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ERIC Number: EJ1123881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2194-654X
Improving Literacy Skills of Adolescents from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
McQuiston, Kathleen; O'Shea, Doris; McCollin, Michelle
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v2 n2 p1-13 Aug 2007
Many students continue to display reading difficulties beyond the elementary grades. Among these, a disproportionate number are students of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. Teaching foundational literacy skills is necessary to impart to these students that which they missed in the early grades. By combining best practices supported by research with instruction that is culturally responsive, teachers can improve the reading achievement of these students. A range of interventions which support the five critical areas of reading instruction?phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and decoding?are discussed. In particular, classroom contexts and learning strategies that are likely to be effective for CLD students are explored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
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