R. W. Reising, Professor of Communicative Arts and Native American Studies at Pembroke State University in North Carolina, provides a point counterpoint on the question of whether students' dialects interfere with their ability to read. He suggests three specific actions to which educators concerned with reading instruction might turn their efforts in order to enhance the quality of such instruction for students who normally use a dialect other than standard.
Shuman, R. B., & Reising, R. (1980). Professional Concerns. Reading Horizons, 21 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol21/iss1/13