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ERIC Number: EJ773752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Using Author Studies in Children's Literature to Explore Social Justice Issues
Fox, Kathy R.
Social Studies, v97 n6 p251-256 Nov-Dec 2006
An author-study approach to children's literature provides students with a critical tool for text analysis. When students analyze an author's biography, interviews, and collection of work, they see writing as a powerful tool of personal expression. In this article, the author presents a week-to-week plan for analyzing multiple texts from one author and then comparing this author's voice to that of another author. Students are encouraged to use writing to express their own values and beliefs. These activities provide an opportunity for teachers and students to discuss prejudice and social justice. Glossary of Terms Used in Cycle of Activities is appended. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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