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Diverse Literature to Increase Reading Achievement in Students of Color

Event Date:

January 28, 2021

Event Time:

7:30 pm EST

Event Details

Online Live PD Workshop

Event Details:

Students of color deserve to see themselves in the books they read and learn from during reading instruction. The fact is, they rarely see a mirror of themselves, nor a window into most cultures from many of the books they read in the learning environment. Students deserve to see themselves in literacy, including the world they themselves, and others, live in. Children’s literature serves as an “atlas of their world, of their relationships to others, and of their possible destinations (Myers, 2014). Stories are great influencers on a child’s perception (Bishop, 1997). In 2018, out of 3,653 books, only 405 were about African/African-Americans (CCBC, 2018).

This workshop will guide you in using the necessary criteria to choose rich, authentic texts that allow children to see themselves and others in text. By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with a series of questions and criteria to aid you in selecting books that will allow your students to see windows and mirrors as they interact in the literacy block.

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  • January 28, 2021 7:30 pm EST   -   8:30 pm EST
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