Academic Journals

1.  Three Ways That Literacy Coaches Balance Responsive and Directive Relationships with Teachers
Jacy Ippolito
The Elementary School Journal
Vol. 111, No. 1 (September 2010), pp. 164-190
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Article DOI: 10.1086/653474

2.  Song Lyrics as Culturally Authentic Material for Standards-Based Performance
Jennifer Eddy
Vol. 90, No. 1 (Mar., 2007), pp. 142-146
Published by: American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

3.  Critical Literacy as Comprehension: Expanding Reader Response
Maureen McLaughlin and Glenn DeVoogd
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
Vol. 48, No. 1 (Sep., 2004), pp. 52-62

Published by: International Reading Association

4.  Cultural Literacy: Whose Culture? Whose Literacy?
James S. Mullican
English Education
Vol. 23, No. 4 (Dec., 1991), pp. 244-250

Published by: National Council of Teachers of English

5.  But That's Just Good Teaching! The Case for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Gloria Ladson-Billings
Theory into Practice
Vol. 34, No. 3, Culturally Relevant Teaching (Summer, 1995), pp. 159-165
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Article Stable URL:
6.  Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Popular Culture: Literacy Development among Urban Youth 
Ernest Morrell 
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 
Vol. 46, No. 1 (Sep., 2002), pp. 72-77
Published by: International Reading Association 
Article Stable URL:

7.  Taking on Critical Literacy:  The Journey of Newcomers and Novices
Mitzi Lewison, Amy Seely Flint and Kaitie Van Sluys
Language Arts
Vol. 79, No. 5 (2002), pp. 382-392

8. Using Reader-Response Theory to Study Poetry About the Holocaust with High School Students
Samuel Totten
Social Studies
Vol 89, No. 1 (1998), p. 30
Modified for conference workshop presentation:

Print Publications

9.  Me Read? No Way! A Practical Guide to Improving Boys' Literacy Skills
Ontario Ministry of Education publication

10.  Hip Hop Speaks to Children with CD: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat
Author: Nikki Giovanni
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Date: October 1, 2008

OISE Workshops and Conferences

11.  A Five-Step Lesson Plan:  The Power to Name and Reclaim
Jeff Kugler, Karen Murray, Nicole West-Burns
OISE Centre for Urban Schooling
Equity Day, October 26, 2010

12.  Sharing Our Stories, Sharing Our Humanity:  Peace Education Through the English Literature Curriculum
Joan O'Callaghan
OISE Initial Teacher Education Instructor
Educating for Peace and Justice Conference, September 25, 2010

Online Teaching Resources

13.  Culturally-Relevant Pedagogy in the English Classroom
Tracy Wagner, BA, BEd, MA
The College of New Jersey, May 28, 2004

14.  Praise Poems Outline and Examples
Group Process Consulting  

15.  Glossary of Literary Devices and List of African-American Poems for Elementary and High School Classrooms
Dream in Color Teacher's Resources

16. Dream in Color: A Resource Guide for High School Teachers