Culturally Authentic and Responsive Texts: Grade 4

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  • Grade: 4
  • ISBN: 9781493888399
  • Language: English
Description

Enrich your literacy instruction with this collection of culturally authentic literature and informational texts, curated by Dr. Sharroky Hollie. Dr. Hollie is the author of numerous books and articles on CLRT and has coached thousands of teachers in culturally responsive pedagogy. The texts have been selected for their cultural authenticity and the lesson plans incorporate culturally and linguistically responsive teaching strategies and protocols, making implementation, instruction, and assessment easy and efficient.

The lesson plans will help teachers learn to employ the strategies in their pedagogy and apply them to any text, highlighting listening and speaking objectives through CLR discussion and response protocols. With titles that touch on the many different Rings of Culture, students will see themselves in the materials they are studying. Help students develop 21st century skills while validating and affirming cultural behaviors with this essential collection. This collection includes:

  • Management Guide
  • Digital Resources

5 culturally authentic titles (1 copy each):

  • How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay
  • Tiger Boy
  • The Road to Paris
  • The Birchbark House
  • Inside Out and Back Again

5 informational text titles (6 copies each):

  • Lue Gim Gong: The Citrus Wizard
  • Nelson Mandela: Leading the Way
  • Anne Frank: A Light in the Dark
  • Just the Right Words: Slam Poetry
  • The Legacy and Legend of Sacagawea
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Components

Series highlights include:

  • 5 culturally authentic texts (1 copy each) with interactive read-aloud lessons
  • 5 informational texts (6 copies each) in print and digital formats with shared reading lessons
  • Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning (2nd Edition) professional development resource to build background for educators
  • Lesson plans for each title that address ELA standards and include culturally and linguistically responsive protocols and strategies, leveled discussion questions, and assessment opportunities
  • Management Guide for support in lesson implementation
  • Digital Resources with eBooks and audio recordings of the shared reading texts and reproducible student activity sheets for all lessons

Leveled Readers - 5 titles, 6 copies each, 28-32 pages per book in print and digital formats

This kit includes 5 culturally authentic fiction titles (1 copy each) and 5 informational text titles (6 copies each). The informational texts are provided in print and digital formats. The culturally authentic texts have been thoughtfully curated to touch on the many Rings of Culture and allow students to see themselves in the materials they are studying. The culturally authentic interactive read-alouds engage students in exploring the nuances of culture and language through thoughtful discussion. The shared reading resources build content-area literacy and provide opportunities for collaboration and shared understanding.

Lue Gim Gong: The Citrus Wizard CART 6-Pack

Lue Gim Gong: The Citrus Wizard CART 6-Pack

Level:

$41.79

Grade: 4

Item Number: 103439


Learn about the fascinating life of the "Citrus Wizard" and his contributions to Florida's orange industry with this engaging title. This 6-pack includes six copies of this title and a culturally responsive, shared-reading focused lesson plan.

Nelson Mandela: Leading the Way CART 6-Pack

Nelson Mandela: Leading the Way CART 6-Pack

Level:

$48.44

Grade: 4

Item Number: 103440


Nelson Mandela helped create a new world for South Africa in his fight against apartheid. Readers will learn about his fascinating life with this 6-pack that includes 6 copies of this title and a culturally responsive, shared-reading focused lesson plan.

Anne Frank: A Light in the Dark CART 6-Pack

Anne Frank: A Light in the Dark CART 6-Pack

Level:

$48.44

Grade: 4

Item Number: 103441


Readers will learn about Anne Frank's life and her diary that has become one of the most widely read books in the world. This 6-pack includes six copies of this title and a culturally responsive, shared-reading focused lesson plan.

Just Right Words: Slam Poetry CART 6-Pack

Just Right Words: Slam Poetry CART 6-Pack

Level:

$41.79

Grade: 4

Item Number: 103442


Slam poetry is a form of spoken word poetry that uses words to express thoughts and make people feel something. Learn about slam poetry with this 6-pack that includes 6 copies of this title and a culturally responsive, shared-reading focused lesson plan.

The Legacy and Legend of Sacagawea CART 6-Pack

The Legacy and Legend of Sacagawea CART 6-Pack

Level:

$41.79

Grade: 4

Item Number: 103443


Explore the life and legacy of Sacagawea, the Native American who helped Lewis and Clark on their westward expedition. This 6-pack includes six copies of this title and a culturally responsive, shared-reading focused lesson plan.

Lue Gim Gong: The Citrus Wizard CART 6-Pack

Nelson Mandela: Leading the Way CART 6-Pack

Anne Frank: A Light in the Dark CART 6-Pack

Just Right Words: Slam Poetry CART 6-Pack

The Legacy and Legend of Sacagawea CART 6-Pack

Level:

$41.79

Level:

$48.44

Level:

$48.44

Level:

$41.79

Level:

$41.79

Item Number: 103439

Item Number: 103440

Item Number: 103441

Item Number: 103442

Item Number: 103443

Lesson Plans

The lesson plans incorporate culturally and linguistically responsive strategies and emphasize listening and speaking standards. One lesson plan is included for each culturally authentic title and emphasizes strategies for interactive read-alouds. One lesson plan is included for each informational text title and emphasizes strategies for shared reading. The lessons provide guidance in exploring the Rings of Culture and evaluating the authenticity of texts. Validate, affirm, build, and bridge (VABB) student learning using call-out box explanations.

Management Guide

The Management Guide provides background on suggested literacy, vocabulary, read aloud, and discussion activities. Teachers will learn how to apply culturally and linguistically teaching strategies to any text. Standards correlations, reading levels for each title, and an introductory lesson on the Rings of Culture are also provided.

Professional Resources

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning (2nd Edition) provides novice and experienced educators with a pedagogical framework for implementing culturally and linguistically responsive teaching strategies. It allows teachers to utilize best-practice instruction with practical, easy-to-implement strategies.

Digital Resources

Digital resources include eBooks and audio recordings of the shared reading texts and reproducible student activity sheets for all lessons.

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