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books ell resources Jul 17, 2016

This is an ever-growing list of resources we recommend. They can help to develop a theoretical framework from which to operate in order to successfully create safe and inclusive classroom spaces for students.


Jackson, Karen Keaton. “Chapter 9: The Power of Their Texts by David E. Kirkland.” Closing the Gap English Educators Address the Tensions between Teacher Preparation and Teaching Writing in Secondary Schools. Charlotte, N.C.: IAP, 2007. Print.

Kirkland, David E. “The Skin We Ink: Tattoos, Literacy, and a New English Education.” English Education 41.4 (2009): 375-95. National Council of Teachers of English. Web. 17 Nov. 2015. 

Paris, Django. “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: A Needed Change in Stance, Terminology, and Practice.” Educational Researcher. 41.3 (2012): n.pag. Web.

Paris, Django and H. Samy Alim. “What Are We Seeking to Sustain Through a Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy? A Loving Critique Forward.” Harvard Educational Review. 84.1 (2014): 85-100. Web.

Rethinking Schools Bilingual Education Resources:


Delpit, Lisa. Multiplication is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other’s People Children. New York City: The New Press, 2012. Print.

Delpit, Lisa. Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. New York City: The New Press, 2006. Print.

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York City: Bloomsbury Academic, 2012. Print.

Irizarry, Jason. The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful Teaching and Learning in Shifting Cultural Contexts. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2011. Print.   

Kinloch, Valerie. Harlem on Our Minds: Place, Race, and the Literacies of Urban Youth. New York City: Teachers College Press, 2010Print.

Kirkland, David E. A Search Past Silence: The Literacy of Young Black Men. New York City: Teachers College Press, 2013. Print.  

Winn, Maisha T. and Latrise P. Johnson. Writing Instruction in the Culturally Relevant Classroom. Urbana: National Council of Teachers of English, 2011. Print.

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