Within a clear conceptual framework, this book explores ways that teachers, reading specialists, administrators, and teacher educators can provide more effective literacy instruction to US K-9 students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. Cutting-edge theory and research is interwoven with detailed case studies that bring to life the complexities of teaching in today's multicultural and multilingual classroom. Topics covered include: How and why culture matters in literacy in instruction; Drawing on students' multiple literacies in the classroom; Motivating and engaging English language learners; Steps that teachers can take to heighten their cultural awareness and skills; Tapping into family and community resources for literacy learning.
- Bilingualism & multilingualism
- Paperback / softback
- Publication Date:
- Guilford Publications
- Country of origin:
- United States
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