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ERIC Number: EJ833712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Walking in Their Shoes: Using Multiple-Perspectives Texts as a Bridge to Critical Literacy
Clarke, Lane W.; Whitney, Erin
Reading Teacher, v62 n6 p530-534 Mar 2009
Many teachers want to incorporate critical literacy into their instruction but are unsure of where to start. In this article, the authors pair Jones's (2006) three tenets of critical literacy (deconstruction, reconstruction, and social action) with books that highlight multiple perspectives. By combining this critical literacy framework with multiple-perspectives texts, the authors share with readers some practical strategies at each stage that can be used in any elementary- or middle-level classrooms. These suggestions provide an entry point for teachers who want to engage in critical literacy in their own teaching. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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