Text Sets: Multimodal Learning for Multicultural Students integrates a multicultural approach to teaching with standards-based instruction and multimodal learning opportunities in a variety of content areas. This unique combination allows teachers to meet the demands of their curriculum while recognizing and honoring the diverse students in their classroom. Each chapter provides an annotated text set with a specific theme, curricular goals, and instructional activities that suggest ways for students to interact with the texts. In addition to providing ready-made text sets, it models a framework for teachers to build their own text sets based on the individual needs of their schools and communities.
Joanne Kilgour Dowdy is a Professor of Literacy Studies in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University in Ohio. She has written and edited 14 books including one children’s book about Olympic athlete Lennox Kilgour.
Rachael Fleischaker teaches elementary music in the Canton City Schools in Canton, Ohio. She also teaches music methods courses at the college level. Her interest in curriculum, pedagogy, authentic assessment, and culturally responsive teaching has guided her research and her pursuit of a doctoral degree at Kent State University.
Teachers and teacher educators in public, private, and non-traditional settings in the US and internationally. Anyone interested in adopting multicultural approaches in educational settings.