pollard-Durodola, S., & S. Vaughn (2004). Storybook reading: Improving vocabulary and comprehension for English language learners. The Reading Teacher, 57(8), 720-730. Available online.
  • Kelly, Gomez-Bellenge, Chen and Schulz (2008). Learner outcomes for English language learner low readers in an early intervention.TESOL Quarterly, 42(2), 235-260.   
  • Leseman, P. & C. Van Tuijl (2006). Cultural diversity and early literacy: Findings in Dutch studies. In D. Dickinson & S. Neuman (Eds) Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Vol. 2, 211-228. New York, NY: Guildford Press
  • Peterson, S. & D. Heywood (2007). Contributions of Families' Linguistic, Social, and Cultural Capital to Minority-Language Children's Literacy: Parents', Teachers', and Principals' Perspectives. Canadian Modern Language Review, 63(4), 517 – 538.
  • Senechal, M., Ouellette, G. & D. Rodney (2006). The misunderstood giant: On the predictive role of early vocabulary to future reading.  In D. Dickinson & S. Neuman (Eds) Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Vol. 2, 173-182. New York, NY: Guildford Press
  • Suits, B. (2003). Guided reading and second language learners. Multicultural Education, 11(2), 27-34. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  • Ulanoff, S.H. & Pucci, S.L. (1999). Learning new words from books: The effects of read aloud on second language vocabulary acquisition. Bilingual Research Journal, 23(4), 409 – 421. Retrieved May 5, 2008.
  • Vaughn, S., et al (2006). First grade English language learners at risk for reading problems: Effectiveness of an English intervention. Elementary School Journal, 107(2), 153-180.
  • Villegas, A. M. & Lucas, T. (2007). The culturally responsive teacher. Educational Leadership, March 2007, 28-33.