Critical Literacy in the Classroom

Critical Literacy in the Classroom

Author: Wendy Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134765775

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Critical literacy investigates how forms of knowledge, and the power they bring, are created in language and taken up by those who use texts. It asks how language might be put to different, more equitable uses, and how texts might be recreated in a way that would tell a different story. This book is a carefully documented and critically analysed example of the growing emphasis on critical literacy in syllabuses, government reports and the like. It: * bridges the gap between academics' theorizing and teachers' work * describes how secondary teachers have planned and implemented critical literacy curricula on a range of topics, from Shakespeare to the workplace * listens to teachers reflecting on their teaching and analyses classroom talk * extrapolates from present practice to a future critical literacy in a digitised, hypermedia world. Teachers and students of education, critical literacy advocates and theorists of literacy and schooling can learn much more from this book, which shows how critical literacy teachers, and their students are contributing to the ongoing reinvention of English education as critical literacy.

Critical Literacy as Resistance

Critical Literacy as Resistance

Author: Laraine Wallowitz

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433100630

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Critical Literacy as Resistance is a collaborate effort among secondary and university educators from across the United States that addresses questions such as: What does a critical literacy classroom look like? What various texts are used? What strategies do teachers use to encourage students and teacher candidates to recognize how texts construct power and privilege? How do educators inspire activism in and out of the classroom? This book documents the experiences of scholars and teachers who have successfully bridged theory and practice by applying critical literacy into their respective content areas. The authors spell out the difference between critical thinking and critical literacy, then show how to write and implement curriculum that incorporates diverse texts and multiple literacies in all content areas (including world language), and includes the voices of students as they confront issues of race, class, gender, and power. The principles and practices laid out here will help teachers use literacy to liberate and empower students both in and outside the classroom by respecting and studying the literacies students bring to school, while simultaneously teaching (and challenging) the literacies of those in power. This is a book for pre- and in-service teachers in all content areas, staff developers, secondary literacy specialists, university professors, and anyone interested in social justice.

Critical Literacy/critical Teaching

Critical Literacy/critical Teaching

Author: Cheryl Dozier

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807746452

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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This book describes and documents an exciting new approach to educating literacy teachers. The authors show how to help teachers develop their own critical literacy, while also preparing them to accelerate the literacy learning of struggling readers. The text takes readers inside a literacy lab in a high-poverty urban elementary school, reveals the instructional approach in action, and provides many excellent examples of critically responsive teaching. Featuring a synthesis of several fields of theory and research, this book: illustrates teacher preparation and development as personal and social transformation - demonstrating that this process requires changing the ways teachers think about students, language, culture, literacy, learning, and themselves as educators; provides pedagogical tools - including the history of the innovative literacy lab, the context of the instructional interactions, and the transition from a university-based to a school-based project; and combines critical and accelerative literacy instruction, showing how teachers can accelerate the slowest developing readers in their classrooms and also build a sense of engagement for students with the social world.

Doing Critical Literacy

Doing Critical Literacy

Author: Hilary Janks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136310751

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Compelling and highly engaging, this text shows teachers at all levels how to do critical literacy in the classroom and provides models for practice that can be adapted to any context. Integrating social theory and classroom practice, it brings critical literacy to life as a socio-cultural orientation to the teaching of literacy that takes seriously the relationship between language and power and orients readers to the social effects of texts. Students and teachers are drawn into the key questions critical readers need to pose of texts: Whose interests are served, who benefits, who is disadvantaged; who is included and who is excluded? The practical activities help readers grasp complex issues. Extending the theoretical framework in Hilary Janks’ Literacy and Power with a rich range of completely new, up-to-date activities that translate theory into practice, Doing Critical Literacy is powerful, relevant, and useful for both pre- and in-service teacher education and for use in schools.

Critical Literacy

Critical Literacy

Author: Lisa P. Stevens

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452222950

Category: Education

Page: 160

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"This is an excellent text. I particularly liked how the authors share examples of critical literacy throughout the book, especially with digital and multimedia texts." —Peter McDermott, The Sage Colleges "Through realistic discussion of how text shapes us and is shaped by us, Critical Literacy provides pre- and in-service teachers with concrete ways to engage in critical literacy practices with children from elementary through high school." —Cheryl A. Kreutter, St. John Fisher College ...a unique, practical critical literacy text with concrete examples and theoretical tools for pre- and in-service teachers Authors Lisa Patel Stevens and Thomas W. Bean explore the historical and political foundations of critical literacy and present a comprehensive examination of its uses for K-12 classroom practice. Key Features: · Focuses on the nexus of critical literacy theory and practice through real classroom examples, vignettes, and conversations among teachers and teacher educators · Illustrates how critical literacy practices are enacted in the classroom at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. · Offers step-by-step teaching strategies for implementing critical literacy in K-12 classrooms at different paces, depending on existing curriculum Intended Audience: This is an excellent supplemental text for a variety of advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in education departments on how to teach reading and writing. This text will also appeal to instructors and students exploring issues of representation, linguistics, and critical deconstruction.

