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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
New York : Teachers College Press ; Berkeley, CA : National Writing Project, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LB1631 .L445 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Language arts (Secondary)
Language arts (Elementary)
Inquiry-based learning
Physical Description x, 182 p. ; 24 cm
Contents 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
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-167) and index
Series Language and literacy series (New York, N.Y.)
Alternate Author Beach, Richard
National Writing Project (U.S.)

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