Literacy Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Literacy Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

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Addressing issues arising from increasing student diversity, this book brings together articles from qThe Reading Teacher, qqJournal of Reading, q and qLanguage Artsq which offer teaching strategies, ways to capitalize on differences, and ways to use multicultural literature. Each section includes introductions by well-known literacy professionals and at the end is an annotated bibliography of over 100 multicultural children's books with a chart showing themes in each book. Part 1 (Awareness and Attitudes toward Literacy) includes 5 articles: qA Good Place To Begin: Examining Our Personal Perspectivesq (Dawn Abt-Perkins and Mary Louise Gomez); qJohnny Can't Talk, Either: The Perpetuation of the Deficit Theory in Classroomsq (Rebecca G. Powell (Eller)); qTransforming Deficit Myths about Learning, Language, and Cultureq (Barbara Flores, Patricia Tefft Cousin, and Esteban Diaz); qCultural Attitudes toward Reading: Implications for Teachers of ESL/Bilingual Readersq (Mary Lee Field and Jo Ann Aebersold); and qLiteracy Learning from a Multicultural Perspectiveq (Jim Anderson and Lee Gunderson). Part 2 (Principles of Instruction) includes 6 articles: qAcceptance and Caring Are at the Heart of Engaging Classroom Diversityq (Lindy L. Twiss); qSeven Strategies To Support a Culturally Responsive Pedagogyq (Francesina R. Jackson); qDiscourse Diversity: Principles for Authentic Talk and Literacy Instructionq (John G. Barnitz); qEducating African American Learners At Risk: Finding a Better Wayq (Dorothy S. Strickland); qHelping the Nonnative English Speaker with Readingq (Christine Sutton); and qGetting Meaning from Print: Four Navajo Studentsq (Diane M. DuBois). Part 3 (Enhancing Reading Comprehension) includes 9 articles: qCross-Cultural Schemata and Reading Comprehension Instructionq (Billie V. Andersson and John G. Barnitz); qUsing the Experience-Text-Relationship Method with Minority Childrenq (Kathryn Hu-Pei Au); qNegotiating Interpretations of Text: The Role of Student-Le.Student groups at each grade level had differing numbers of pictures for each visual essay or for a category of information within the essay. ... The evaluation of the sixth- grade essays by the three independent raters showed that they achieved total writing scores of 72% for ... Student 23A: First there is the Fire Department, who put out the fires in our neighboorhoods and who helps save our lives in suchanbsp;...

Title:Literacy Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Author:Michael F. Opitz
Publisher:International Reading Assn - 1979


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