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Creating Critical Classrooms

Creating Critical Classrooms Author Mitzi Lewison
ISBN-10 9781317814917
Release 2014-08-07
Pages 286
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This popular text articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy—in all its complexity. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. By providing both a model for critical literacy instruction and many examples of how critical practices can be enacted in daily school life in elementary and middle school classrooms, Creating Critical Classrooms meets a huge need for a practical, theoretically based text on this topic. Pedagogical features in each chapter • Teacher-researcher Vignette • Theories that Inform Practice • Critical Literacy Chart • Thought Piece • Invitations for Disruption • Lingering Questions New in the Second Edition • End-of-chapter "Voices from the Field" • More upper elementary-grade examples • New text sets drawn from "Classroom Resources" • Streamlined, restructured, revised, and updated throughout • Expanded Companion Website now includes annotated Classroom Resources; Text Sets; Resources by Chapter; Invitations for Students; Literacy Strategies; Additional Resources



Creating Critical Classrooms

Creating Critical Classrooms Author Mitzi Lewison
ISBN-10 9781317814900
Release 2014-08-07
Pages 322
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This popular text articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy—in all its complexity. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. By providing both a model for critical literacy instruction and many examples of how critical practices can be enacted in daily school life in elementary and middle school classrooms, Creating Critical Classrooms meets a huge need for a practical, theoretically based text on this topic. Pedagogical features in each chapter • Teacher-researcher Vignette • Theories that Inform Practice • Critical Literacy Chart • Thought Piece • Invitations for Disruption • Lingering Questions New in the Second Edition • End-of-chapter "Voices from the Field" • More upper elementary-grade examples • New text sets drawn from "Classroom Resources" • Streamlined, restructured, revised, and updated throughout • Expanded Companion Website now includes annotated Classroom Resources; Text Sets; Resources by Chapter; Invitations for Students; Literacy Strategies; Additional Resources



Creating Critical Classrooms

Creating Critical Classrooms Author Mitzi Lewison
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131721115
Release 2008
Pages 360
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This book for elementary and middle school teachers and literacy methods courses articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy instruction. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. By providing both a model for critical literacy instruction and many examples of how critical practices can be enacted in daily school life in elementary and middle school classrooms, Creating Critical Classrooms meets a huge need for a practical, theoretically based text on this topic.



Teaching Children s Literature

Teaching Children s Literature Author Christine Leland
ISBN-10 9780415508667
Release 2012
Pages 231
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This groundbreaking text offers a fresh perspective on how to implement children's literature into and across the curriculum in ways that are both effective and purposeful. Honed over years of experience and reflection in classroom settings and rich with real examples of teachers implementing critical pedagogy, it invites multiple ways of engaging with literature that extend beyond the genre and elements approach and also addresses potential problems or issues that teachers may confront. The book is structured around three 'mantras' that build on each other: Enjoy; Dig deeper; Take action. The practical strategies for taking a critical approach focus on issues that impact children's lives, building from students' personal experiences and cultural knowledge to using language to question the everyday world, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. This book teems with pedagogical purpose. It is smart, principled, and useful. Its freshness and currency will resonate with readers and inspire their teaching. A Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/leland) enriches and extends the text.



