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Title: Creating a Language-Rich Classroom for Young Dual Language Learners (DLLs)
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La creación de un salón de clases enriquecido en lenguaje para niños 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: Best Practices
Dual Language Learners
Language Development
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Goals: 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: 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: 28.A.ECb. Use home language in family, community, and early childhood settings.
29.A.ECa. Use home cultural and linguistic knowledge to express current understandings and construct new concepts.