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Reyes, Sharon Adelman
Diary of a bilingual school : how a constructivist curriculum, a multicultural perspective, and a commitment to dual immersion education combined to foster fluent bilingualism in Spanish and English-speaking children / Sharon Adelman Reyes & James Crawford
Portland, Ore. : DiversityLearningK12, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LC3733.C4 R49 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Inter-American Magnet School (Chicago, Ill.)
Subject(s) Education, Bilingual -- Illinois -- Chicago
Education, Bilingual -- Personal narratives
Immersion method (Language teaching)
Immersion method (Language teaching) -- Personal narratives
Physical Description xii, 120 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [115]-118)
Contents Introduction: A year in the life -- Pt. 1, Fundamentals: -- Making sense of the words-and the world -- Principles and practices -- Pt. 2, Narratives: -- Welcome to Room 307: No TV week; Clifford goes to school; A sailor went to sea; Village builders --- The worms have arrived: But what about the tests?; Marisol and Jessica; A lullaby for worms -- Nincas and Ninfas: Little cotton; Bug bets; Rock-eggs; Everyone eats insects; New birth; The toothless cockroach -- Beetles and butterflies: Love and marriage; Green hand syndrome; The great bug escape; Beetles; Naomi in the bug garden; Butterflies; Alicia's secret -- Goodbye, Mrs. Bee -- Pt. 3, Outcomes: -- Schooling for life
Summary Dual immersion, a popular new way to foster bilingualism, is capturing the attention of parents and educators alike. By bringing together children from diverse backgrounds to learn each other's languages in a natural setting, it has proved far more effective at cultivating fluency than traditional approaches. Depicting a year in the life of a second-grade classroom, this volume demonstrates what can happen when the instruction is bilingual, and the curriculum is constructivist. -- Publishers description
NOTE 510501
Alternate Author Crawford, James, 1949-

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