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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Students
Strategies for Teaching and Assessment


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Diversity | Special Education

November 2009 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Designed for primary and secondary teachers, this text connects theory to practice while presenting foundational teaching and assessment practices for culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional (CDLE) students. It examines current and alternative practices, explores the multicultural movement, and brings together foundational information from special education and ELL/bilingual fields to target the specific needs of CDLE students. Practical in nature, the book and its resources include hands-on suggestions for immediate classroom implementation, case studies, examples of authentic student language, and video clips of teachers in action.

The book is organized into four main sections:

- Understanding student and family backgrounds

- Strategies for assessment and planning for instruction

- Strategies for content and language acquisition

- Strategies for literacy instruction

 
Forward
 
Preface
 
1. Introduction
Establishing the Rationale: Demographics of Students in Our Classrooms  
Setting the Context: Laws That Impact Program Options for CLDE Students  
New Directions in Teacher Training  
Summary  
Activities for Further Understanding  
 
SECTION I: Understanding Student Backgrounds
 
2. Collaborating With Families
Creating Relationships With CLD Families  
Considerations of Culture When Working With CLD Families  
Empowering Families  
Summary  
Activities for Further Understanding  
 
3. Understanding Language Acquisition
Interlanguage: The Journey From First Language to Second Language Proficiency  
Second Language Acquisition Theories  
Factors Affecting Second Language Acquisition  
Summary  
Activities For Further Understanding  
 
4. Understanding Fluency
Proficiency: What Does It Mean to Be "Fluent" in a Language?  
Cummins's BICS and CALPS Model  
Canale and Swain's Four-Part Model of Communicative Competence  
Summary  
Activities For Further Understanding  
 
Section II: Strategies for Assessment and Planning for Instruction
 
5. Strategies for the Assessment Process
The Instruction/Assessment Cycle in Special Education  
Thes Eligibility Process and CLDE Students  
Tailoring Assessment Procedures for CLDE Students  
Summary  
Activities for Further Understanding  
 
6. Collaboration Skills
Diversifying the Concept of Collaboration  
Foundations of Collaboration  
Creating a Collaborative School Culture  
Co-Teaching as Collaboration  
Working With Paraprofessionals  
Summary  
Activities For Further Understanding  
 
7. Planning Instruction
Planning for Instruction  
A Philosophy of Differentiation  
Universal Design for Learning  
Application of Differentiation and UDL: Backward Design Planning  
Planning Pyramid for Instruction and RTI  
Planning and Classroom Management  
Summary  
Activities For Further Understanding  
 
8. Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Introduction and Definitions  
Develop and Maintain Strong Teacher-Student Relationships  
Emphasize Consistent Dialogical Interaction  
Incorporate and Validate Space for Student Voice and Identity  
Make Content Relevant to All Students in the Classroom  
Summary  
Activities For Further Understanding  
 
Section III: Strategies for Content and Language Acquisition
 
9. Teaching Strategies: An Integrated Content-Language Approach
Strategy 9.1: Making the Content Comprehensible With the 3-Way Model  
Strategy 9.2: Front-Loading and Emphasizing the Academic Language and Key Concepts of the Lesson  
Strategy 9.3: Accessing and Explicitly Teaching the Cultural and Content Schemata Needed for the Lesson  
Strategy 9.4: Allowing Students Time to Clarify in the First Language  
Strategy 9.5: Helping Students Organize and Access Academic Information: Explicit Strategy Instruction  
Summary  
Activities For Further Understanding  
 
10. Strategies for Promoting the Participation
Strategy 10.1: Creating a Comfortable Classroom Environment  
Strategy 10.2: Increasing Interaction in the Classroom: Heterogeneous Groupings  
Strategy 10.3: Encourage Extended Participation From CLDE Students  
Summary  
Activities For Further Understanding  
 
11. Strategies for Explicit Grammar Instruction
Language Errors  
Form-Focused Instruction  
Different Strategies for Teaching Grammar  
Summary  
Activities For Further Understanding  
 
Section IV: Strategies for Literacy Instruction
 
12. Strategies for Teaching Reading
Reading Components and CLDE Students  
Language and Literacy  
Activities to Increase Background Knowledge  
Reading Strategy Instruction  
Strategies to Help Students Analyze, Organize, and Interact With the Content  
Summary  
Activities For Further Understanding  
 
13. Strategies for Teaching the Writing Process
Written Expression Challenges for Students With Special Needs  
Written Expression Challenges for CLDE Students  
Explicit Instruction of the Writing Process  
Example of Explicit Instruction of the Writing Process  
Summary  
Activities for Further Understanding  
 
14. Challenges When Teaching Writing
Specific Writing Challenges for CLDE Students  
Summary  
Activities For Further Understanding  
 
15. Strategies for Written Error Correction
Considerations When Correcting CLDE Student's Writing  
Error Correction  
Summary  
Activities For Further Understanding  

This is a great resource for teaching about creating a culturally responsive classroom.

Dr Kimberly Silbaugh
School Of Education, Lesley University
October 10, 2011

It was not specific enough for the needs of the class, although I will use it as a reference tool for lectures and site the text.

Dr Michele Kelk
School Of Education, Webster University
August 19, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 7 - Planning Instruction


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Elizabeth A. Grassi

Elizabeth A. Grassi is Associate Professor of linguistically and culturally diverse education at Regis University. Prior to joining the Regis faculty, Elizabeth was a K-12 teacher and coordinator of ESL/language acquisition programs both in the United States and abroad. More About Author

Heidi Bulmahn Barker

Heidi Bulmahn Barker is Associate Professor of elementary and special education at Regis University. Prior to joining the Regis faculty, Heidi worked in both special and general education teaching positions. More About Author

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