EQUITY IN LITERACY INSTRUCTIONIRENE CHOUGRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY SEC 540DECEMBER 20, 2017
“ Unless effective instructional practice are identified and broadly applied in practice, the instructional inequities that commonly divide students into the elite high performers and rejected low performers is certain to continue.”- Mathes, 2000
EFFECT OF DIVERSITY ON READING AND WRITING DEVELOPMENTDecline in reading for pleasure that occurs between the ages of eight and eleven. Studies have demonstrated that both reading achievement and reading motivation are affected by the availability of literature that offers children “personal stories, a view of their cultural surroundings, and insight on themselves”. Children tend to prefer and are more likely to engage with literature that reflects their personal experiences. (Ward, 2010)
“Lack of representation of people of color in transitional books is a subtle form of racism that denies children of color the kinds of resources research suggested they need to become motivated, engaged, and proficient readers. “- Sharon Flack, 2007
CRITICAL LITERACY Critical literacy is the ability to read texts in an active, reflective manner in order to better understand power, inequality and injustice in human relationships.