Negotiating Critical Literacies in Classrooms

Negotiating Critical Literacies in Classrooms Author Barbara Comber
ISBN-10 9781135650117
Release 2001-06-01
Pages 312
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Negotiating Critical Literacies in Classrooms brings together accounts of educators who have sought to make a difference in the lives of their students through literacy education--from university classrooms in the United States, England, and South Africa, to policy and curriculum development in Singapore and Australia. Each chapter represents the results of extended research on classroom practice. The authors in this collection write as teachers. The literacy classrooms they explore range from the early years of schooling, to primary and secondary education, through to community and university sites. Although the volume is organized around different levels of education, clearly overlapping themes emerge across the chapters, including identity formation and textual practices, politicizing curriculum and textbook production, and changing the power relations in classroom talk around text. An overarching theme of this collection is the belief that there is no one generic, universal critical literacy--in theory or in practice. Rather, the authors reveal how a range of theories can serve as productive starting points for educators working on social justice agendas through the literacy curriculum, and, equally important, how particular critical literacy theories or pedagogies must be worked out in specific locations. In each of these accounts, educators explain how they have taken a body of theory and worked with and on it in classrooms. Their rich portrayals and narratives of classroom realities illustrate the unanticipated effects of pedagogies that emerge in specific contexts. Experiences from the classrooms have led them to revise theories that are central to critical literacy, including constructs such as "empowerment," "resistance," and "multiple readings." This collection documents what occurs when educators confront the difficult ethical and political issues that evolve in particular classroom situations. Negotiating Critical Literacies in Classrooms is appropriate as a text for courses in language and literacy education, and will be of broad interest to educational researchers, practitioners, and theorists. The practical classroom focus makes this book accessible and of interest to a wide range of teachers and an excellent resource for professional development. The international scope will appeal to a global educational readership.



Literacy and Education

Literacy and Education Author Kate Pahl
ISBN-10 9781446268032
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 216
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Literacy and Education continues to be an accessible guide to current theory on literacy with practical applications in the classroom. This new edition has a new focus on the ecologies of literacy and on participatory and visual ways of researching literacy. The new edition examines - new literacy studies - material culture and literacy - digital literacies - the ecological, place-based approaches to literacy education - timescales and identities, and - ways in which research has moved on to inform literacy education. Classroom teachers, teacher trainers and students of literacy will find this a user-friendly guide to new theory in literacy education, clearly demonstrating how to implement this theory in the classroom in a way that is inclusive and listens to the students of today.



What If and Why

What If and Why Author Katie Van Sluys
ISBN-10 0325007322
Release 2005
Pages 155
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"Van Sluys offers fifteen field-tested, cross-curricular invitations that you can add to your lesson plans right away or, better yet, use as a template for creating your own invitations. In addition, she goes inside the process, describing real classrooms that show not only the wonderful things students are capable of doing during invitations, but also what you can do to help them make the most of the experience."--BOOK JACKET.



Mind Brain Education

Mind  Brain    Education Author David A. Sousa
ISBN-10 9781935542216
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 240
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Understanding how the brain learns helps teachers do their jobs more effectively. Primary researchers share the latest findings on the learning process and address their implications for educational theory and practice. Explore applications, examples, and suggestions for further thought and research; numerous charts and diagrams; strategies for all subject areas; and new ways of thinking about intelligence, academic ability, and learning disability.



Classrooms of Wonder and Wisdom

Classrooms of Wonder and Wisdom Author Kurtis S. Meredith
ISBN-10 9781412918152
Release 2010-09-29
Pages 172
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The award-winning authors guide readers through this action-oriented handbook. Their highly successful literacy-based professional development program outlines strategies for helping students become lifelong learners.



The Wonders of Language

The Wonders of Language Author Ian Roberts
ISBN-10 9781316943199
Release 2017-01-31
Pages
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Ian Roberts offers a stimulating introduction to our greatest gift as a species: our capacity for articulate language. We are mostly as blissfully unaware of the intricacies of the structure of language as fish are of the water they swim in. We live in a mental ocean of nouns, verbs, quantifiers, morphemes, vowels and other rich, strange and deeply fascinating linguistic objects. This book introduces the reader to this amazing world. Offering a thought-provoking and accessible introduction to the main discoveries and theories about language, the book is aimed at general readers and undergraduates who are curious about linguistics and language. Written in a lively and direct style, technical terms are carefully introduced and explained and the book includes a full glossary. The book covers all the central areas of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, as well as historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.



Literacy with an Attitude Second Edition

Literacy with an Attitude  Second Edition Author Patrick J. Finn
ISBN-10 9781438428048
Release 2010-03-25
Pages 331
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A comprehensive update of the classic study that delivers both a passionate plea and strategies for teachers, parents, and community organizers to give working-class children the same type of empowering education and powerful literacy skills that the children of upper- and middle-class people receive.



