Literacy for All Students: An Instructional Framework for Closing the Gap by Rebecca PowellLiteracy for All Students: An Instructional Framework for Closing the Gap by Rebecca Powell

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

EditorRebecca Powell, Elizabeth Rightmyer

Paperback | June 20, 2011

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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.

Rebecca Powellis Marjorie Bauer Stafford Endowed Professor of Education at Georgetown College, KentuckyElizabeth C. Rightmyeris an independent Education/Research Consultant. She directs the statewide Read to Achieve research project from which this book evolved.
Title:Literacy for All Students: An Instructional Framework for Closing the GapFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:June 20, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415885876

ISBN - 13:9780415885874

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Table of Contents


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



Editorial Reviews

"Literacy For All Students is a worthwhile read, challenging teachers to rethink best practices and reminding them that instruction should speak to the lives of the students." ¿International Journal of Multicultural Education