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ERIC Number: EJ1177248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Learning to Talk Back to Texts
Leland, Christine; Ociepka, Anne; Kuonen, Kate; Bangert, Sara
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v61 n6 p643-652 May-Jun 2018
This article describes an informal study that focused on teaching eighth graders to take a critical stance and talk back to texts. In this era of "fake news," "alternative facts," and what has been called a "post-truth" culture, it is imperative that students do not simply accept everything they read, see, or hear at face value. They must be made aware that information presented as fact is not necessarily true and that it is up to them to identify the messages embedded in texts before deciding whether they agree with them, disagree with them, or need more information to make a decision. Data sources include students' responses to three sophisticated picture books, their responses to questions about what talking back means and why people do it, examples of students talking back to common sayings, and examples of them talking back to an instance of administrative censorship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
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Language: English
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