Literacy Tools in the Classroom Teaching Through Critical Inquiry, Grades 5-12

ISBN-10: 0807750565

ISBN-13: 9780807750568

Edition: 2010

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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:
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 3/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Brian Edmiston has been teaching and learning through drama in the elementary, secondary, and college classroom for the past twenty years. At the Ohio State University he teaches courses in the drama education program and studies how drama can integrate the curriculum and develop ethical awareness in students. In 1991, he received the AATE Research Award.

Carolyn Burke has the rare ability to take what is currently known and apply it to classroom instruction. A former first-grade teacher, Burke currently is Professor of Language Education at Indiana University and spends the bulk of her time teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in reading and writing education. She is well known for her work in miscue analysis and reading.

Perspectives Informing This Book
Theorizing from Practice: Summarizing the Chapters
The Wiki Resource Site
How Educators Can Use This Book
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
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
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
Narrative: Surfacing Buried Histories
Narrative as a Literacy Tool
The Power of Narrative
Recommendations for Valuing Narrative
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
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
Digital Literacies: Virtually Connecting and Collaboratively Building Knowledge
Using Digital Literacy Tools in 21st-century Classrooms
Constructing Online Identities
Acquiring Digital Literacies
Reflective Writing: Nurturing Exploration of Our Lives
Features of Reflective Writing Tools
Images and Video: Envisioning the World
Responding to Images
Critical Inquiry of Images or Video
Identity Construction
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 Serf-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
About the Author
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