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50 Literacy Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching, K-8



April 2006 | 160 pages | Corwin
'The authors provide practical approaches to literacy instruction that are desperately warranted. They offer a prescription for using strategies, selecting text, making home-school connections, and building learning communities aimed at benefiting all students. In short, this is a text that is long overdue' - Alfred W. Tatum, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University

Make literacy meaningful in your classroom for students of all cultures.

This book will allow teachers to use innovative strategies to promote engaged, inclusive literacy, and raise their students' appreciation for the cultural diversity in their own classroom communities. This resource celebrates awareness of individual, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and economic diversity, and addresses all aspects of studies within the context of culturally responsive teaching. Tried-and-tested by teachers, each strategy is differentiated to help teachers to individualize and accommodate special needs students.

50 Literacy Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching addresses all aspects of language arts, reading, writing, speaking, and listening, and integrates math, science, and social studies, all within the context of culturally responsive teaching. Ways to include families and community members further strengthen the strategic effectiveness.

The six major themes of this text cluster a wealth of easily adapted and implemented strategies around:

- Classroom community

- Home, community, and nation

- Multicultural literature events

- Critical media literacy

- Global perspectives and literacy development

- Inquiry learning and literacy learning

This invaluable resource will allow every teacher to transform the classroom culture to one in which all cultures are valued and literacy becomes meaningful to all.

 
Foreword by Lee Gunderson
 
Preface
 
1. Classroom Community: Getting to Know Me, Myself, and Us
 
2. Home, Community, and Nation: Making Contributions to Literacy Learning
 
3. Multicultural Literature Events: Motivating Literacy Learning in Content Areas
 
4. Critical Media Literacy: Exploring Values
 
5. Global Perspectives and Literacy Development: Understanding the World View
 
6. Inquiry Learning and Literacy Learning: Beginning to Know Research
 
Conclusion
 
Epilogue
 
Resource A: Standards for the English Language Arts
 
Resource B: List of Cited Youth Literature
 
References
 
Index

"The authors of Culturally Responsive Teaching: 50 Literacy Strategies provide practical approaches to literacy instruction that are desperately warranted. They offer a prescription for using strategies, selecting text, making home-school connections, and building learning communities aimed at benefiting all students. In short, this is a text that is long overdue."

Alfred W. Tatum, Assistant Professor
Northern Illinois University

"The authors make an important point: Developing greater awareness of our diversity can be used in powerful ways to engage students and increase achievement. Moreover, they show you how to do this with very simple strategies. This is a wonderful book for all of us committed to developing culturally responsive classrooms."

Donald J. Leu, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Psychology
University of Connecticut

"While there are many books on culturally responsive teaching, this one provides a fresh view from a different perspective and I recommend it for all who want to broaden their knowledge of working with culturally diverse families and children."

Patricia A. Edwards, Professor of Literacy
Michigan State University

This text is used in a socio-cultural contexts of literacy course. It is a key text for providing means for helping diverse learners become literate.

Dr Ann Rowland
Sch Of Education Prof Dvmt, Capella University
April 13, 2010

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