Supporting "Excellence and Equity for ALL" – Diverse Guided Reading Collections

Saturday February 10, 2018
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Exhibitor Session Room A

At the K-2 level, most diverse books are "read-to's," but our diverse books are designed for reading instruction and independent reading. We have reviewed hundreds of books and purposefully selected ones that portray children who are underrepresented in their schools' reading materials. In researching the meaning of "diversity" as it pertains to early children's literature, we found no consensus. But educators all agree that children who see themselves in print and with similar life experiences are more likely to become successful and enthusiastic readers. Most titles included in our DIVERSITY collections can be found in Fountas & Pinnell's Booklist now found online. Each collection comes with two lists. One list is arranged by levels. The other list is arranged alphabetically. Word counts are included to assist in book selection and scoring of running records.

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cultural diversity