TITLE

Walking in Their Shoes: Using Multiple-Perspectives Texts as a Bridge to Critical Literacy

AUTHOR(S)
Clarke, Lane W.; Whitney, Erin
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Reading Teacher;Mar2009, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p530
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how books that contain different viewpoints can aid in literacy instruction by promoting critical literacy skills. The authors comment on varying definitions of critical literacy that suggest it relates to how personal values and beliefs affect the interpretation of a text. They discuss a critical literacy framework focusing on deconstruction, reconstruction and social action and note how multiple perspectives in books allow students to discover meaning through different vantage points. The discuss how visual aids such as charts can be used to represent different points-of-view from texts and how the writing of diary entries based on texts can help students reconstruct texts. Multiple viewpoints in text can also promote social awareness in students.
ACCESSION #
37012214

 

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