Creating Critical Classrooms
By jwgillia, Updated
EDRD 650 March 15
Let's have a study group about critical literacy. What books could we read with our students? What worked best for you?
Today we are going to read The Lady in the Box.
Will my students be able to relate to homelessness?
Choose books that will help students think critically about what they are reading.
The Lady in the Box
Fly Away Home
Students wanted to help people in need and became more aware of social issues.
Students drew pictures and wrote stories about their connections to the books.
"We are never ready for the stuff we learn."
"It is only in schools that we read to practice reading."
Don't censor books. Choose books that allow children to think critically. Allow students to "linger" in books and continue to reflect on them through writing and art. Encourage children's ideas to make a difference in the world.
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