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Reading Culturally Relevant Literature Aloud to Urban Youths With Behavioral Challenges


  • Claire E. Verden


This article discusses the viability of reading culturally relevant literature aloud to urban middle school youth. The findings from a research study are shared and guidelines for implementing a culturally sensitive read aloud program in your own middle school or high school classroom are discussed. Anecdotes from students involved in the study are discussed to demonstrate the learning that took place as a result of the literature that was read aloud.