M.A. Reading Eduction
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
Susan Browne, Ed.D.
Committee Member 1
Xiufang Chen, Ph.D.
Committee Member 2
dual-language texts, literacy
Bilingualism in children
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Language and Literacy Education
This paper provides a qualitative account of how linguistically inclusive curriculums can enhance literacy instruction. The specific aim of this study is to explore the impact on literacy instruction of emergent bilingual students when the curriculum includes dual-language texts. Methods of data collection include student interviews, text discussions, student work, and student self-assessments. The findings show that the dual language literature positively affected the emergent bilingual students. Students enjoyed increased levels of engagement and a high level of confidence in their reading abilities. The research demonstrates the value of a culturally and linguistically inclusive instructional environment. With the inclusion of dual-language texts in the curriculum, emergent bilingual students have a tool to increase their self-confidence, aid them in making connections, and improve engagement. These benefits will assist bilingual students as they work towards the goal of reading success.
Dranchak, Amanda, "USING DUAL-LANGUAGE TEXTS TO SUPPORT LITERACY FOR EMERGENT BILINGUAL STUDENTS" (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 3103.