While the impacts of poverty on academic achievement are widely known, dialect also plays a significant and unrecognized role in the reading achievement of millions of children. Just like students whose native language is Spanish or Amharic, students who speak the dialect known as African-American English (AAE) face obstacles to becoming proficient readers.
Watch this on-demand webinar with Dr. Julie A. Washington to learn:
Characteristics of AAE
Impact of poverty on language
Relationship of dialect to growth of reading
Variables that influence reading outcomes for poor children
Implications for the classroom
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the impact AAE dialect has on black-white differences in reading achievement.