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Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction

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October 2008 | 208 pages | Corwin

"Dispels the myths regarding culturally diverse learners and provides concrete strategies that any teacher can easily implement. The book contains current research from the most reputable sources in the field and is a must-read for every teacher."
—Akina Luckett-Canty, Special Education Teacher
Brighton Middle School, Birmingham, AL

"This text addresses the literacy needs of learners who have been 'left behind.'"
—Ursula Thomas-Fair, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
University of West Georgia

Give students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds the literacy skills to succeed!

All students bring unique cultural and language experiences to their learning. Offering perspectives from experts in diversity and literacy, this clearly organized, comprehensive resource illustrates how teachers can improve reading achievement for students from diverse backgrounds by combining research-supported best practices with culturally responsive instruction.

Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction connects students' backgrounds, interests, and experiences to the standards-based curriculum. Teachers will find effective practices to help plan, implement, manage, and evaluate literacy instruction for students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This book provides:

  • A range of interventions that support five critical areas of reading instruction—phonemic awareness, phonics/decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
  • Learning materials that take advantage of multicultural literature, themes, and topics
  • Guidelines for helping students connect language and literacy tasks to their own cultural knowledge and experiences

Make a significant difference in all your students' reading success with effective, culturally responsive teaching practices!

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
Bob Algozzine, Festus E. Obiakor, Ellissa Brooks Nelson, Jeffery P. Bakken
1. Teaching Children to Read
Dorothy J. O'Shea, Jodi Katsafanas
2. Improving Phonological Processing
Dorothy J. O'Shea, Jodi Katsafanas, Kelly Holloway
3. Improving Decoding and Structural Analysis Skills
Michelle McCollins, Dorothy J. O'Shea
4. Improving Fluency
Shobana Musti-Rao, Renee O. Hawkins, Gwendolyn Cartledge, Cheryl Utley
5. Improving Vocabulary
Jeffery P. Bakken
6. Improving Comprehension
Festus E. Obiakor, Darren J. Smith
7. Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction for All
 
Appendixes
 
References
 
Index

"Teaching reading is a very complex task. This book dispels the myths regarding culturally diverse learners and provides concrete strategies that any teacher can easily implement. It contains current research from the most reputable sources in the field of education and is a must-read for every teacher."

Akina Luckett-Canty, Special Education Teacher
Brighton Middle School, Birmingham, AL

"This book is appropriate as a resource for educational practitioners and as a textbook book for preservice teachers. The book offers realistic advice that is grounded in detailed, comprehensive, and practical action for culturally responsive instruction."

Education Review: Brief Reviews, December 2009

"There is a sense of apprehension about working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. This book shows how to make a significant difference in helping all students achieve and reach their potential."

Phyllis N. Levert, Special Education Employment Supervisor
Cobb County Schools, GA

"A one-of-a-kind approach to the reading instruction of culturally diverse learners. Its no-nonsense and straightforward approach is user friendly and responsive to the needs of learners with reading disadvantages."

Gary L. Willhite, Teacher Educator
Southern Illinois University

"This text addresses the literacy needs of learners who have been 'left behind.'"

Ursula Thomas-Fair, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
University of West Georgia
Key features
  • Integrates literacy instruction as well as multicultural and culturally diverse perspectives 
  • Provides improvement strategies in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension for students who are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds  
  • Reproducible forms, checklists, and resource list included in the appendices

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Teaching Children How to Read


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