‘Me Amo Leer’ Reading Experiences in a Central Illinois Summer Migrant Education Programme

Shireen Pavri, Johnell Bentz, Janetta Fleming Bradley, Laurie Corso

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Abstract

This paper describes the assessment and instructional strategies used in a migrant education programme that had positive academic outcomes for a group of 11 eight-to 12-year-old Spanish/English-speaking students of Mexican descent. Students attended this four-week summer programme, jointly sponsored by the University of Illinois and the local public school district, while older siblings and parents harvested crops in the central Illinois region. Curriculum-based measures of students' oral reading fluency and comprehension, along with strategies for teaching reading and writing allowed the teacher to tailor instruction. The article provides useful suggestions for teachers working with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-163
Number of pages10
JournalLanguage, Culture and Curriculum
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Curriculum-based measurement
  • Migrant education
  • Reading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education

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