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ERIC Number: ED525245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5057-3
Literacy Tools in the Classroom: Teaching through Critical Inquiry, Grades 5-12. Language and Literacy Series
Beach, Richard; Campano, Gerald; Edmiston, Brian; Borgmann, Melissa
Teachers College Press
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: This dynamic text will inspire teachers to: (1) Work together to create richer and more equitable literacy curricula; (2) Develop purpose-driven activities and projects; (3) Identify and showcase students' strengths through their use of literacy tools; (4) Foster learning and critical inquiry across the content areas; and (5) Use "change-based assessment" to encourage student reflection and growth.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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