Language and Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education: A Bilingual Approach discusses the importance of Indigenous languages in the classroom for Native students. The authors propose that bilingual education can benefit from all languages children bring to the classroom and that a community's cultural and linguistic resources can make significant contributions to the language and literacy program. The authors bring their practical and academic knowledge of bilingual language education to this volume. They set the context by providing background information about Indigenous languages in America and South America. Sample countries include the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. The state of language preservation and revitalization is discussed. The next section deals with language planning and policy in general with specific reference to the Hopi and the Navajo cases. The second part of the book deals with curriculum materials and classroom strategies. The authors promote additive bilingual development and stress oral language development as preparation for literacy. In the bilingual classroom, the authors stress the importance of using oral genres for teaching higher order discourses. They also discuss the immersion approach to teaching the Indigenous language. The final two chapters cover the concept Biliteracy (teaching reading and writing in the Indigenous language), and language assessment tools. The book contains an index, references, a glossary and several appendices, which include two traditional stories about Coyote, sample cloze passages, the 1953 UNESCO Declaration about the use of vernacular languages in education, and sample plates from a bilingual interview for testing vocabulary knowledge. Educators, language teachers, curriculum planners and administrators involved in Indigenous language education will find this book a useful source for information about immersion and second language education. The general reader may find some of the material too dense and jargon-filled but the authors have included a useful glossary of linguistic terms as well as a guide to the abbreviations used throughout the text.