For a Better World: Reading and Writing for Social Action / Edition 1

For a Better World: Reading and Writing for Social Action / Edition 1

by Randy Bomer, Katherine Bomer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325002630

ISBN-13: 9780325002637

Pub. Date: 10/05/2001

Publisher: Heinemann

With For a Better World, Randy and Katherine Bomer present a new vision of curriculum - one that invites students to read with important social ideas in mind and write with the purpose of making the world a better place. Developed in years of classroom experience with diverse children, the book will help more experienced teachers take the next step in their

Overview

With For a Better World, Randy and Katherine Bomer present a new vision of curriculum - one that invites students to read with important social ideas in mind and write with the purpose of making the world a better place. Developed in years of classroom experience with diverse children, the book will help more experienced teachers take the next step in their professional growth, while providing newer teachers with a picture of how the largest purposes in democratic education connect to the details of teaching.

A unique, reader-friendly guide for bringing critical literacy into reading and writing workshops, For a Better World demonstrates how to:

  • support students' writing for public purposes and connect their personal writing to important social issues
  • facilitate more meaningful talk in the classroom
  • develop students' language and concepts for discussing significant social and political ideas in response to literature
  • help students inquire into the daily politics of classroom life
  • integrate social studies, writing, and literature in experiential, inquiry-based ways
  • assure that all students have access to a rich and meaningful education for social justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325002637
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
10/05/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
740,046
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Back to Basics

Justice in So Many Words

Critical Conversations in Reading

Democracy Beyond Words

Managing Vulnerability

Democratic Classrooms

Noticing the World

Collaboration and Craft

Teachers as Political Agents

Breaking the Silence

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