ERIC Number: EJ1043248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Readalouds
May, Laura A.; Bingham, Gary E.; Pendergast, Meghan L.
Multicultural Perspectives, v16 n4 p210-218 2014
The teacher readaloud is an instructional tool established in its ability to foster children's language and literacy development. Increasing cultural and linguistic diversity and changing standards place pressure on teachers to provide literacy and language instruction relevant to children's everyday lives and learning. This article presents a framework for conducting culturally and linguistically relevant readalouds within two essential components, talk and text, in terms of developing cultural competence, maintaining high academic expectations, and fostering a critical stance. Particular attention is given to the interactive nature of these readalouds and how they can be used to promote children's active co-construction of textually-based meaning.
Descriptors: Cultural Relevance, Reading Aloud to Others, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Reading Material Selection, Expectation, Critical Thinking, Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, Elementary School Students, Refugees, Tutoring
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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