Teaching Tolerance has developed Reading Diversity, a unique model to make it easier for
teachers to include diverse voices in K–12 classrooms. This model promotes a
multidimensional approach to text selection that prioritizes critical literacy,
cultural responsiveness, andcomplexity. Teaching Tolerance has designed
two versions of the Reading Diversity model as two editable PDF tools
educators can download, complete, save, and share: Reading Diversity Lite: A Tool
for Selecting Diverse Texts (Teacher’s Edition)is a one-page
questionnaire that helps users include diverse voices in their day-to-day
planning by answering 14 simple “yes or no” questions. This tool is ideal for
busy teachers and anyone else looking to assess a text’s diversity. Reading
Diversity: A Tool for Selecting Diverse Texts (Extended Edition)gives
users an in-depth look at the complexity and diversity of a text and is ideal
for curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, book-selection committees, and
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in June.
WeRNative is a comprehensive web resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. WeRNative promotes holistic health and positive growth in local Native communities and the nation at large.
For decades, animated children’s stories included negative stereotypes of indigenous people. Now three new cartoons are reaching children with realistic portrayals on the small screen—where they consume most of their media. In the United States and Latin America, Netflix is running the animated film Pachamama. The Cartoon Network series Victor and Valentino features two half brothers in a fictitious Mesoamerican village, exploring myths that come to life.