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Title: Creating Books With Young Dual Language Learners
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La creacion de libros con ninos que aprenden dos idiomas
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Dual Language Learners
Early Literacy
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
28. Use the home language to communicate within and beyond the classroom.
29. Use the home language to make connections and reinforce knowledge and skills across academic and social areas.
Learning Standards: 1.D. Speak using conventions of Standard English.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
28.A. Use the home language at age-appropriate levels for a variety of social and academic purposes.
29.A. Use the home language to attain benchmarks across all the learning areas and to build upon and develop transferable language and literacy skills.
Benchmarks: 1.D.ECb. Speak using age-appropriate conventions of Standard English grammar and usage.
28.A.ECb. Use home language in family, community, and early childhood settings.
29.A.ECc. Exhibit foundational literacy skills in home language to foster transfer to English.