Publication Date: July 27, 2012
Series: Language and Literacy Series
This resource guide looks at new classroom-based literacy research that supports all learners, including culturally and linguistically diverse students. The authors demonstrate how teachers and researchers develop instructional practices based on multiple languages and the literacy contexts of their schools. They describe classrooms where literacy and learning is encouraged and respected, highlighting best practices for classrooms that include English language learners. This valuable book will inform all educators interested in classroom literacy research and how it supports achievement for diverse students. It features contributions from authors at the forefront of teacher research that hold the most promise for initiating change.
Joan C. Fingon is a professor of Reading and Education at California State University–Los Angeles. Sharon H. Ulanoff is a professor of Bilingual/Multicultural and Literacy Education at California State University–Los Angeles.
“A set of bold and authentic classroom studies to inform teaching and learning practices.”
—Christian Faltis, editor, Teacher Education Quarterly
“Educators of ELLs from preschool to high school will find something to learn from in this book.”
—Kathy Escamilla, University of Colorado at Boulder
“Takes us inside classrooms and helps us identify what quality instruction for diverse learners should look like.”
—From the Foreword by Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University