NISD ELL Newsletter

January 2016 - The Role of Cultural Relevance in Classrooms

The Research Says...

Culturally Relevant Texts & Reading Assessment for ELLs

Article includes issues of selecting texts and a cultural relevance rubric to help in book selection. Ebe, A.E. (2011). Culturally relevant texts and reading assessment for English language learners. Reading Horizons, 50(3), 193-210.

Developing Literacy Through Culturally Relevant Texts

Suggestions for how to use culturally relevant texts to enhance literacy skills. Alanis, I. (2007). Developing literacy through culturally relevant texts. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 20(1), 29-32.

Strategies that Work

Recommended Texts for Exploration

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