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EDUC 6708 Literacy Development in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 6708 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Agirdag, O. (2009). All languages here welcomed. Educational Leadership, 66(7), 20–25.

Avalos, M. A., Plasencia, A., Chavez, C., & Rascón, J. (2007). Modified guided reading: Gateway to English as a second language and literacy learning. Reading Teacher, 61(4), 318–329.

Bauer, E. B. (2009). Informed additive literacy instruction for ELLs. Reading Teacher, 62(5), 446–448.

Black, R. W. (2009). English-language learners, fan communities, and 21st century skills. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 52(8), 688–697.

Compton-Lilly, C. (2008). Teaching struggling readers: Capitalizing on diversity for effective learning. Reading Teacher, 61(8), 668–672.

Haneda, M. (2006). Becoming literate in a second language: Connecting home, community, and school literacy practices. Theory Into Practice, 45(4), 337–345.

Lewis-Moreno, B. (2007). Shared responsibility: Achieving success with English language learners. Phi Delta Kappan, 88(10), 772–775.

Lotherington, H., & Chow, S. (2006). Rewriting “Goldilocks” in the urban, multicultural elementary school. Reading Teacher, 60(3), 242–252.

Pransky, K. (2009). There's more to see. Educational Leadership, 66(7), 74–7 8.

Purdy, J. (2008). Inviting conversation: Meaningful talk about texts for English language learners. Literacy, 42(1), 44–51.

Ramirez, A. Y., & Soto-Hinman, I. (2009). A place for all families. Educational Leadership, 66(7), 79–82.

Richards, H. V., Brown, A. F., & Forde, T. B. (2007). Addressing diversity in schools: Culturally responsive pedagogy. Teaching Exceptional Children, 39(3), 64–68.

Rubin, R. & Carlan, V. G. (2005). Using writing to understand bilingual children’s literacy development. Reading Teacher, 58(8), 728–739.

Wheeler, R. S. (2008). Becoming adept at code-switching. Educational Leadership, 65(7), 54–58.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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