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. Contributors: Josephine Arce, Diane Brantley, Sandra A. Butvilofsky, Susan Courtney, Gregory J. Cramer, Elizabeth Padilla Detwiler, Virginia Gonzalez, Dana L. Grisham, Shira Lubliner, Jodene Kersten Morrell, Sandra Liliana Pucci, Alice Quiocho, Ambika G. Raj, Richard Rogers
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.