Literacy for All Students: An Instructional Framework for Closing the Gap

Literacy for All Students: An Instructional Framework for Closing the Gap

By: Elizabeth Rightmyer (editor), Rebecca Powell (editor)Hardback

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The Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) is a framework for implementing culturally relevant literacy instruction and classroom observation. Drawing on research and theory reflecting a range of perspectives - multicultural instruction, literacy theory, equity pedagogy, language and discourse models, sheltered instruction, critical pedagogy - it provides a means for assessing the many variables of classroom literacy instruction and for guiding practitioners in their development as multicultural educators. Literacy for All Students * Discusses issues in multicultural literacy instruction within the context of various essential instructional components (such as assessment, curriculum, parent collaboration) * Provides a protocol for observing features of literacy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students * Presents vignettes from real classrooms, written by elementary and middle school teachers, showing their victories and struggles as they attempt to implement a pedagogy that is culturally responsive within a climate of high stakes testing A highly effective instrument for assessing culturally responsive literacy instruction in schools, the CRIOP serves as a model for realizing a literacy that is both relevant and transformative.

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Rebecca Powell is Marjorie Bauer Stafford Endowed Professor of Education at Georgetown College, Kentucky Elizabeth C. Rightmyer is an independent Education/Research Consultant. She directs the statewide Read to Achieve research project from which this book evolved.


Preface 1. Introduction Part I: The Sociocultural Context of Literacy Instruction 2. Classroom Caring and Teacher Dispositions: The Heart to Teach All Students 3. Classroom Climate/ Physical Environment: Creating an Inclusive Community 4. Parent Collaboration: Developing Partnerships with Families and Caregivers Part II: Core Instructional Practices 5. Culturally Responsive Assessment: Creating a Culture of Learning 6. Curriculum and Planned Experiences: Bridging the Classroom with Students' Worlds 7. Pedagogy/ Instruction: Beyond "Best Practices" 8. Discourse/ Instructional Conversation: Connecting School and Personal Discourses Part III: Becoming Critical 9. Sociopolitical Consciousness/ Multiple Perspectives: Empowering Students to Read the World Contributors Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/07/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780415885867
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780415885867
  • weight: 521
  • ISBN10: 0415885868

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