Tuesday, February 10, 2009

BLESSED with SECOND LANGUAGES and DIVERSE CULTURES: Supporting Literacy Journeys of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

In honor of my beloved god-nephews, Kadeem and Isaiah, the son's of my treasured friend and mentor Dr. Carol Wilcox of Denver Public Schools, and for the incredible international school students I serve in my collaborations with their brilliant and giving teachers...

Akhavan, Nancy. (2006). Help! My Kids Don’t All Speak English: How to set up a language workshop in your linguistically diverse classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Au, Kathryn H. (1993). Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Settings. New York: Harcourt Brace.
Benson, Laura. (2004). Deep Thinking: Sustaining Students’ Strategy Learning to Cultivate Their Independence. IRA. The Colorado Communicator, (27), 72 – 87.
Benson, Laura. (2003). Drawing From Our Well: Creating Writing Lessons from Our Reading Journeys, Part One. IRA. Colorado Reading Council Journal.. (26), 18 – 24.
Benson, Laura. (2001). Living a Literate Life. IRA. The Colorado Communicator, (25), 1 and 39 – 51.
Benson, Laura. (2005). Promising Stories: Culturally Responsive Literacy Learning and Teaching. IRA. The Colorado Communicator.
Brown, D. (2002). Becoming a Successful Urban Teacher. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Buhrow and Garcia. (2006). Ladybugs, Tornadoes, Swirling Galaxies: English Language Learner Discover Their World Through Inquiry.
Cushman, K. (2003). Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers From High School Students. New York, NY: The New Press.
Darling-Hammond, L., Ancess, J., and Falk, B. (1995). Authentic Assessment in Action: Studies of Schools and Students at Work. New York: Teachers College Press.
Delpit, Lisa. (1995). Teaching Other People’s Children. New York: The New Press.
Doubek, M. Brandon & Cooper, Eric. Closing the gap through professional development: Implications for reading research. Reading Research Quarterly. IRA.
Foster, M. (1995). African American teachers and culturally relevant pedagogy. In J.A. Banks, & C.A.M. Banks (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (pp. 570-581). New York: Macmillan.
Freeman, David and Freeman, Yvonne. English Language Learners: The Essential Guide. New York, NY: Scholastic. [*numerous titles]
Gay, G. (2000). Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, & Practice. New York: Teachers College Press.
Gordon, B.M. (1993). African American cultural knowledge and liberatory education; Dilemmas, problems, and potentials in a postmodern American society. Urban Education, 27(4), 448-470.
Greene, S., & Abt-Perkins, D. (2003). Making Race Visible: Literacy Research for Cultural Understanding. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Hale, J. (2001). Learning While Black: Creating Educational Excellence for African American Children. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Hilliard, Asa. (1991). Testing African American Students. Chicago, IL: Third World Press.
Jackson, Yvonne. (2004). Unlocking the Potential of African American Students: Keys to Reversing Underachievement. Theory Into Practice, 44(3), 203-210.
Krashen, S.D., & Terrell, T.D. (1983). The natural approach: Language acquisition in the classroom. New York: Pergamon.
Ladson-Billings, G. (1995a). But that's just good teaching! The case for culturally relevant pedagogy. Theory Into Practice, 34(3), 159-165.
Ladson-Billings, G. (1994). The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Ladson-Billings, G. (1995b). Multicultural teacher education: Research, practice, and policy. In J.A. Banks & C.A.M. Banks (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (pp. 747-759). New York: Macmillan.
Lazar, Althier. (2004). Learning to Be Literacy Teachers in Urban Schools: Stories of Growth and Change. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Levine, Mel. (2006). Celebrate Strengths, Nurture Affinities. Education Leadership.
Lipman, P. (1995). "Bringing out the best in them": The contribution of culturally relevant teachers to educational reform. Theory Into Practice, 34(3), 202-208.
Mahiri, Jabari. (1998). Shooting for Excellence –African American and Youth Culture in New Century Schools. New York: Teachers College Press.
Mahiri, Jabari. (2004). What They Don’t Learn in School: Literacy in the Lives of Urban Youth. New York: Peter Lang.
Mann, Augusta. Touching the Spirit. In Press.
Mohr, Kathleen and Mohr, Eric. (2007). Extending english-language learners' classroom interactions using the Response Protocol. The Reading Teacher, 60(5.4), 440-450.
Morrell, E. (2004). Linking Literacy and Popular Culture: Finding Connections for Lifelong Learning. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.
Pewewardy, C.D. (1994). Culturally responsive pedagogy in action: An American Indian magnet school. In E.R. Hollins, J.E. King, & W.C. Hayman (Eds.), Teaching Diverse Populations: Formulating a Knowledge Base (pp. 77-92). Albany: State University of New York Press.
Philips, S.U. (1983). The Invisible Culture: Communication in Classroom and Community on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland.
Ritchhart, Ron. (2002). Intellectual Character. San Francisco, CA: Josey Bass.
Rome, Stefanie. (2006). The National Urban Alliance for Effective Education Teaching for Intelligence Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
Rothstein, A., Rothstein, E., & Lauber, G. (2006). Writing as Learning: A Content-Based Approach. Thousand Oaks, Corwin.
Singleton, Glen (2005). Courageous Conversations. National Urban Alliance for Effective Education Conference.
Taberski, Sharon. (2000). On Solid Ground. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Tatum, Alfred. (2005). Nurturing Resilience Among African American Adolescent Male in the Literacy Classroom. Colorado Council of International Reading Association Conference.
Tatum, Alfred. (2005). Teaching reading to black adolescent males: Closing the achievement gap. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Teale, William. & Gambrell, Linda. (2007). Raising Urban Students’ Literacy Achievement By Engaging in Authentic, Challenging Work. The Reading Teacher, 60(8), 728 – 739.
Uribe, Maria and Nathenson-Mejia, Sally. (2008). Literacy Essentials for English Language Learners: Successful Transitions. New York: Teachers College Press.
Wolfe, Patricia. (2001). Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Wong Fillmore, L. (1991). Second-language learning in children: A model of language learning in social context. In E. Bialystok (Ed.), Language processing in bilingual children (pp. 49-69). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A YEAR of READING ~ for CCIRA Colleagues

