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Literacy, access, and libraries among the language minority population
Constantino, Rebecca.
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Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
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viii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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The essays contained in this work explore the issues of literacy among a community that is often neglected - those whose native language is not English.

Table of Contents

Stephen KrashenSandra PucciRebecca ConstantinoStephanie AschSharon Honig-Bear and Sally KinseyKyung-Sook ChoJanice Pilgreen and Barry GribbonsDaniel BrassellJulia Fournier and Cecilia EspinosaLucy Tse and Jeff McQuillanJeff McQuillan and Victoria RodrigoFay Shin and Donald Singleton and Erika Seeman
Acknowledgmentsp. v
Forewordp. vii
Introduction: Why Consider the Library and Books?p. 1
Chapter 1 Supporting Spanish language literacy: Latino children and school and community librariesp. 17
Chapter 2 "I did not know you could get such things there!": Secondary ESL students' understanding, use and beliefs concerning the school and public libraryp. 53
Chapter 3 Urban libraries confront linguistic minorities: Programs that workp. 69
Chapter 4 Impact of school/library partnership on a linguistic minority communityp. 89
Chapter 5 Providing pleasure reading material to adult immigrants: The effects on reading behaviors and second language acquisitionp. 107
Chapter 6 Using SSR in the Secondary ESL Classroom: A powerful way to increase comprehension and develop positive attitudes toward readingp. 127
Chapter 7 "Maestro, can we go to the library today?" The role of the school library in the improvement of reading attitudes and achievement among bilingual elementary studentsp. 155
Chapter 8 Tierra Fertil: Making the soil rich for discussion for young children in Spanishp. 175
Chapter 9 Changing reading attitudes: The power of bringing books into the classroomp. 193
Chapter 10 Literature based programs for first language development: Giving native bilinguals access to booksp. 209
Chapter 11 Libraries, Books, Attitudes and Tests... Case Studiesp. 225
Indexp. 243
About the Authorsp. 249