Words Were All We Had

Words Were All We Had

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This engaging collection examines the personal narratives of a select group of well-respected educators who attained biliteracy when they were young students, and in the era before bilingual education. These autobiographical accounts celebrate and make visible a linguistic potential that has been largely ignored in schoolsa€”the inextricable and emotional ties that Latinos have to Spanish. The authors offer teachers important lessons about the individual potential of their Latino students. These stories of tenacity and resilience offer hope for a new generation of bilingual learners who are too often forced to choose between English and their native language.Becoming Biliterate Against the Odds MarAsa de la Luz Reyes. reader I was playing with the visual aspects of literacy, such as learning symbols, decoding, making connections, ... as walking the border with dad meant we would get our share of raspados (snow cones), coco (chunks of coconut), and, for me, comic books.

Title:Words Were All We Had
Author:María de la Luz Reyes
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2015-04-17


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