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Teaching Literacy in Spanish

Publisher: New York: McMillan/McGraw-Hill
Page Numbers: 126-141

This article discusses approaches to literacy instruction that may be considered to be universal or applicable to both Spanish and English. It also gives examples of the ways in which literacy instruction in Spanish should be different from English instruction. This article will use examples from a current approach to literacy instruction known as balanced literacy to illustrate why Spanish/English bilingual teachers need specific knowledge about teaching methods related to Spanish reading. It also discusses issues in adapting English literacy methods for use with Spanish speakers.