Immigrant students and literacy

Immigrant students and literacy

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This powerful book demonstrates how culturally responsive teaching can make learning come alive. Drawing on his experience as a fifth-grade teacher in a multiethnic school where children spoke over 14 different home languages, the author reveals how he created a language arts curriculum from the students' own rich cultural resources, narratives, and identities.She told me that in first grade she had become aquot;afraid to make mistakes. ... I had five-paragraph essays to ... We might have examined, for example, the braided histories of Mexican and Filipino laborers and how different ethnic groups cooperated to work toward a vision of social justice. ... That summer, only weeks before sixth grade was to begin, Carmen received a letter stating that she would have toanbsp;...

Title:Immigrant students and literacy
Author:Gerald Campano
Publisher:Teachers College Pr - 2007


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