In today's culturally diverse classrooms, students possess and use many culturally, ethically, and regionally diverse English language varieties that may differ from standardized English. This book helps classroom teachers become attuned to these differences and offers practical strategies to support student achievement while fostering positive language attitudes in classrooms and beyond. The text contrasts standardized varieties of English with Southern, Appalachian, and African American English varieties, focusing on issues that are of everyday concern to those who are assessing the linguistic competence of students. It features a narrative style with teaching strategies and discussion questions.
Understanding English Language Variation in U. S. Schools
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Multicultural Education Series
Education & Reference