Talking Diversity with Teachers and Teacher Educators

Talking Diversity with Teachers and Teacher Educators Author Barbara C. Cruz
ISBN-10 9780807755372
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 240
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Talking Diversity with Teachers and Teacher Educators has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Talking Diversity with Teachers and Teacher Educators also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Talking Diversity with Teachers and Teacher Educators book for free.



Getting Beyond I Like the Book

Getting Beyond  I Like the Book Author Vivian Maria Vasquez
ISBN-10 0872075125
Release 2003-01
Pages 105
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Discover the potential of children's literature as a tool to teach critical literacy in K-6 classrooms. This book tells the story of eight teachers who work in a variety of schools serving diverse populations. These educators used critical literacy discourse to frame classroom conversations about children's literature, prompting students to critically examine the meaning of the texts they read. By putting this critical edge on children's talk about books, the teachers enabled students to examine and act on social issues that emerged from their conversations. The book shows critical literacy in action through many classroom vignettes and offers a variety of other resources that are the hallmarks of the Kids InSight series, including Reflection Points, examples of students' work, annotated booklists, and information boxes.



Teaching Advanced Literacy Skills

Teaching Advanced Literacy Skills Author Nonie K. Lesaux
ISBN-10 9781462526499
Release 2016-07-11
Pages 196
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In our knowledge-based society, K–8 students need to develop increasingly sophisticated skills to read, write, and speak for a wide variety of purposes and audiences. Including an extended case example from a linguistically diverse school (nearly 75% English learners), this book guides school leaders to design and implement advanced literacy instruction through four key shifts: strengthening the instructional core, giving data a central role, using a shared curriculum, and providing supportive and tailored professional development. Reproducible forms and templates facilitate planning and implementation of schoolwide initiatives. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.



Digital and Media Literacy

Digital and Media Literacy Author Renee Hobbs
ISBN-10 9781412981583
Release 2011-07-12
Pages 214
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Leading authority on media literacy education shows secondary teachers how to incorporate media literacy into the curriculum, teach 21st-century skills, and select meaningful texts.



Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice Author Marie G. Lee
ISBN-10 0064472450
Release 2001-12-01
Pages 214
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As she tries to enjoy her senior year and choose which college she will attend, Korean American Ellen Sung must deal with the prejudice of some of her classmates and pressure from her parents to get good grades.



Summer Reading

Summer Reading Author Fay H. Shin
ISBN-10 0205504892
Release 2008
Pages 113
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Get kids hooked on books! ""Summer Reading" is a timely look at the power of reading in the development of student literacy. It delivers a potent message to administrators, classroom teachers, reading specialists, and librarians to design summer reading programs based on a balanced view of reading instruction." "-Sheila Bostrom, Brush Schools, Colorado" Inspired by school-established summer reading camps designed to help struggling readers, Dr. Fay Shin and Dr. Stephen Krashen have built a research-based plan to guide schools in replicating this successful strategy. Written in a friendly style by two top scholars in literacy and ESL, "Summer Reading: Program and Evidence" provides a framework rooted in scientific data supporting how these programs succeed. By including standardized test scores as well as personal reflections from teachers and students on building effective summer reading camps, the authors motivate teachers to help students excel beyond the traditional classroom, promoting success from one year to the next. Why Summer Reading Matters Helps children become confident and competent readers. Encourages students to read books they enjoy and can access. Fosters teacher-student relationships and promotes students' motivation to engage with reading. Meet the Authors Fay Shin is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Shin is a former elementary and middle public school teacher, and is currently a consultant to school districts, conducting workshops domestically and abroad. Her most recent work includes developing" Journeys-ELD/ELA in the Content Area: Science" (Rosen Classroom). Stephen Krashen is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. He is best known for developing the first comprehensive theory of second language acquisition, introducing the concept of sheltered subject matter teaching, and as the co-inventor of the Natural Approach. He has also contributed to theory and application in the area of bilingual education, and has done important work in the area of reading. His recent papers can be found at http: //www.sdkrashen.com.