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Developing critical awareness at the middle level : using texts as tools for critique and pleasure

Author: Holly Johnson; Lauren Freedman
Publisher: Newark, Del. : International Reading Association, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an instructional approach mixing critique and pleasure that is designed to help middle-level students read and enjoy literature, develop critical awareness, and address issues of social justice.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Johnson; Lauren Freedman
ISBN: 0872075710 9780872075719
OCLC Number: 60743098
Description: xv, 223 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Becoming critically conscious: theoretical understandings --
Learning the critical: moving from theory to practice --
Conflicts and comparisons: using literary theory with middle-level learners --
Identity and representation: becoming critical of the connection --
Power and critical literacy: gaining understanding of how power works --
Oppression and critical literacy: becoming conscious, becoming concerned --
Multiple perspectives: addressing and understanding differences --
Critical contextualization: using historical fiction to understand change --
Where do we go from here? critical consciousness, critical literacy, and the questions that remain --
Appendix A: Social justice unit --
Appendix B: Over 100 books that encourage critical consciousness.
Responsibility: Holly Johnson, Lauren Freedman.
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Presents an instructional approach mixing critique and pleasure that is designed to help middle-level students read and enjoy literature, develop critical awareness, and address issues of social justice.

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