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ERIC Number: EJ902023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction
Callins, Tandria
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n2 p62-65 Nov-Dec 2006
Teaching ability, over and above reading programs, is the major contributor to students' literacy success. Culturally and linguistically diverse students are not receiving "a free and appropriate education" when teachers are not implementing instructional strategies that optimize student achievement or positively reinforcing their cultural identity. Teachers who embrace culturally responsive literacy instruction will serve as a catalyst for improved reading achievement among students who are culturally and linguistically diverse. In this article, the author focuses on literacy instruction and discusses the importance of (1) multiple forms of literacy; (2) early reading success; (3) culturally responsive pedagogy; and (4) skills, reading for meaning, and multicultural literature. (Contains 11 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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