Dr. April-Baker Bell highlights stories and narratives in an urgent call for anti-racist language and literacy instruction.
Bringing together theory, research, and practice to dismantle Anti-Black Linguistic Racism and white linguistic supremacy, this book provides ethnographic snapshots of how Black students navigate and negotiate their linguistic and racial identities across multiple contexts. By highlighting the counterstories of Black students, Baker-Bell demonstrates how […]
This webinar highlights thie importance of respecting linguistic variation, and integrating it into language and literacy instruction of Black children. It explores the relationship between Black children’s language and the development of a healthy identity.
In this podcast episode, Kate Winn hosts Diana Burchell for a conversation about language learners. Is structured literacy appropriate for multilingual learners? Can early screening and intervention support students in French Immersion? What does research tell us about the language and literacy development of refugees […]
In this webinar, Dr. Mariana Souto-Manning explores justice in early childhood education. Dr. Souto-Manning uses a restorative justice lens, highlighting microaggressions and microaffirmations in educational contexts and their impacts on students.
This is a rubric to support educators in analysing an informational text, and planning for instruction. It is organized around the four categories of qualitative complexity: purpose/meaning, language, structure, and knowledge. Within each category, educators will first analyze the complexity level of each category, drawing from […]
This is a rubric to support educators in analysing a literary text, and planning for instruction. It is organized around the four categories of qualitative complexity: purpose/meaning, language, structure, and knowledge. Within each category, educators will first analyze the complexity level of each category, drawing […]
It is of critical importance that educators learn as much as they can about students’ home language in order to provide both effective and culturally relevant and responsive instruction. ASHA maintains a list of phonemic inventories that support educators in learning more about the structure […]
This tool is intended to support educator analysis of anchor texts for both complexity and opportunities for culturally relevant pedagogy to determine whether/how to use a text and to prepare for instruction.
In this PaTTAN Literacy Symposium webinar, Dr. Lakeisha Johnson examines the differences between African-American English and mainstream American English and the relationship between oral language skills and African-American students. She discusses assessment and treatment practices that are culturally responsive. Dr. Johnson outlines the issues with […]