Young bilinguals’ voices: reflecting on being experts and becoming literate

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This article provides findings about how the construction of literacy practices mediated the positive identity development of first-grade bilinguals in an inquiry-based setting over an academic year. Utilizing a sociocultural approach and a Positive Discourse Analysis lens, the researcher reports findings from an exemplary primary classroom that facilitated positive identity development among young bilinguals as they simultaneously developed language, literacy, and content knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-334
Number of pages24
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • discourse analysis
  • emergent bilinguals
  • English learners
  • Identity
  • inquiry-based learning
  • literacy practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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