ERIC Number: EJ887689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Reference Count: 16
Challenging Texts: Engaging with Critical Literacy--Reflections on Teaching and Learning
Hall, Leigh A.; Piazza, Susan V.
English Journal, v99 n5 p91-94 May 2010
This article explores various ways of teaching literary theory to high school and middle school students. The authors argue that incorporating a critical literacy approach in English education is important but challenging. Although the authors work to implement a critical literacy practice within their university classes, they don't always know what they're doing. They have found that applying critical literacy to classrooms has lots of ups and downs. Here, the authors offer a set of lessons they have learned from their experiences and a few suggestions for others who intend to engage in critical literacy practice.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Literacy, High School Students, Reflection, Cultural Influences, African American Students, Grade 4, Literacy Education, Racial Bias, Race, English Instruction, English Curriculum
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 9
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