Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children

ISBN-10: 0805840532

ISBN-13: 9780805840537

Edition: 2004

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List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Series Foreword
Inquiries Into Critical Literacy
Audit Trail as a Tool for Generating and Circulating Meaning
Finding Space for Critical Literacy
Negotiating Spaces and the Mandated Curriculum
What Complexities Are Involved With Engaging in Critical Literacy Practice?
Support Within the School Community
Out-of-School Support Groups
How Our Classroom Was Organized
How Our School Day Was Organized
Common Elements of Our School Day
Class Meeting
Setting a Meeting Agenda
Using Two Day Plans
Whole Group Wrap-Up
The Role of Parents
Getting Started
Constructing a Curricular Audit Trail
Choosing Artifacts
The Audit Trail Grows
Creating a Rain Forest Play
Raising Issues of Gender
Audit Trail as a Tool for Constructing Curriculum
Deciding on What Incidents to Represent on Our Audit Trail
Visibly Connecting Issues on Our Audit Trail
The French Cafe
Setting the Scene
What Is a French Cafe?
Analyzing the French Cafe
Learning About Powerful Forms of Language
Offering Children Alternate Ways of Acting
Our Friend Is a Vegetarian
Setting the Scene
We Have Vegetarians at Our School?
Problematizing Social Text
Extending Our Literacies
Further Extensions of the Vegetarian Issue
Reflective Summary
Save the Beluga
Setting the Scene
Save the Beluga
Baby Beluga Take Two: Our Version
Grounding Our Work in Social Intent With Real World Effects
Further Opportunities for Analyzing the Book
Analyzing the Beluga Incident
We Know How McDonald's Thinks
Setting the Scene
The McDonald's Happy Meal as Text
We Know How McDonald's Thinks: The Discussion Continues
Reflecting on How McDonald's Thinks
Who Can Have Collectibles?
Reflecting on the Conversation
Further Analysis of the Happy Meal
Reflecting on the Conversation
Final Thoughts on the Happy Meal Discussions in the Classroom
Social Action Outside the Classroom
Designing a Toy Container
A Look Back Over the Year
Organizing a Junior Kindergarten Conference: A Culminating Experience for Our Negotiated Critical Literacy Curriculum
Using Social Critique, Social Analysis, and Social Action to Construct Literacy
Asking Questions That Matter: A Final Reflection
What Next Year's Junior Kindergartens Should Know
Suggested Readings
Author Index
Subject Index
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