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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Students

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Students
Strategies for Teaching and Assessment

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Diversity | Special Education

November 2009 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Connects theory to practice while presenting foundational teaching and assessment practices for CLDE students

Practical in nature and designed with an eye toward universal design for learning, this text brings together foundational information from special education and ELL/bilingual fields to help teachers address the specific needs of culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional (CLDE) students.

Key Features

  • Case studies from teachers, students, and parents describe the personal challenges of CLDE students
  • Authentic student language examples illustrate the concepts described and make practical connections to the research discussed
  • Activities for further understanding allow students to review key points and connects theory to classroom practice

Ancillaries available at

  • Password-protected instructor resources include PowerPoint lecture slides, sample syllabi, and Web resources.
  • An open-access student study site provides online video clips of teachers in action, which exemplify different strategies and are accompanied by critical thinking questions from the authors. Students can also access additional case studies and relevant SAGE journal articles from the study site.
1. Introduction
Establishing the Rationale: Demographics of Students in Our Classrooms  
Setting the Context: Laws That Impact Program Options for CLDE Students  
New Directions in Teacher Training  
Activities for Further Understanding  
SECTION I: Understanding Student Backgrounds
2. Collaborating With Families
Creating Relationships With CLD Families  
Considerations of Culture When Working With CLD Families  
Empowering Families  
Activities for Further Understanding  
3. Understanding Language Acquisition
Interlanguage: The Journey From First Language to Second Language Proficiency  
Second Language Acquisition Theories  
Factors Affecting Second Language Acquisition  
Activities For Further Understanding  
4. Understanding Fluency
Proficiency: What Does It Mean to Be "Fluent" in a Language?  
Cummins's BICS and CALPS Model  
Canale and Swain's Four-Part Model of Communicative Competence  
Activities For Further Understanding  
Section II: Strategies for Assessment and Planning for Instruction
5. Strategies for the Assessment Process
The Instruction/Assessment Cycle in Special Education  
Thes Eligibility Process and CLDE Students  
Tailoring Assessment Procedures for CLDE Students  
Activities for Further Understanding  
6. Collaboration Skills
Diversifying the Concept of Collaboration  
Foundations of Collaboration  
Creating a Collaborative School Culture  
Co-Teaching as Collaboration  
Working With Paraprofessionals  
Activities For Further Understanding  
7. Planning Instruction
Planning for Instruction  
A Philosophy of Differentiation  
Universal Design for Learning  
Application of Differentiation and UDL: Backward Design Planning  
Planning Pyramid for Instruction and RTI  
Planning and Classroom Management  
Activities For Further Understanding  
8. Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Introduction and Definitions  
Develop and Maintain Strong Teacher-Student Relationships  
Emphasize Consistent Dialogical Interaction  
Incorporate and Validate Space for Student Voice and Identity  
Make Content Relevant to All Students in the Classroom  
Activities For Further Understanding  
Section III: Strategies for Content and Language Acquisition
9. Teaching Strategies: An Integrated Content-Language Approach
Strategy 9.1: Making the Content Comprehensible With the 3-Way Model  
Strategy 9.2: Front-Loading and Emphasizing the Academic Language and Key Concepts of the Lesson  
Strategy 9.3: Accessing and Explicitly Teaching the Cultural and Content Schemata Needed for the Lesson  
Strategy 9.4: Allowing Students Time to Clarify in the First Language  
Strategy 9.5: Helping Students Organize and Access Academic Information: Explicit Strategy Instruction  
Activities For Further Understanding  
10. Strategies for Promoting the Participation
Strategy 10.1: Creating a Comfortable Classroom Environment  
Strategy 10.2: Increasing Interaction in the Classroom: Heterogeneous Groupings  
Strategy 10.3: Encourage Extended Participation From CLDE Students  
Activities For Further Understanding  
11. Strategies for Explicit Grammar Instruction
Language Errors  
Form-Focused Instruction  
Different Strategies for Teaching Grammar  
Activities For Further Understanding  
Section IV: Strategies for Literacy Instruction
12. Strategies for Teaching Reading
Reading Components and CLDE Students  
Language and Literacy  
Activities to Increase Background Knowledge  
Reading Strategy Instruction  
Strategies to Help Students Analyze, Organize, and Interact With the Content  
Activities For Further Understanding  
13. Strategies for Teaching the Writing Process
Written Expression Challenges for Students With Special Needs  
Written Expression Challenges for CLDE Students  
Explicit Instruction of the Writing Process  
Example of Explicit Instruction of the Writing Process  
Activities for Further Understanding  
14. Challenges When Teaching Writing
Specific Writing Challenges for CLDE Students  
Activities For Further Understanding  
15. Strategies for Written Error Correction
Considerations When Correcting CLDE Student's Writing  
Error Correction  
Activities For Further Understanding  

This is a great resource for teaching about creating a culturally responsive classroom.

Dr Kimberly Silbaugh
School Of Education, Lesley University
October 10, 2011

It was not specific enough for the needs of the class, although I will use it as a reference tool for lectures and site the text.

Dr Michele Kelk
School Of Education, Webster University
August 19, 2010

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Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 7 - Planning Instruction

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