Closing the Achievement Gap Through Cultural Relevant Literature
Help me give my students the opportunity to close the achievement gap, be prepared and resilient learners, by connecting to literature, that gives them a voice!! Help me create Champion Scholars through reading!!
My students are very special to me because they are a group of diverse learners that strive to be successful. Although I have an array of students from many different economic backgrounds, they ALL are capable of achieving academic success, within the classroom. With that said, my future college grads are eager to learn and apply all that they have experienced, in the classroom, to other settings, to build a cultural climate of success. My students are our future leaders!!
In education, we all know to well the lingering achievement gap that loom over our students, like a rain cloud. Through research, due to the lack of culturally relevant materials, students are not able to make the connection, with text, with this lack of cultural representations, and they feel as if they don't matter. Therefore, why try?!!
However, with culturally relevant material (literature) students are able to see themselves represented, feel they matter, and will succeed!!
With that said, this will produce a feeling of self worth and will inevitably drive them to be successful, in and outside the classroom.
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