Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap

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Stenhouse Publishers, Jan 1, 2005 - Education - 165 pages
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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 developer in classrooms across the nation. His new book, Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males offers teachers and schools a way to reconceptualize literacy instruction for those who need it most.

Alfred bridges the connections among theory, instruction, and professional development to create a roadmap for better literacy achievement. He presents practical suggestions for providing reading strategy instruction and assessment that is explicit, meaningful, and culturally responsive, as well as guidelines for selecting and discussing nonfiction and fiction texts with black males.

The author's first-hand insights provide middle school and high school teachers, reading specialists, and administrators with new perspectives to help schools move collectively toward the essential goal of literacy achievement for all.

  

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Review: Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap

User Review  - Brianna - Goodreads

Great read for professionals. I didn't think the entire book was focused on the cultural aspect, but there are many good points about taking cultural background into consideration when teaching reading. The book has many good teaching points, even if it is review at times. Read full review

Review: Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

I was given this book as part of a yearlong Literacy Leadership Professional Development I'm completing in my school district. It was definitely an eye-opener. I love the style of the book, how Tatum ... Read full review

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Alfred Tatum is an assistant professor in the Department of Literacy Education at Northern Illinois University.

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