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Ch 8: Second Language Literacy Development

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Check out this chapter on second language literacy development if you need help getting ready for a test or completing your homework. You can work at your own pace when you study our lessons and quizzes on any mobile phone, tablet or computer 24 hours a day.

Second Language Literacy Development - Chapter Summary

Study this chapter on second language literacy development at your convenience to review these and related subjects. Some of these include language transfer, reading proficiency and factors that affect literacy development. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Outline the different types of literacy theories and their characteristics
  • Discuss L1 and L2 literacy development
  • Explain the ways school and home impact emergent literacy
  • Describe the influences on L2 literacy development
  • Detail the personal factors affecting English language literacy development
  • Identify the types and effects of language transfer
  • Understand how reading and writing proficiency in English learners is developed
  • Define comprehensible output for ELL students

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8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Second Language Literacy Development
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Literacy Theories: Types & Characteristics

1. Literacy Theories: Types & Characteristics

The maturationist, emergent, and social constructivist literacy theories have different perspectives on how children acquire literacy. In this lesson, we will discuss the main characteristics of each theory.

L1 & L2 Literacy Development

2. L1 & L2 Literacy Development

First and second language development both occur in stages with small hurdles along the way. This lesson looks closely at the development of both L1 and L2, as well as some of the challenges that language learners might face.

How Home & School Impact Emergent Literacy

3. How Home & School Impact Emergent Literacy

Emergent literacy skills are some of the most important things children learn at a very young age. How schools and families together handle this can influence the rest of a child's education. Explore this, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Influences on L2 Literacy Development

4. Influences on L2 Literacy Development

There are many factors involved in the development of L2, or second language, literacy. In this lesson, we will explore several different areas of literacy development and examine the factors that impact development of L2 literacy.

Personal Factors Affecting English Language Literacy Development

5. Personal Factors Affecting English Language Literacy Development

In this lesson for English language teachers, we discuss some of the personal factors affecting proficiency for students that are English Language Learners or ELL students.

Language Transfer: Definition, Types & Effects

6. Language Transfer: Definition, Types & Effects

This lesson defines and describes language transfer and differentiates between positive and negative transfer. It also describes how language transfer affects learners' ability to acquire a second language.

Developing Reading & Writing Proficiency in English Learners

7. Developing Reading & Writing Proficiency in English Learners

The successful development of reading and writing skills is essential for English learners. This lesson provides teacher with effective approaches and scaffolding strategies designed to increase the reading and writing proficiency of English learners.

Comprehensible Output for ELL Students

8. Comprehensible Output for ELL Students

There are many popular theories about second language acquisition. In this lesson, you'll learn about the comprehensible output hypothesis and research-based strategies to develop ELL students' communication skills.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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