Room for Talk: Teaching and Learning in a Multilingual Kindergarten
This book features and experienced ESL teacher who believes in the potential of her kindergarten second-language learners and uses identifiable strategies to maximize it. Illustrating how to make constructive use of "what children bring to the table" this volume promotes sound early childhood educational practice in any classroom.
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