JUST FOLLOW THE TEMPLATE ATTACHED(BELOW THE INSTRUCTIONS). THE BOOK IS ALSO ATTACHED SO YOU ONLY NEED TO FILL IN THE TEMPLATE BASED ON THE INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK
Dual Language Book Assignment
Assignment Description: For this assignment you need to develop and apply your knowledge of children’s language communication & literacy development and literacy teaching practices as outlined in the Early Learning Framework (ELECT) and course readings. In class you will share the book you have chosen the literacy strategies you have developed and the materials you have created. As a class you will collaboratively build a library of teaching resources. With a focus on home language and dual language books this assignment highlights a key ELECT principle:
Demonstration of respect for diversity equity and inclusion are prerequisites for optimal development and learning. (ELECT p. 11)
1. During Week 1 or 2 go to a public library: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ and find a dual-language children’s book for children in the age range 0-8 years. If you have a home language other than English please DO find a book in your home language. We want to celebrate your knowledge and develop your pedagogical skills in multiple languages!
Bring the book to class in week 3 to share and read aloud in a small group.
2. Write a summary using the template attached and be prepared to share your ideas orally with your group in week 3. Create pedagogical strategies that promote a literacy skill for that age group. Use specific examples from the book you have chosen.
a. Create one verbal strategy that promotes a literacy skill for that age group (i.e. learn key words/phrases in multiple languages).
b. Create one behavioral strategy that promotes a literacy skill for that age group.
For a specific skill cite the Early Learning Framework (ELECT) and for strategy ideas cite the Storybook Reading for Young Dual Language Learners handout.
3. Create and bring a prop that you could use when sharing the story with children. Props could include photographs objects that relate to the story or simple puppets (e.g. photocopied storybook characters on Popsicle sticks sock or glove/mitten puppets felt puppets etc.).
4. Discuss how you could support a child’s home language in a shared reading experience. Provide 2 strategies that could work when the language is other than your own.
Brown M. (2007). My name is Gabito: The life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Flagstaff Arizona: Luna Rising Publishers.
Age Group (cite Early Learning for Every Child Today [ELECT]:
One Paragraph Summary of the Book:
Languages in the Book:
a. Verbal Strategy
One paragraph citing The Continuum of Development (Ontario Ministry of Education 2007) and Storybook Reading for Young Dual Language Learners handout (Castro & Gillanders 2011).
b. Behavioural Strategy
One paragraph citing The Continuum of Development (Ontario Ministry of Education 2007) and Storybook Reading for Young Dual Language Learners handout (Castro & Gillanders 2001).