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Know the Community; Know the Student

The term “funds of knowledge” refers to a community’s “historically accumulated and culturally developed bodies of knowledge” (Moll, Amanti, Neff, & Gonzalez, 2001). Regardless of the location, a school’s community has many funds of knowledge.       Funds of knowledge … Continue reading

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Using the Poems and Songs of Home Language as Anchors for Literacy Learning

The potential of using home language as an entry point to school literacy learning is an important topic for a professional learning conversation. Home language is situated in the heart of a community.  The vocabulary, structures, and rhythms of one’s … Continue reading

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