Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males

Closing the Achievement Gap

For those who truly wish to leave no child behind, the racial achievement gap in literacy is one of the most difficult issues in education today, and nowhere does it manifest itself more perniciously than in the case of black adolescent males.

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For those who truly wish to leave no child behind, the racial achievement gap in literacy is one of the most difficult issues in education today, and nowhere does it manifest itself more perniciously than in the case of black adolescent males.

Approaching the problem from the inside, Alfred Tatum brings together his various experiences as a black male student, middle school teacher working with struggling black male readers, reading specialist in an urban elementary school, and staff d...read more

About the Author(s)

Alfred W. Tatum has recently taken a position at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Previously he was an assistant professor in the Department of Literacy Education at Northern Illinois University.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Literacy Development in Black Adolescent Males
2. Turmoil and the Promise of Reading
3. Black Males and the Reading Achievement Gap
4. Reconceptualizing the Role of Literacy Instruction
5. Structuring Curriculum Orientations That Empower Students
6. A Culturally Responsive Approach to Literacy Teaching
7. Using a Comprehensive Framework
8. Discussing Texts
9. Strengthening the Assessment Profile
10. Establishing a Professional Development Community
11. Conducting Teacher Inquiries
Appendix: Two Assessment Forms
References

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Media: 176 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: 0393Item No: 0850Item No: B393
ISBN: 978-157110-393-2ISBN: 978-157110-850-0ISBN: 978-15711B-393-2

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