Maya’s Book Nook is a website created by Speech-Language Pathologist Dr. Lakeisha Johnson. The Behind the Book section houses a bank of materials to accompany a diverse, culturally relevant children’s book. Equally useful for both parents/caregivers and educators, these handouts include target vocabulary words, as well as questions to support dialogic reading to build language comprehension.
Culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy is a key element of the Language curriculum. This pedagogy "recognizes students’ various cultural and linguistic identities as critical resources in language and literacy instruction and learning."