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Learning to Read in a New Language [electronic resource] : Making Sense of Words and Worlds

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781412928571Publication details: London : SAGE Publications, 2008.Edition: 2nd edISBN:
  • 9781849204910
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Learning to Read in a New Language : Making Sense of Words and WorldsDDC classification:
  • 372.4 401/.93
LOC classification:
  • P118.2.G74 2008
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Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of figures; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Setting the Scene; Part 1 Learning to read differently; Introduction: cultures, codes and contexts; 2 The social context: important practices; 3 Family and community contexts: important others; 4 The context of the mind: important knowledge; 5 Using the same clues differently; Part 2 From theory to practice; Introduction: making sense of words and worlds; 6 Starting with the word: the 'Inside-Out' approach in action; 7 Starting with the world: the 'Outside-In' approach to reading
8 Linking the 'Inside-Out' and 'Outside-In' approaches: ideas for groups and classes9 Epilogue; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Building upon the ideas proposed in Making Sense of a New World, this Second Edition widens its scope, arguing that policies designed for 'monolingual minds' be limited, while those favoring methodologies which put plurilingualism in the centre of initial literacy tuition are promoted. This book offers a practical reading program -- an 'Inside-Out' (starting from experience) and 'Outside-In' (starting from literature) approach to teaching which can be used with individuals, small groups, and whole classes. It uses current sociocultural theory, while drawing on examples of childre
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Cover; Contents; List of figures; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Setting the Scene; Part 1 Learning to read differently; Introduction: cultures, codes and contexts; 2 The social context: important practices; 3 Family and community contexts: important others; 4 The context of the mind: important knowledge; 5 Using the same clues differently; Part 2 From theory to practice; Introduction: making sense of words and worlds; 6 Starting with the word: the 'Inside-Out' approach in action; 7 Starting with the world: the 'Outside-In' approach to reading

8 Linking the 'Inside-Out' and 'Outside-In' approaches: ideas for groups and classes9 Epilogue; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

Building upon the ideas proposed in Making Sense of a New World, this Second Edition widens its scope, arguing that policies designed for 'monolingual minds' be limited, while those favoring methodologies which put plurilingualism in the centre of initial literacy tuition are promoted. This book offers a practical reading program -- an 'Inside-Out' (starting from experience) and 'Outside-In' (starting from literature) approach to teaching which can be used with individuals, small groups, and whole classes. It uses current sociocultural theory, while drawing on examples of childre