Multicultural and Multilingual Literacy and Language

Contexts and Practices

Edited by Fenice B. Boyd, Cynthia H. Brock, and Mary S. Rozendal

December 17, 2003
ISBN 9781572309616
Price: $49.00
338 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

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