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Multicultural and Multilingual Literacy and Language : Contexts and Practices - Fenice B. Boyd

Multicultural and Multilingual Literacy and Language

Contexts and Practices

By: Fenice B. Boyd (Editor), Cynthia Brock (Editor), Mary S. Rozendal (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th December 2003
ISBN: 9781572309616
Number Of Pages: 338
For Ages: 5 - 14 years old

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Within a clear conceptual framework, this book explores ways that teachers, reading specialists, administrators, and teacher educators can provide more effective literacy instruction to 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 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

"Literacy is a human right. Life success depends a great deal on the individual's access to information and literacy competence. This book provides a framework for including a community agenda in research and practice related to literacy instruction for multicultural/multilingual populations. It stresses that literacy is acquired in multiple contexts and is learned through a lifelong process. Also emphasized is the need for"

Introduction: Constructing Pedagogies of Empowerment in Multicultural and Multilingual Classrooms: Implications for Theory and Practicep. 1
Language, Texts, and Contexts
Literacy, Learning, and Language Variation: Implications for Instructionp. 15
Texts and English Language Learners: Scaffolding Entree to Readingp. 32
Classroom Language: Inviting All Students to Participatep. 54
Teacher Ideologies and Motivation for Change
Learning to Look through a New Lens: One Teacher's Reflection on the Change Process as Related to Cultural Awarenessp. 77
When "What We Say" and "What We Do" Don't Matchp. 93
On Listening to What Others Say: Narrative as a Catalyst to Uncover Issues of Racial and Cultural Diversityp. 106
Teaching Language Arts from a Multicultural Perspective: A Junior High School Experiencep. 130
Listening to Inner-City Teachers of English Language Learners: Differentiating Literacy Instructionp. 144
Students' Voices on Issues of Literacy Learning and Diversity
In Retrospect: Learning to Learn from Adolescents' Reading Experiencesp. 163
Reader Response, Culturally Familiar Literature, and Reading Comprehension: The Case of Four Latina(o) Studentsp. 180
Parallel Development of Writing in English and Germanp. 207
Supporting the Silent Second-Language Learner: A Professor Learns from a Kindergartnerp. 218
Out-of-Classroom Influences on Literacy Learning
Teaching Interrupted: The Effect of High-Stakes Testing on Literacy Instruction in a Texas Elementary Schoolp. 241
Fostering Systems of Support for Teachers and Studentsp. 262
The Empowering Literacy Practices of an African American Churchp. 280
Family Literacy: Learning from an Asian Immigrant Familyp. 304
Conclusions: Improving Literacy Instruction for All Children: Current Concerns and Future Directionsp. 323
Indexp. 332
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ISBN: 9781572309616
ISBN-10: 157230961X
Series: Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 5 - 14 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 17th December 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.48