9780807751480

Understanding English Language Variation in U. S. Schools

  • ISBN 13:

    9780807751480

  • ISBN 10:

    0807751480

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/05/2010
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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Summary

In today's culturally diverse classrooms, students possess and use many culturally, ethnically, 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.

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