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Kim, Deoksoon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The strength of English learners' second language reading is closely associated with academic success. Using qualitative research methods and verbal protocols, this study examines four elementary-level English learners' uses of reading strategies and describes how each English learner employs these strategies while reading both culturally relevant…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, Reading Strategies, Academic Achievement
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Jones, Shelley; Mutumba, Safina – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article reports on a collaborative action research project, conducted in a pre-primary school in South Central Uganda, which explores the opportunities for children to draw upon and integrate their home and community-based knowledge and experiences through mother tongue (MT) instruction and resources. We use the funds of knowledge (Moll,…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Cultural Background, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
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Banes, Leslie C.; Ambrose, Rebecca C.; Bayley, Robert; Restani, Rachel M.; Martin, Heather A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This mixed-method study examines the relationship between classroom discussion and student performance in twenty 3rd and 4th grade classrooms in northern California with 50% English language learners (ELLs). Discussions were scored on features including use of multiple approaches for solving problems, students' opportunities to speak, equitable…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Tests, Problem Solving
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García-Mateus, Suzanne; Palmer, Deborah – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Research suggests that identity matters for school success and that language and identity are powerfully intertwined. A monolingual solitudes understanding of bilingualism undermines children's bilingual identities, yet in most bilingual education classrooms, academic instruction is segregated by language and children are encouraged to engage in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lee, Young Ju – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This study aims to explore the nature of the identities constructed by EFL learners through picture-book read-alouds and the possible relationship between these identities and their literacy learning. Eight Korean students were encouraged to connect with stories through picture-book workshops. Before and after the picture-book read-alouds, tests…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Self Concept, Reading Comprehension, Picture Books
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Lucero, Audrey – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Within dual language education programs, well-structured peer interactions can facilitate the learning of language and curricular content simultaneously. Research has found that even very young bilingual students can engage in peer linguistic mediation to help less proficient classmates participate in small group work. In this article, I analyze…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Bilingualism, Spanish, Elementary School Students