Scaffolding and bilingual shared reading experiences: Promoting primary school students' learning and development

Cumming-Potvin, Wendy, Renshaw, Peter and van Kraayenoord, Christina E. (2003) Scaffolding and bilingual shared reading experiences: Promoting primary school students' learning and development. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 26 2: 54-68.

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Author Cumming-Potvin, Wendy
Renshaw, Peter
van Kraayenoord, Christina E.
Title Scaffolding and bilingual shared reading experiences: Promoting primary school students' learning and development
Journal name Australian Journal of Language and Literacy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1038-1562
Publication date 2003-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 54
End page 68
Total pages 15
Editor J. Rivalland
M. Rohl
S. Statkus
J. Winter
Place of publication Norwood, Australia
Publisher Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
330103 Sociology of Education
740102 Primary education
1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Abstract This paper explores the connections between scaffolding, second language learning and bilingual shared reading experiences. A socio- cultural theory of cognition underpins the investigation, which involved implementing a language and culture awareness program (LCAP) in a year 4 classroom and in the school community. Selected passages from observations are used to analyse the learning of three students, particularly in relation to languages other than English (LOTE). As these three case study students interacted in the classroom, at home and in the community, they co-constructed, appropriated and applied knowledge form one language to another. Through scaffolding, social spaces were constructed, where students learning and development were extended through a variety of activities that involved active participation, such as experimenting with language, asking questions and making suggestions. Extending these opportunities for student learning and development is considered in relation to creating teaching and learning environments that celebrate socio-cultural and linguistic diversity.
Keyword Literacy
Second language learning
LOTE
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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