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Ardasheva, Yuliya; Newcomer, Sarah N.; Firestone, Jonah B.; Lamb, Richard L. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This nonexperimental study examined academic performance profiles and contributions of language-specific and metacognitive skills to science reading comprehension of Grade 7 students of varied English proficiency. The sample included 204 regular education students, most of whom were English learners (ELs; 35 non-ELs, 86 current ELs, and 83 former…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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Mackinney, Erin – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This article explores how middle school Latina/o youth articulate their intersecting language identities as part of larger institutional and transnational experiences. Students navigated the multiple labels ascribed to them as members of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program as they shaped perspectives of their bilingual…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Bilingualism, Educational Policy, Language of Instruction
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Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
Bilingual teacher education scholars continue to advocate for the improvement of Spanish language-related teacher preparation practices. However, the field is in need of research on how bilingual teacher educators across the U.S. are addressing this task in their work with future teachers. In responding to this call, I describe an approach and an…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Teacher Education, Spanish, Bilingual Teachers
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Zisselsberger, Margarita – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
The increasing number of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in the United States has created a priority for examining the perspectives, dispositions, and attitudes that best support these learners' writing. This study explores the link between a teacher's developing pedagogical language knowledge and humanizing practices and her…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Writing Instruction, Cultural Capital, Humanism
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Pacheco, Mark B.; Smith, Blaine E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
We seek to understand how bilingual adolescent students leverage multiple languages and modes in digital composition. Using a translingual and multimodal perspective of composition, this study reports on the distinct communicative affordances associated with four students' multimodal codemeshing practices. Through analysis of students' digital…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Multilingualism, Teaching Methods
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Carlo, María S.; Barr, Christopher D.; August, Diane; Calderón, Margarita; Artzi, Lauren – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This three-year longitudinal study investigated the role of language of instruction in moderating the relationships between initial levels of English oral language proficiency and Spanish reading comprehension and growth in English reading comprehension. The study followed Spanish-speaking English language learners in English-only literacy…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Spanish, Bilingual Education
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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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Martínez, Ramón Antonio – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This article draws on scholarship in educational and linguistic anthropology to explore awareness of Spanish-English code-switching among bilingual Chicana/o and Latina/o students in a sixth-grade English Language Arts classroom. Analysis of qualitative data gathered via participant observation, video/audio recording, and semistructured interviews…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wesely, Pamela M.; Baig, Fatima – Bilingual Research Journal, 2012
This qualitative study explores how parents decide to enroll their children in one-way immersion programs and how the decision is made to continue in those programs at the middle/junior high school level. A total of 131 parents responded to a survey with open-ended questions about these two decisions. Analyzed thematically and within a conceptual…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Opportunities, Self Efficacy, Immersion Programs
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LaBelle, Jeffrey T. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2011
Many middle school teachers lack adequate criteria to critically select materials that represent a variety of L2 teaching models. This study analyzes the illustrated and written content of 33 ELL textbooks to determine the range of L2 teaching models represented. The researchers asked to what extent do middle school ELL texts depict frequency and…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Teaching Models, Content Analysis, Middle School Teachers
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Echevarria, Jana; Richards-Tutor, Catherine; Canges, Rebecca; Francis, David – Bilingual Research Journal, 2011
In this article we report findings from research through the Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE), a National Research and Development Center. In our study we examined the efficacy of a model of instruction for English learners, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Discourse, Control Groups, Second Language Learning
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Hansen-Thomas, Holly; Cavagnetto, Andy – Bilingual Research Journal, 2010
This article investigates teachers' attitudes toward English Language Learners (ELLs) at three middle schools in Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania. These schools have been critically impacted by the presence of ELLs, whether due to large numbers, or to smaller, concentrated populations in schools that traditionally have not served ELLs. This…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Second Language Learning, Middle School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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McGraw, Rebecca; Rubinstein-Avila, Eliane – Bilingual Research Journal, 2008
Language is the means through which mathematics is learned and mathematical reasoning is developed and expressed. Students' development of mathematical knowledge is dependent upon their codevelopment of language competencies. This study sought to understand the intersection of language acquisition and mathematical reasoning in a multigrade,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers
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Jia, Yueming; Eslami, Zohreh R.; Burlbaw, Lynn M. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2006
This paper reports on a qualitative study that examined English as a second language (ESL) teachers' perceptions of classroom-based reading assessments. ESL teachers' use of classroom-based reading assessments, their understanding about the function and effectiveness of this assessment method, and the factors influencing this assessment process…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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Lee, Steven K. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2006
In light of the continuing debate surrounding bilingual education, there has been a renewed interest to examine the perceptions and views on the subject from various constituents. The purpose of this study was to examine the group who is the target of and most affected by this controversy--English language learners. The study surveyed 280 Latino…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Emotional Development, Educational Experience
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