How Diversity Impacts Reading Instruction


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Which type of diversity refers to the visible differences among the students in a class?

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1. What type of diversity refers to the level of reading readiness or cognitive abilities your students have when they enter your classroom?

2. What type of diversity refers to the many aspects of a student's life that makes up their background and their understanding of the world?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your understanding of the effects of diversity on reading instruction with help from our short quiz and worksheet. The multiple-choice questions on these assessments can check your comprehension of various types of diversity commonly present in the classroom. Questions also look at strategies educators use to address diversity in the classroom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilizing these assessments can test your knowledge of the following:

  • Type of diversity associated with visible differences
  • Form of diversity that refers to reading readiness or cognitive abilities
  • Type of diversity linked to a person's background and understanding of the world
  • Strategy used to address cultural diversity in the reading classroom
  • Strategy designed to address physical diversity in the classroom

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding diversity as it relates to the cognitive abilities or reading readiness of students
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between the type of diversity that refers to students' visible differences and the type of diversity that refers to differences in students' backgrounds or views of the world
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of diversity to answer questions about different strategies educators can use to address diversity in the classroom

Additional Learning

Learn more about the effects of diversity on reading instruction by exploring the accompanying lesson called How Diversity Impacts Reading Instruction. In this lesson, the following is covered:

  • Meaning of culture
  • Reasons related to physical diversity that students may ''check out'' or not connect with texts
  • Description of ''unconditional positive regard''
  • Ways students from different backgrounds can contribute to a classroom