Teaching Children to Read in Diverse Communities

Timothy R. Blair has created a straightforward, easy-to-use guide that prepares teachers to teach reading in today’s culturally diverse classrooms. The Second Edition offers a natural and relaxed writing style that simulates a sense of a conversation between the author and the reader, and encourages today’s reading teachers to believe in their professional abilities It’s clear, comprehensible presentations provides students the latest information on effective reading strategies and culturally responsive instruction in today’s elementary and middle school classrooms. The text is succinct and clear framework assists teachers-in-preparation in navigating the cultural differences influencing classroom reading instruction and the performance of all students. It provides a framework for understanding diversity and developing a teaching style that respects, celebrates, and capitalizes on the strengths of all students. The Second Edition has been extensively revised and updated that includes the addition of new chapters on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and technological developments and their effect on the teaching-learning process. The text has also been streamlined to reflect recent real-world examples, strategies, and scholarship. In addition, coverage of the growing body of knowledge on student diversity, including Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students and the increasing number of children living under the poverty line has been expanded. This edition features a flexible organization that offers student a modular format that presents students with core material in digestible chunks.