Linguistically Appropriate Practice: A Guide for Working with Young Immigrant Children

This groundbreaking book provides a convincing argument on the benefits of dual language learning while simultaneously introducing a new teaching approach known as 'Linguistically Appropriate Practice.' This approach offers guidance for a range of professionals who work with young immigrant children and helps them to ensure that home languages are maintained and strengthened while children are assisted in learning the dominant school language. With over fifty classroom activities that can be adapted to match curricula needs, Linguistically Appropriate Practice is a highly practical guide for transforming classrooms into multilingual and multi-literate environments.