Culturally and Linguistically Diverse 1 Running Head: Literacy Development in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Literacy Development in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Shelly Robinson The University of Southern Mississippi
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse 2 Literacy Development in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students In an attempt to discover more informational on the topic of Literacy Development in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, three researched-based articles were explored. The first article was a naturalistic study about the culturally and linguistically diverse students’ literacy learning. The second article was a qualitative study of a summer literacy tutoring program for minority, bilingual 6-8 year old children. The third article was a qualitative study of a Hmong child literacy learning in a Midwestern fifth-grade classroom. The first article was about a personal experience of a black instructor of preservice teachers and the struggle her son had with a 5 th grade reading assignment. In this article, her son and his class were asked to complete a writing assignment after reading the book Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt. This book was written in 1964 and was a European American’s take on the civil war. The assignment was to “pretend you were alive during the time of this novel, and write a letter to someone who also was alive during the time of the novel.” Her son was particularly concerned with this assignment since he would have been a slave during this time and would not have been able to read or write. Addressing her son’s concerns, his mom gave him a quick history lesson. She
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