Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction

by Bob Algozzine

Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction Synopsis

While reading skills are necessary for life-long learning and success, many students experience reading difficulties and a disproportionate number are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. Since students of CLD backgrounds sometimes miss basic literacy skills in the early grades, instruction in foundational literacy skills is critical. This resource illustrates how teachers can improve reading achievement for students of CLD backgrounds by combining research-supported best practices with instruction that is culturally responsive. Readers will find a range of interventions correlated with the five critical areas of reading instruction based on the National Reading Panel Report. Written by experts in the areas of cultural diversity and/or literacy, this book presents classroom techniques and learning strategies for working effectively with students from CLD backgrounds at all grade levels, from primary through to secondary school.

Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction Press Reviews

This text addresses the literacy needs of learners who have been 'left behind.' -- Ursula Thomas-Fair, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education A one-of-a-kind approach to the reading instruction of culturally diverse learners. Its no-nonsense and straightforward approach is user friendly and responsive to the needs of learners with reading disadvantages. -- Gary L. Willhite, Teacher Educator There is a sense of apprehension about working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. This book shows how to make a significant difference in helping all students achieve and reach their potential. -- Phyllis N. Levert, Special Education Employment Supervisor This book is appropriate as a resource for educational practitioners and as a textbook book for preservice teachers. The book offers realistic advice that is grounded in detailed, comprehensive, and practical action for culturally responsive instruction. -- Education Review: Brief Reviews, December 2009 Teaching reading is a very complex task. This book dispels the myths regarding culturally diverse learners and provides concrete strategies that any teacher can easily implement. It contains current research from the most reputable sources in the field of education and is a must-read for every teacher. -- Akina Luckett-Canty, Special Education Teacher

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412957748
Publication date: 17th December 2008
Author: Bob Algozzine
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Teaching of a specific subject, Educational: English language: reading & writing skills,

About Bob Algozzine

Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and as an editor of several journals focused on special education. Algozzine ...

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