Literacy tools in the classroom : teaching through critical inquiry, grades 5-12
- New York : Teachers College Press ; Berkeley, CA : National Writing Project, c2010.
- Physical description
- x, 182 p. ; 24 cm.
- Language and literacy series (New York, N.Y.)
LB1631 .L445 2010
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- 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
- 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
- Publisher's Summary
- This innovative resource describes how teachers can help students employ "literacy tools" across the curriculum to foster learning. The authors demonstrate how literacy tools such as narratives, question-asking, spoken-word poetry, drama, writing, digital communication, images, and video encourage critical inquiry in the 5-12 classroom. The book provides many examples and adaptable lessons from diverse classrooms and connects to an active Website where readers can join a growing professional community, share ideas, and get frequent updates: http://literacytooluses.pbworks.com.
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- Publication date
- Richard Beach ... [et al.] ; foreword by Jerome C. Harste.
- Language and literacy series