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“The authors provide practical approaches to literacy instruction that are desperately warranted. They offer a prescription for using strategies, selecting text, making home-school connections, and building learning communities aimed at benefiting all students. In short, this is a text that is long overdue.”

--Alfred W. Tatum, Assistant Professor

Northern Illinois University

Make literacy MEANINGFUL in your classroom for students of ALL cultures!

This book will allow teachers to use innovative strategies to promote engaged, inclusive literacy, and raise their students' appreciation for the cultural diversity in their own classroom communities. This resource celebrates awareness of individual, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and economic diversity, and addresses all aspects of studies within the context of culturally responsive teaching. Field-tested with K-8 teachers, each strategy is described for use at beginning, intermediate, and advanced grade levels, and also helps teachers to individualize and accommodate special needs students.

50 Literacy Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching, K-8 addresses all aspects of language arts, reading, writing, speaking, and listening, and integrates math, science, and social studies, all within the context of culturally responsive teaching. Ways to include families and community members further strengthen the strategic effectiveness.

The six major themes of this text cluster a wealth of easily adapted and implemented strategies around: Classroom community; Home, community, and nation; Multicultural literature events; Critical media literacy; Global perspectives and literacy development; Inquiry learning and literacy learning

This invaluable resource will allow every teacher to transform the classroom culture to one in which all cultures are valued and literacy becomes meaningful to all!

Global Perspectives and Literacy Development: Understanding the World View
Global perspectives and literacy development: Understanding the world view
Strategy 30: Community and Conflict: Peaceful Problem Solving

Often, conflicts that occur in classrooms relate to misunderstandings and the desire for only one way, so it's important to define peace with the class and talk about peaceful resolution. Questions to encourage discussion are, what does it mean to be peaceful? What do peaceful people do? What do people who don't know about peace do? When have you seen people being peaceful? When have you seen people who are not peaceful? Why are some people peaceful? Why are some people not peaceful?

Teaching young people to peacefully resolve conflict is an important skill (Watson & Ecken, 2003). Using trade books as ...

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