Literacy Tools in the Classroom

Literacy Tools in the Classroom

Author: Gerald Campano

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807750568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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This innovative resource describes how teachers can help students employ "literacy tools" across the curriculum to foster learning. The authors demonstrate how literacy tools such as narratives, question-asking, spoken-word poetry, drama, writing, digital communication, images, and video encourage critical inquiry in the 5-12 classroom. The book provides many examples and adaptable lessons from diverse classrooms and connects to an active Website where readers can join a growing professional community, share ideas, and get frequent updates: http://literacytooluses.pbworks.com

Critical Literacy Across the K-6 Curriculum

Critical Literacy Across the K-6 Curriculum

Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317282525

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Through stories from kindergarten to sixth grade classrooms where students and teachers have attempted to put a critical edge on their teaching, this book shows critical literacy in action across the curriculum. Readers see students and teachers together using critical literacy discourse to frame conversations in ways that engage students in examining the meaning of the texts they read and acting on local and global social issues that emerge. Drawing on multiple perspectives such as cross-curricular explorations, multimedia, and child-centered inquiry pedagogies, the text features a theoretical toolkit; demonstrations from across the content areas including art, music, and media literacy; integration of technology; and attention to how critical literacy can inform decisions about standards and assessment. Annotated booklists, examples of students’ work, Reflection Questions, Try This (practical classroom strategies), and Resource Boxes can be used to encourage and support engaging in critical literacy work in different areas of the curriculum.

From Critical Literacy to Critical Pedagogy in English Language Teaching

From Critical Literacy to Critical Pedagogy in English Language Teaching

Author: Melina Porto

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811657801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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With a Foreword by Hugh Starkey and Audrey Osler, and Afterwords by Graham Crookes, Hilary Janks and Allan Luke, this book promotes critical language education and illustrates how a critical agenda can be enacted in English language education in real classrooms. It presents four cases located in primary and secondary schools in the province of Buenos Aires in Argentina in contexts that can be characterised as vulnerable or difficult. It describes the possibilities, challenges and limitations of this critical agenda using students’ drawings, posters, leaflets, artwork, classroom activities and conversational data as foundation, and including the voices of local teachers in their classrooms. Importantly, these teachers used teacher-made, locally produced, critical post-method materials, described by the author of those materials in one of the chapters. In this way, the book offers a unique balance of researcher, teacher and materials writer voices. These materials are included in the book and can help language teachers around the world to introduce critical perspectives in their specific contexts. The book is appealing to researchers, classroom teachers, teacher educators, and materials writers and developers interested in critical language education.

Literacy Moves on

Literacy Moves on

Author: Janet Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781843122494

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 858

Looking at the implications of developments such as texting, ICT, games, TV and media, this work shows how the role of literacy within the 21st century primary classroom has changed.

Critical Literacy Practice

Critical Literacy Practice

Author: Bogum Yoon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789812875679

Category: Education

Page: 215

View: 262

This edited book shows how critical literacy can be applied in and outside the classroom setting. It shows educators how critical theory is applied in practice using studies in diverse K-16 settings, kindergarten through university contexts. By providing specific examples of critical literacy practice in the classroom and beyond, the book aims to help teachers, researchers and teacher educators make clear connections between theory and practice in critical literacy.

Being and Becoming Critically Imaginative

Being and Becoming Critically Imaginative

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1112609840

Category: Critical pedagogy

Page: 602

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Critical literacy is not a matter of teaching and acquiring specific skills, but rather about constructing meaning through the process of learning. Rather than accepting and adopting traditional conceptualizations of literacy, this research conceptualizes critical literacy as an alternative educational paradigm. By recognizing the dual nature of critical literacy as both a theoretical framework and a pragmatic disposition or lens, the promise of critical literacy is explored.This ethnographic inquiry recounts the collective stories of 26 Grade 6 students and the indefatigable teacher with whom they worked. Using a polyvocal approach, participants’ voices will be heard both on their own and collectively through the use of classroom mosaics. The mosaics not only bring the classroom to life, but are also intertwined with the ways in which the participants became critically literate, and what I have now come to understand as, critically imaginative. Field texts and narrative descriptions highlight the lived experiences of participants as they learn to read and write both the word and world. Participant observation,field notes, formal and informal conversations, research journal, and student artifacts punctuate the writing and provide “thick description” (Geertz, 1973, p. 6) of this particular educational context.The study concludes by offering a framework that weaves together critical literacy theory and practice with a particular focus on teaching and learning implications. This inquiry adds to our understanding of how teachers can support students to become critically literate and critically imaginative, but, perhaps more importantly, why teachers should. Ultimately, this dissertation reveals the power and promise of a critical literacy imagination for teachers, learners, and all those involved in the education of our youth.

Critical Literacy

Critical Literacy

Author: Maxine Greene

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079141230X

Category: Education

Page: 443

View: 430

Illustrates the differences and similarities between modernist and postmodernist theories of literacy, and suggests how the best elements of both can be fused to provide a more rigorous conception of literacy that will bring theoretical, ethical, political, and practical benefits. Some of the 14 essays are theoretical, other present case studies of literacy programs for adults and other applications. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR