Critical Literacy in the Classroom

Author: Wendy Morgan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134765770
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Critical literacy investigates how forms of knowledge, and the power they bring, are created in language and taken up by those who use texts. It asks how language might be put to different, more equitable uses, and how texts might be recreated in a way that would tell a different story. This book is a carefully documented and critically analysed example of the growing emphasis on critical literacy in syllabuses, government reports and the like. It: * bridges the gap between academics' theorizing and teachers' work * describes how secondary teachers have planned and implemented critical literacy curricula on a range of topics, from Shakespeare to the workplace * listens to teachers reflecting on their teaching and analyses classroom talk * extrapolates from present practice to a future critical literacy in a digitised, hypermedia world. Teachers and students of education, critical literacy advocates and theorists of literacy and schooling can learn much more from this book, which shows how critical literacy teachers, and their students are contributing to the ongoing reinvention of English education as critical literacy.

Critical Literacy Across the K 6 Curriculum

Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317282523
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Through stories from kindergarten to sixth grade classrooms where students and teachers have attempted to put a critical edge on their teaching, this book shows critical literacy in action across the curriculum. Readers see students and teachers together using critical literacy discourse to frame conversations in ways that engage students in examining the meaning of the texts they read and acting on local and global social issues that emerge. Drawing on multiple perspectives such as cross-curricular explorations, multimedia, and child-centered inquiry pedagogies, the text features a theoretical toolkit; demonstrations from across the content areas including art, music, and media literacy; integration of technology; and attention to how critical literacy can inform decisions about standards and assessment. Annotated booklists, examples of students’ work, Reflection Questions, Try This (practical classroom strategies), and Resource Boxes can be used to encourage and support engaging in critical literacy work in different areas of the curriculum.

Critical Literacy

Author: Lisa P. Stevens
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236410
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This is an excellent text. I particularly liked how the authors share examples of critical literacy throughout the book, especially with digital and multimedia texts." —Peter McDermott, The Sage Colleges "Through realistic discussion of how text shapes us and is shaped by us, Critical Literacy provides pre- and in-service teachers with concrete ways to engage in critical literacy practices with children from elementary through high school." —Cheryl A. Kreutter, St. John Fisher College ...a unique, practical critical literacy text with concrete examples and theoretical tools for pre- and in-service teachers Authors Lisa Patel Stevens and Thomas W. Bean explore the historical and political foundations of critical literacy and present a comprehensive examination of its uses for K-12 classroom practice. Key Features: · Focuses on the nexus of critical literacy theory and practice through real classroom examples, vignettes, and conversations among teachers and teacher educators · Illustrates how critical literacy practices are enacted in the classroom at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. · Offers step-by-step teaching strategies for implementing critical literacy in K-12 classrooms at different paces, depending on existing curriculum Intended Audience: This is an excellent supplemental text for a variety of advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in education departments on how to teach reading and writing. This text will also appeal to instructors and students exploring issues of representation, linguistics, and critical deconstruction.

English Teaching in the Secondary School

Author: Mike Fleming
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317441281
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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English Teaching in the Secondary School is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of teaching English. This updated 4th edition has been revised to take into consideration changes in national policy, drawing on the most recent research and theory to produce engaging, practical ideas for use in the classroom. It challenges mechanistic and formulaic approaches to teaching, instead placing an emphasis on reflection, understanding and informed practice. Guiding students and new teachers through the whole process of English teaching in the secondary school, this edition has been fully updated to include: • a report of the most recent developments in national policy • discussion of multiple literacies and critical literacy • a new chapter on English as an additional language • a new chapter on cross curricular themes • new sections on approaches to the teaching of grammar • reflections on international developments in language teaching and their relevance • a guide to further reading on resources and research Written in an accessible style, with a wealth of advice and ideas, English Teaching in the Secondary School forms essential reading for all those training to become secondary English teachers.

Critical Literacy and the Aesthetic

Author: Ray Misson
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814149515
Format: PDF
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Addresses the role of aesthetics in an age of postmodern criticism, showing how the critical and the aesthetic are reconcilable in literary theory and practice.

Theory pedagogy politics

Author: Donald E. Morton
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252061578
Format: PDF
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Theory pedagogy politics : the crisis of "The Subject" in the humanities / Mas'ud Zavarzadeh and Donald Morton -- The subject of literary and the subject of cultural studies / Antony Easthope -- Post-structuralist feminist practice / Chris Weedon -- Resistance to sexual theory / Juliet Flower MacCannell -- Principle pleasures : obsessional pedagogies or (ac)counting from Irving Babbitt to Allan Bloom / Katherine Cummings -- Canonicity and theory : toward a post-structuralist pedagogy / R. Radhakrishnan -- The spirit hand : on the index of pedagogy and propaganda / Gregory L. Ulmer -- Radical pedagogy as cultural politics : beyond the discourse of critique and anti-utopianism / Henry A. Giroux and Peter L. McLaren -- Charisma and authority in literary study and theory study / Heather Murray -- Intellectual work and pedagogical circulation in English / Evan Watkins -- The university and revolutionary practice : a letter toward a Leninist pedagogy / Adam Katz.