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Listening to the voices of the Caribbean: Introducing Caribbean children’s literature into the English classroom in Puerto Rico
This study assesses the general knowledge eighth graders from Western Puerto Rico have of their neighboring Caribbean islands. It also examines interests and provides a base for the material selected for the creation of a ...
The design and creation of a bilingual phonemic awareness test for Puerto Rico
This thesis had three objectives. The first was to design and create a bilingual phonemic awareness test (BPAT) for Puerto Rico, where Spanish is a first language and English is a second language, learned primarily through ...
The creation and field testing of a teaching unit focused on positive transfer of Spanish/English cognates with a group of 7th graders in a public school in Puerto Rico
In Puerto Rico (PR), language transfer can be defined as the influence of L1 Spanish on the production and acquisition of L2 English. In the Puerto Rican public schools, few instructional materials make use of cognates and ...