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2009

Reading and Language

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From Juicy To Rooftop And Other Lines In Between: Teaching Remedial Reading To First Year College Students, Darlene Ferguson-Russell Jan 2009

From Juicy To Rooftop And Other Lines In Between: Teaching Remedial Reading To First Year College Students, Darlene Ferguson-Russell

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

The qualitative method of story is used in this article to discuss the author's work in teaching a remedial college reading course for the first time. The article highlights the instructional methods and community-building exercises used to critically teach basic reading to an educationally and culturally diverse group of first year college students at a predominantly White institution. The author discusses the approach to the course and interactions with students using a culturally responsive teaching framework. She illustrates how reading instruction can be contoured around music, popular culture issues and students' interests in order to exercise essential reading skill ...