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ERIC Number: ED457269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Pages: 203
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-942961-25-0
Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching about Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word.
Christensen, Linda
This publication explains how to teach students to produce well written and analytic work, offering essays, lesson plans, and a collection of student writing, all rooted in a focus on language arts teaching for social justice. The eight chapters look at: (1) "Building Community out of Chaos" (e.g., inviting students' lives into the classroom and childhood narratives); (2) "Unlearning the Myths That Bind Us" (e.g., critiquing cartoons and society and praising poems); (3) "Writing the Word and the World" (e.g., forgiveness poems and acting for justice); (4) "The Politics of Language" (e.g., teaching about language and society and enticing reluctant readers to read); (5) "Poetry" (e.g., promoting social imagination through interior monologues and the poetry of protest); (6)"Immigration" (how students can teach their teachers about immigration); (7) "Portfolios" (portfolios and basketball); and (8) "Untracking English" (creating quality education for all students). Some chapters include class activities. (Sections contain references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Rethinking Schools, Ltd. Milwaukee, WI.