CLD: Integrating Culturally Relevant Materials in Classroom Instruction



This course considers the texts and materials utilized to mediate learning in classrooms, emphasizing the need to select and integrate high-quality resources that have direct relevance to students’ unique and diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Participants will learn how to find, select, and integrate high-quality culturally relevant texts and materials into classroom instruction as a means to promote culturally and linguistically diverse students’ learning, language development, and academic achievement.


  • Define the concepts of relevance and authenticity with regard to texts and materials;
  • Compare and contrast texts and materials with lenses on relevance and authenticity;
  • Explore texts, authors, and illustrators that represent people from CLD backgrounds;
  • Select culturally relevant and authentic texts for the CLD students in your classroom; and,
  • Explain how students develop the four domains of language in classroom instruction.


Additional information


One Year Unlimted Access


Administrators, Educational Specialists, Instructional Coaches, K-12 Educators, Teacher Leaders


Amy Heineke

Continuing Education Credits

Act 48 (Pennsylvania), CTLE (New York)


3 hours