Literacy for All Students: An Instructional Framework for Closing the Gap

Taylor & Francis
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The Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) is a framework for implementing culturally relevant literacy instruction and classroom observation. Drawing on research and theory reflecting a range of perspectives ─ multicultural instruction, literacy theory, equity pedagogy, language and discourse models, sheltered instruction, critical pedagogy ─ it provides a means for assessing the many variables of classroom literacy instruction and for guiding practitioners in their development as multicultural educators.

Literacy for All Students

  • Discusses issues in multicultural literacy instruction within the context of various essential instructional components (such as assessment, curriculum, parent collaboration)
  • Provides a protocol for observing features of literacy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Presents vignettes from real classrooms, written by elementary and middle school teachers, showing their victories and struggles as they attempt to implement a pedagogy that is culturally responsive within a climate of high stakes testing

A highly effective instrument for assessing culturally responsive literacy instruction in schools, the CRIOP serves as a model for realizing a literacy that is both relevant and transformative.

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About the author

Rebecca Powell is Marjorie Bauer Stafford Endowed Professor of Education at Georgetown College, Kentucky

Elizabeth C. Rightmyer is an independent Education/Research Consultant. She directs the statewide Read to Achieve research project from which this book evolved.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
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Published on
Apr 27, 2012
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781136879692
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Curricula
Education / General
Education / Multicultural Education
Language Arts & Disciplines / Literacy
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