ERIC Number: ED438506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A Collection of Articles and Commentaries.
Opitz, Michael F., Ed.
Addressing issues arising from increasing student diversity, this book brings together articles from "The Reading Teacher,""Journal of Reading," and "Language Arts" 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: "A Good Place To Begin: Examining Our Personal Perspectives" (Dawn Abt-Perkins and Mary Louise Gomez); "Johnny Can't Talk, Either: The Perpetuation of the Deficit Theory in Classrooms" (Rebecca G. Powell (Eller)); "Transforming Deficit Myths about Learning, Language, and Culture" (Barbara Flores, Patricia Tefft Cousin, and Esteban Diaz); "Cultural Attitudes toward Reading: Implications for Teachers of ESL/Bilingual Readers" (Mary Lee Field and Jo Ann Aebersold); and "Literacy Learning from a Multicultural Perspective" (Jim Anderson and Lee Gunderson). Part 2 (Principles of Instruction) includes 6 articles: "Acceptance and Caring Are at the Heart of Engaging Classroom Diversity" (Lindy L. Twiss); "Seven Strategies To Support a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy" (Francesina R. Jackson); "Discourse Diversity: Principles for Authentic Talk and Literacy Instruction" (John G. Barnitz); "Educating African American Learners At Risk: Finding a Better Way" (Dorothy S. Strickland); "Helping the Nonnative English Speaker with Reading" (Christine Sutton); and "Getting Meaning from Print: Four Navajo Students" (Diane M. DuBois). Part 3 (Enhancing Reading Comprehension) includes 9 articles: "Cross-Cultural Schemata and Reading Comprehension Instruction" (Billie V. Andersson and John G. Barnitz); "Using the Experience-Text-Relationship Method with Minority Children" (Kathryn Hu-Pei Au); "Negotiating Interpretations of Text: The Role of Student-Le
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Culturally Relevant Education, Diversity (Student), Elementary Education, Literacy, Multicultural Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Writing Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.