Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences Between Spanish and English Using Authentic Text

2:00 - 3:15pm
Presented at: atdle2021

Language and literacy researchers have found that the act of engaging in comparing and contrasting different linguistic systems promotes language transfer and contributes to the development of metalinguistic awareness in emergent bilingual students. Participants attending this session will expand their knowledge of how to teach for biliteracy by engaging with authentic bilingual children’s literature in Spanish and English to identify language features that they can focus on to enhance their students’ metalinguistic awareness.