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Getting Beyond
     

Getting Beyond "I Like the Book": Creating Space for Critical Literacy in K-6 Classrooms / Edition 2

by Vivian Maria Vasquez
 

ISBN-10: 0872075052

ISBN-13: 9780872075054

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: International Reading Association

Are you tired of hearing the same old responses from your students after reading a new book? Ready to move your students to responses more meaningful than "I like the book" and "It was OK"? Let author Vivian Vasquez and her colleagues show you how to get your students talking, and you'll see the difference that critical literacy makes in your classroom-and in

Overview

Are you tired of hearing the same old responses from your students after reading a new book? Ready to move your students to responses more meaningful than "I like the book" and "It was OK"? Let author Vivian Vasquez and her colleagues show you how to get your students talking, and you'll see the difference that critical literacy makes in your classroom-and in students' lives!

With examples from kindergarten through sixth-grade classroom, Vivian and her colleagues will inspire you to develop your own classrooms of critical thinkers. In these pages you'll learn how to use books in different contexts and in combination with other texts-such as posters and advertisements-and you will learn about the kinds of perspectives students bring to talks about books. Each chapter delves into how critical conversations were introduced in classrooms and the social action Projects that resulted from these conversations. Central to each of these stories are the issues that the children raise about the world and the difference critical literacy discourse makes in each context.

This expanded second edition includes the following features:

Two additional content area chapters-science and social studies-to emphasize that critical literacy is not just a part of the literacy curriculum

A new chapter on new technologies such as websites, videos, and podcasts and their impact on critical literacy

A fresh focus interspersed throughout the book on multimedia literacy and using multimedia text sets

In addition, reflection questions at the end of each chapter can help you connect the ideas in this book with your experiences-and can help you to imagine ways to crate spaces for using children's books and other texts from a critical literacy perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872075054
Publisher:
International Reading Association
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author vii

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Setting the Context: A Critical Take on Using Books in the Classroom 1

Chapter 2 Pairing Everyday Texts with Texts Written for Children 23

Chapter 3 Using Children's Literature to Unpack Social Issues in the School Community 39

Chapter 4 Focusing on Social Issues by Bringing the Outside World into the Classroom 54

Chapter 5 What If and Why? Critical Literacy, Children's Literature, and Mathematics Investigations 67

Chapter 6 What's the Weather? Creating Space for Critical Literacy in the Science Curriculum 81

Chapter 7 Rethinking Arbor Day: Creating Space for Critical Literacy in the Social Studies Curriculum 93

Chapter 8 A Podcast Is Born: Critical Literacy and New Technologies 105

Conclusion: New Directions and Curricular Possibilities for Doing "Important Work " 125

References 131

Index 137

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