Updated Bibliography [*Please check back in soon for more titles! Thank you :)]
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RESEARCH References & Unit Planning Resources
Akahavan, Nancy. (2004). How to Align Literacy Instruction, Assessment, and Standards And Achieve Results You NEVER Dreamed Possible. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Atwell, Nancie. [numerous texts]
Benson, Laura. 2004. Deep Thinking: Sustaining Students’ Strategy Learning to Cultivate Their Independence. The Colorado Communicator 27, no. 3, 72 – 87. Denver, CO: Colorado International Reading Association.
Benson, Laura. 1996. Intellectual Invitations: Helping Readers Grow with Grouping Practices. The Journal. Denver, CO: Colorado International Reading Association.
Benson, Laura. 2002. Living Literate Lives: The Long & Short of It – Short and Spirited Texts. The Colorado Communicator 25, no. 3, 34 – 50. Denver, CO: Colorado International Reading Association.
Brand, Max & Brand, Gayle. (2006). Practical Fluency: Classroom Perspectives, Grades K-6. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Brown, Dave. 2002. Becoming a Successful Urban Teacher. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Caine, R.N., and Caine, G. 1994. Making Connections: Teaching the Human Brain. Menlo Park, CA: Addison Wesley.
Cole, Ardith Davis. Knee to Knee, Eye to Eye: Circling In On Comprehension. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Collins, Kathy. (2004). Growing Readers. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Danielson, Charlotte. (2007). Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching, 2nd Edition. ASCD
Delpit, Lisa. 1995. Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. New York, NY: New Press.
Diller, Debbie. (2007). Making the Most of Small Groups: Differentiation for All. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Duke, Nell & Bennett-Armistead. (2003). Reading and Writing Informational Texts in the Primary Grades. New York, NY: Scholastic.
Gay, G. 2000. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Haberman, M 1995. Star Teachers of Children of Poverty. West Lafayette, IN: Kappa Delta Pi.
Hill, Bonnie Campbell. (2007). Supporting Your Child’s Literacy Learning: A Guide for Parents. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Hill, Bonnie Campbell. (2001). Developmental Continuums: A Framework for Literacy Instruction and Assessment K-8. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon. (with CD-ROM).
Howard, T.C. 2001. Powerful Pedagogy for African American Students. Urban Education 36, no 2: 179 – 201.
Kentucky Department of Education. [website documents]
Marzano, Robert. The Art and Science of Teaching. ASCD.
Marzano, R.J., Pickering, D.J. & Pollock, J.E. (2001). Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. ASCD.
Morrow, L., Tracey, D., Woo, D., Pressley, M. 1999. Characteristics of exemplary first-grade literacy instruction. The Reading Teacher 52, no. 5, 462 – 476.
Quate, Stevi and John McDermott, John. (2009). It’s All About M.E.: Motivation and Engagement. Heinemann.
Ray, Katie Wood. (2006). Study Driven: A Framework for Planning Units of Study in the Writing Workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Reeves, Douglas. (2003). (Third Edition). Making Standards Work: How to Implement Standards-Based Assessments in the Classroom, School, and District. Englewood, CO: Advanced Learning Press
Ritchhart, Ron. (2002). Intellectual Character.
Thacker, Peter, Conroy, J., Dahl, C., Dorn, S., Fussell, J., Jones, S., Kennebeck, C., Kohlmeyer, J., Siegel, A. (2005). Literacy Strategies across the Curriculum. Oregon Reading Association Annual Conference, Student Research Strand. Portland, OR.
Tomlinson, Carol. 1999. The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Tomlinson, Carol. 1999. How to Differentiate Instruction in the Mixed Ability Classroom. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Yatvin, Donna. (2004). A Room with a Differentiated View.

