In this article, the author suggests that teachers can create culturally relevant learning experiences by creating a diverse classroom library, using culturally diverse literature for their read-alouds, and adding literature circles as a routine for literacy instruction. Literature circles around diverse books offer students opportunities to discuss texts and expand their meaning-making and comprehension skills. The article provides readers with a guide, resources, and education research in doing so effectively to support culturally diverse learners’ literacy development through meaningful and authentic approaches.
"Building Bridges: Culturally Relevant Teaching with Literature Circles and Multicultural Literature,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 54:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/mrj/vol54/iss1/10