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In today's 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. T ...more
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published November 29th 2010 by Teachers College Press
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Lynn Moore
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I read this book, I learned the structure of the language variation spoken by many of my African American students. Now I understand reasons many students spell the way they do. I also learned strategies to address their errors and hope to positively approach students with corrections in the future. Used as a staff development tool, the book would most benefit elementary and middle school teachers with blended school populations. Specifically, the section on pitch, intonation and volume rel ...more
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Sep 10, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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not enough on Mexican American English or Chicano English... but has some good chapters on language variation and African American English/Black English...My graduate students love it because it is easy to read and has suggestions for teachers.
Jill
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An important bridge between linguists and teachers with respect to the linguistic discrimination faced by students who speak nonstandardized varieties of English. Should be a staple in every teacher education program.
Melissa
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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If you grew up in the US, you will benefit from this compelling overview of two American English dialects (whether or not you are a teacher!). A very interesting, compelling read.
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Sounds like it could be really helpful as a teacher!
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Anne Harper Charity Hudley is the Class of 1952 Associate Professor of Education, English, Linguistics, and Africana Studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She directs the William and Mary Scholars program. Her research and publications address the relationship between language variation and Pre K-16 educational practices and policies. Her publications appear in jour ...more