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ERIC Number: EJ1013336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Learning to Talk Like the Test: Guiding Speakers of African American Vernacular English
Fisher, Douglas; Lapp, Diane
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v56 n8 p634-648 May 2013
In this article, we focus on instructional support for 91 students who speak African American Vernacular English and who are at high risk for not passing the required state exams. We profile the instruction that was provided and the results from that instruction, providing examples of how students' language was scaffolded such that they could code switch between test language (standard academic English) and the languages of their homes. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California