Building Literacy Across the FLES Curriculum

How do teachers and programs encourage students to build literacy in another language? This presentation provides answers by sharing four strategies one school has implemented to strengthen student literacy in both their first and second languages. The presentation shares information about the importance of environmental and functional print, the most relevant comprehension strategies for early language learners, and the role read-alouds play in literacy development.



Literacy Research / Strategies Publications
Strategies that Work, Sylvia Harvey & Anne Goudvis
Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms, David Freeman
Learning to Learn in a Second Language, Pauline Gibbons
Exploring Second-Language Reading, Neil Anderson

Online Resources and Research
Reading in a Foreign Language (Electronic Journal) - http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl
Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel - http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/publications/pdf/NELPReport09.pdf
Early Word Recognition Key to Lifelong Reading Skills - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090506093952.htm
Literacy for the 21st Century Language Learner - http://nflrc.iastate.edu/news/200601/homepage.html
Reading Rockets - http://www.readingrockets.org/

Literacy Strategies
The S.O.A.P.S. Model for Reading Comprehension - http://forpd.ucf.edu/strategies/PDFs/SOAPS-Nov2008.pdf
Reading Strategies that Benefit All Learners (Summary of Reciprocal Teaching) - http://www.thecenterlibrary.org/cwis/cwisdocs/lit-strategies.pdf
Reading Stratgeies: What Do Good Readers Do? - http://www.paec.org/david/reading/general.pdf
Summary of Reading Strategies (1-pager) - http://www.paec.org/fdlrstech/9SixComprehension.pdf

Literacy Ideas and Activities (blog posts, social netowrk pages, etc)
Wordle in Reading Centers - http://principianteglobal.blogspot.com/2009/04/wordle-in-reading-centers.html

Book distributors / publishers

Ediciones Lerner (Sp) – www.lernerbooks.com
Lectorum (Sp) – www.lectorum.com
Follet Library Resources (Sp) – www.titlewave.com
Milo Educational Resources (Sp) – www.miloeducationalbooks.com
Sosnowski Books (Sp, Fr)– www.sosnowskibooks.com
Éditions Scholastic (Fr) – www.scholastic.ca/editions
International Book Importers (Ger) – www.ibiservice.com

Big Books

Zaner-Bloser (Sp) – www.zaner-bloser.com
Conafe (Sp) – www.conafe.edu.mx

Student Readers

Scholastic News en español
Let’s Find Out – Spanish

External Measures of Literacy

MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) (ELA) – http://www.nwea.org/assessments/map.asp
NOELLA (National Online Early Language Learning Assessment)
(Sp, Fr, Ch, Jp, Ko) – http://noella.uoregon.edu