ERIC Number: EJ1132046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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Courageous Voices: Using Text Sets to Inspire Change
Tracy, Kelly N.; Menickelli, Kristin; Scales, Roya Q.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v60 n5 p527-536 Mar-Apr 2017
This article describes how one teacher immersed her sixth graders in an intensive three-week thematic text set unit centered on courage. Her aim was to help students discover and take action on issues that mattered to them as they learned important literacy skills and strategies. Students engaged in significant reading, writing, and discussion as they developed and enacted action plans to create positive change. Intentionally designed instruction moved from teacher-led whole-class lessons on the same texts to student-led small-group/individual learning with multiple texts. Texts included a variety of formats (e.g., picture books, songs, articles, poems) from varied reading levels.
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Change, Moral Values, Literacy Education, Reading, Writing (Composition), Discussion, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Small Group Instruction, Picture Books, Singing, Journal Articles, Grade 6
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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