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Jaeger, Elizabeth L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This article describes the ways in which a class of 7- and 8-year-old children used writing to communicate. Using Halliday's Systemic Functional Linguistics as a theoretical frame, I examine what functions these messages served, how functions varied from child to child and how the practice of message-sending evolved over time. Analysis of data…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Grade 3, Interpersonal Communication, Childrens Writing
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Gutierrez, Kris D.; Bien, Andrea C.; Selland, Makenzie K.; Pierce, Daisy M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
In this article, we examine the affordances of polylingual and polycultural learning ecologies in expanding the linguistic repertoires of children, particularly young Dual Language Learners. In contrast to settings that promote the development of English and academic language at the expense of maintaining and developing home language, we argue…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Bilingual Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)