So many scholars have shaped and chiseled my teaching.
I stand on the shoulders of my mentors as I work to plan and offer students edifying units of study.

Students as Teachers: First and forever, my Students

Portraits, Possibilities, Exemplars: Katie Wood Ray & Lisa Cleaveland;
Nancy Akhavan; Charlotte Danielson; Kathy Collins; JoAnn Portalupi & Ralph Fletcher; Judy Davis & Sharon Hill; Nancie Atwell; Columbia University Teachers College; Project Zero’s Performances of Understanding; Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, & Jane Pollock

The Rocket Fuel of Inquiry: Katie Wood Ray; Jerome Harste & Kathy Short

The Importance of Knowing Each Child & Responding to All Students: Shelley Harwayne; Bonnie Campbell Hill; Sharon Taberski; Donna Yatvin; Debbie Diller; Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell; Franki Sibberson & Karen Szymusiak; Carol Tomlinson; Marie Clay; Margaret Mooney; Carrie Ekey; Cathy Mere; My son, Tim, and my Nieces & Nephews

The Compass of Generative Topics & Creating Curriculum with Students: Ron Ritchhart, David Perkins, & Tina Blythe; Katie Wood Ray; Stevi Quate; Georgia Heard; Franki Sibberson & Karen Szymusiak

The Goal of Enduring Understandings: Grant Wiggins & Jay McTighe; Ron Ritchhart;
Douglas Reeves, Larry Ainsworth, & Lisa Almeida

The Power of Patterns: Larry Ainsworth; Eric Jensen; Pat Wolfe; Caine & Caine; Art Costa

The Necessity of Intensive Instruction: Mike Schmoker; P. David Pearson & Meg Gallagher; Janet Allen; Kelly Gallagher; Frank Serafini; James Stronge; Robert Marzano; Michael Fullan

The Compass of Authentic Literacy: Richard Allington; Mike Schmoker; Jan Dole, P. David Pearson, Laura Roehler, & Gerald Duffy; Don Graves; Mary Ellen Giacobbe; Jane Hansen; Shelley Harwayne; Sharon Taberski; Angela Peery; Nell Duke; Bonnie Campbell Hill; Carol Wilcox; Regie Routman; Harvey Daniels; Ralph Fletcher; Nancie Atwell; Stephen Krashen; Frank Smith; Jim Trelease

The Linkages in Literacy Processes: Linda Dorn & Carla Soffos; Linda Hoyt; Gretchen Owocki; Linda Rief; Gay Su Pinnell & Irene Fountas; Regie Routman; Carol Wilcox

…and every year I hope I grow stronger and more compassionate and in sculpting literacy learning for students.