References: Literacy for U.S. and Other Cultures

Useful Links and Resources



  • Bialystok, E. (2002). Acquisition of literacy in bilingual children: A framework for research. Language Learning, 52(1), 159-199.
  • Bialystok, E., & Herman, J. (1999). Does bilingualism matter for early literacy? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2(1), 35-44.
  • Chapter Seven/ Families with Latino Roots. (2004). In M. E. Zuniga (Author). Developing Cross-Cultural Competence A Guide for Working With Children and Their Families. Boston: Brookes Publishing Company.
  • Grant, R. A., Wong, S. D., & Osterling, J. P. (2007). Developing literacy in second-language learners: Critique from a heteroglossic, sociocultural, and multidimensional framework. Reading Research Quaterly, 42(4), 598-609. doi: 10.1598/RRQ.42.4.8
  • Greer, T. V. (1969). An analysis of Mexican literacy. Journal of Inter-American Studies, 11(3), 466-476.
  • Hammer, C. S., Rodriguez, B. L., Lawrence, F. R., & Miccio, A. W. (2007). Puerto Rican mother's beliefs and home literacy practices. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 38, 216-224.
  • Paul, R. (2006). Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence Assessment and Intervention. 3rd Edition. St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Peregoy, S.F., & Boyle, O.F. (2000). English learners reading English: What we know, what we need to know. Theory into Practice, 39(4), 237-247.
  • Pray, L., & Jiménez, R. T. (2009). Literacy and English-language learners: What researchers and policy makers should know. Educational Researcher, 38(5), 380-385. doi: 10.3102/0013189×09339353
  • Trumbull, E., Rothstein-Fisch, C., Greenfield, P. M., & Quiroz, B. (2001). Bridging cultures between home and school a guide for teachers : with a special focus on immigrant Latino families. Mahwah, N.J: L. Erlbaum Associates.
  • Weber, R.M., & Longhi-Chirlin, T. (2001). Beginning in English: the growth of linguistic and literate abilities in Spanish-speaking first graders. Reading Research and Instrution, 41(1), 19-50.