ERIC Number: EJ612836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Breaking Down Barriers That Disenfranchise African American Adolescent Readers in Low-Level Tracks.
Tatum, Alfred W.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v44 n1 p52-64 Sep 2000
Describes how one teacher researcher helped a class of low-achieving African American eighth graders dramatically increase their reading achievement. Discusses barriers to reading and creating a supportive classroom community. Describes how the author combined explicit skill and strategy development using a framework to address fluency, word study, comprehension, and writing while using culturally relevant literature to develop cultural competence. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A