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Literacy tools in the classroom : teaching through critical inquiry, grades 5-12 / Richard Beach ... [et al.] ; foreword by Jerome C. Harste.


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New York : Teachers College Press ; Berkeley, CA : National Writing Project, c2010.
  • Book
  • x, 182 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-167) and index.
  • 1. What are Literacy Tools and How Can We Use Them?: Moving Legacies into the 21st Century
  • "The Raft Is Not the Shore"
  • Honoring Our Literate legacies
  • Defining Literacy Tools
  • Literacy Tools for Projects of Change and Transformation
  • The Art of Teaching and Change-Based Assessment From Past to Future Uses of Literacy Tools
  • 2. How Do We Use Literacy Tools to Engage in Critical Inquiry and Create Spaces?
  • Critical Inquiry Literacy Tools
  • Using Literacy Tools to Create Spaces
  • Activities for Studying Spaces
  • 3. How Do We Use Literacy Tools to Enact Identities and Establish Agency?
  • Using Literacy Tools to Enact Identities
  • Using Literacy Tools to Explore and Question Identities
  • Implications for Enacting Identities
  • Constructing Agency Through Literacy Tools
  • Fostering Use of Literacy Tools to Achieve Agency
  • 4. Narrative: Surfacing Buried Histories
  • Narrative as a Literacy Tool
  • The Power of Narrative
  • Recommendations for Valuing Narrative
  • 5. Dramatic Inquiry: Imagining and Enacting Life from Multiple Perspectives
  • Dramatic Inquiry as a Literacy Tool-of-Tools
  • Imagined-and-Real Spaces
  • Dramatic Improvisation
  • Agency in Dramatic Inquiry
  • Critical, Dialogic, Dramatic Inquiry
  • Dramatic Inquiry Is a Literacy of Possibilities
  • Dramatic Inquiry Is a Literacy of Power Relationships
  • Performing Possible Selves and Changing Identities
  • Dramatic Inquiry as Collaborative Social Imagination
  • 6. Spoken Word: Performing Poetry and Community
  • Youth Literacy practices Evident in Spoken Word
  • Witnessing: Voicing Experience
  • Returning to Tish's "March for Me"
  • Spoken-Word Poetry and Inquiry, Space, Identity and Agency
  • Using Spoken-Word Poetry in the Classroom
  • 7. Digital Literacies: Virtually Connecting and Collaboratively Building Knowledge
  • Using Digital Literacy Tools in 21st-Century Classrooms
  • Constructing Online Identities
  • Acquiring Digital Literacies
  • 8. Reflective Writing: Nurturing Exploration of Our Lives
  • Features of Reflective Writing Tools
  • Freewriting
  • Note-Taking
  • Mapping
  • 9. Images and Video: Envisioning the World
  • Responding to Images
  • Critical Inquiry of Images of Video
  • Identity Construction
  • 10. Assessing Uses of Literacy tools: Reflecting on What Really Matters
  • Toward Change-Based Assessment
  • Use of Question-Asking to Foster Self-Reflection
  • Use of Teacher and Peer Feedback to Foster Self-Reflection
  • Using Learning Stories to Reflect on Literacy Tool Uses
  • Using e-Portfolios to Foster Self-Reflection
  • Teacher Self-Assessment
  • Invitations and Recommendations
  • Conclusion: The Importance of Purpose in Using Literacy Tools
Beach, Richard.
National Writing Project (U.S.)
Language and literacy series
Language and literacy series (New York, N.Y.)

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