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I Can Fly: Teaching Narratives and Reading Comprehension to African American and Other Ethnic Minority Students
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: I Can Fly highlights the critical importance of narrative structural analysis in teaching reading comprehension, while providing a system for constructing comprehension questions that are grounded conceptually in the structure of the stories that the students read, from both a practical, and theoretical, orientation. The author presents the idea that folk tales and ethnic literature provide excellent material for the teaching of reading, particularly to multicultural or minority populations, by increasing the cultural congruence and motivation for multicultural students through their inclusion of language, illustrations, situations, and perspectives in which they see themselves reflected. These conclusions arise from a two year study in a middle school classroom in California with low income, 'at risk' students, most of them African American, but including Latinos and Pacific Islanders.

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Hardcover
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from Univ Pr of Amer (March 1, 1999)
9780761812791 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $98.50
About: I Can Fly highlights the critical importance of narrative structural analysis in teaching reading comprehension, while providing a system for constructing comprehension questions that are grounded conceptually in the structure of the stories that the students read, from both a practical, and theoretical, orientation.
Paperback
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from Univ Pr of Amer (June 1, 1999)
9780761812807 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $60.99
About: I Can Fly highlights the critical importance of narrative structural analysis in teaching reading comprehension, while providing a system for constructing comprehension questions that are grounded conceptually in the structure of the stories that the students read, from both a practical, and theoretical, orientation.

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