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The author reasserts the importance of children's relationships and communications with people who care about them, spend time with them, and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy.

Bilingual Learners
Bilingual learners
Introduction

The kind of good practice described elsewhere in this book is the basis for working on the development of language and literacy with all young children. However, children who start school with more competence in a language other than English may need additional support in order to become confident users of English. This chapter describes activities that are appropriate for developing oral language, reading and writing with young bilingual learners. As Britain is a multilingual and multicultural society this chapter also explores some of the issues that are pertinent to all schools that wish to provide a curriculum that is relevant to the needs of their pupils as citizens of the twenty-first century.

Terminology

The children who are referred to in this chapter may ...

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