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Pratt, Kristen L.; Ernst-Slavit, Gisela – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Amidst the current climate surrounding bilingual education in the U.S., this study looked critically at the ways language education policies informed bilingual education as language was constructed and performed in a dual language bilingual, Spanish-English, third-grade classroom. This four-year ethnographic study explored the hegemonic realities…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy
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Lynch, Anissa Wicktor – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This case study focused on transitional bilingual class and explored connections between the literacy practices co-constructed in this figured world and one student's developing identity. Yanet, a newcomer student from Cuba, was encouraged to draw on community cultural wealth to support her own and her classmates' language, literacy and identity…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Ramirez, Andrés; Sembiante, Sabrina F.; de Oliveira, Luciana C. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
A comparative lexicogrammatical and logicosemantic systemic functional analysis of two third-grade science curricular units on the topic of "matter" written in Spanish is presented. One of these curricular units, translated from an English textbook, or "mirror text," is used in dual language programs (Spanish-English) in the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Translation, Textbooks, English (Second Language)
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Henderson, Kathryn I.; Ingram, Mitch – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
We examine how a third-grade bilingual teacher engaged in "translanguaging shifts"--the moment-to-moment changes in language practices--during instruction in response to students' language performances. We demonstrate how a teacher's high level of multilingual awareness connected to fostering classroom spaces with linguistic flexibility…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Teachers, Code Switching (Language)
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Zúñiga, Christian E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
Using a case study methodology, the article examines the language practices of two third-grade bilingual, dual-language education teachers as they prepare their students for their state's standardized assessment. Findings revealed that both teachers taught in between the contradicting tensions of the language-as-problem and -resource orientations…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Bilingual Education
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Shin, Jaran; Sailors, Misty; McClung, Nicola; Pearson, P. David; Hoffman, James V.; Chilimanjira, Margaret – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
We investigated the relationship between Chichewa (L1) and English (L2) literacies in Malawi. Through our use of hierarchical linear modeling, we found that cross-language literacy transfer between Chichewa and English did occur, but that the pattern and the strength of the relationships varied depending on the literacy domain (i.e., reading or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Ciechanowski, Kathryn M. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This research explores third-grade science and language instruction for emergent bilinguals designed through a framework of planning, lessons, and assessment in an interconnected model including content, linguistic features, and functions. Participants were a team of language specialist, classroom teacher, and researcher who designed…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Science Instruction, Discourse Analysis, Pretests Posttests
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Howard, Elizabeth R.; Páez, Mariela M.; August, Diane L.; Barr, Christopher D.; Kenyon, Dorry; Malabonga, Valerie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This study explores the role that socioeconomic status (SES), home and school language and literacy practices, and oral vocabulary play in the development of English reading skills in Latino English language learners (ELLs) and how these factors contribute differentially to English reading outcomes for children of different ages and in different…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Family Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Literacy
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Berens, Melody S.; Kovelman, Ioulia; Petitto, Laura-Ann – Bilingual Research Journal, 2013
Is it best to learn reading in two languages simultaneously or sequentially? We observed second- and third-grade children in two-way "dual-language learning contexts": (a) 50:50 or Simultaneous dual-language (two languages within same developmental period) and (b) 90:10 or Sequential dual-language (one language, followed gradually by the other).…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Phonological Awareness, Bilingualism, Monolingualism
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Marian, Viorica; Shook, Anthony; Schroeder, Scott R. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2013
The effects of bilingual education on reading and math achievement were examined by comparing test scores across different elementary school programs. Results revealed that bilingual Two-Way Immersion (TWI) programs benefited both minority-language and majority-language students. Minority-language students in TWI programs outperformed their peers…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Language Minorities, Educational Benefits
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Howard, Elizabeth R.; Green, Jennifer D.; Arteagoitia, Igone – Bilingual Research Journal, 2012
This study contributes to the literature on cross-linguistic literacy relationships for English language learners, and in particular, the Spanish-influenced spelling patterns of Spanish-English bilinguals. English spelling, reading, and vocabulary assessments were administered to 220 students in four TWI programs over a three-year period, from…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Spelling, Second Language Learning, Data Analysis
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Lohfink, Gayla; Loya, Juana – Bilingual Research Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study was to describe how bilingual, Mexican American third graders engaged with culturally relevant picture books during whole-group book discussions and then to further examine how culture (specifically) was reflected in efferent and aesthetic responses. Engagement was defined as the nature in which the readers interpreted…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Mexican Americans, Grade 3, Childrens Literature
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Lee, Okhee; Mahotiere, Margarette; Salinas, Alejandra; Penfield, Randall D.; Maerten-Rivera, Jaime – Bilingual Research Journal, 2009
As part of our professional development intervention, this study examined third-grade ELL students' writing achievement that included "form" (i.e., conventions, organization, and style/voice) and "content" (i.e., specific knowledge and understanding of science) in expository science writing. The study included six treatment schools from a large…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Urban Schools, Intervention, Writing Achievement
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Stritikus, Tom T. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2006
In this article, I examine the implications of additive and subtractive conceptions for the education of English language learner (ELL) students. To understand how competing theories regarding the education of ELL students materialize into action, I examine select findings from one district's implementation of Proposition 227. Focusing on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Grade 3
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Brown, Clara Lee – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This article reports findings from a study that investigated math achievement differences between English language learners (ELLs) and fully English proficient (FEP) students on a literacy-based performance assessment (LBPA). It has been assumed that LBPAs are superior to standardized multiple-choice assessments, but it has not been determined if…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Socioeconomic Status
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