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ERIC Number: EJ1099534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Traditional Literacy and Critical Thinking
Dando, Priscille
Knowledge Quest, v44 n5 p9-12 May-Jun 2016
How school librarians focus on activating critical thinking through traditional literacy development can proactively set the stage for the deep thinking that occurs in all literacy development. The critical-thinking skills students build while becoming accomplished readers and writers provide the foundation for learning in a variety of environments. This "Knowledge Quest" issue explores student engagement in understanding and using data and graphics, cultivating global and visual literacies, and applying inquiry processes--all of which require skills in observation, questioning, and making connections--skills that evolve through traditional literacy development. The school librarian's role in ensuring students master skills essential for success in their future academic and real-life experiences begins with supporting their development of critical thinking as learners work toward proficiency in traditional literacy tasks.
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Language: English
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