Teaching Reading to Children who Speak Varieties of English
Whether we realize it or not, everyone who speaks English speaks a particular dialect. For children who speak African-American English, their dialect is often marginalized in schools and disparaged as "poor grammar." This has negative consequences for African-American children and manifests as opportunity gaps on standardized tests. In this webinar, Dr. Julie Washington explains the importance of linguistic diversity in classrooms and how dialect-related prejudice impacts African-American students' literacy.