As the new English Language Arts Common Core State Standards take
hold across the United States, the need grows for pre-service and
in-service teachers to be ready to develop curriculum and
instruction that addresses their requirements. This timely,
thoughtful, and comprehensive text directly meets this need. It
delineates a literacy practices and critical engagement curriculum
framework for 6-12 English language arts education that explains
and illustrates how the Standards' highest and best intentions for
student success can be implemented from a critical, culturally
relevant perspective that is firmly grounded in current literacy
learning theory and research. The first 6-12 English language arts
methods text to be aligned with the Standards, this book also
addresses their limitations - formalist assumptions about literacy
learning, limited attention to media/digital literacies, lack of
attention to critical literacies, and questionable assumptions
about linking standards and text complexity to specific grade
levels. Specific examples of teachers using the literacy
practices/critical engagement curriculum framework in their
classrooms shows how these limitations can be surpassed. Features ‚
Ę Moves the CCSS framework into a view that literacy is a
contextualized, social practice ‚ Ę Challenges simplistic models
that homogenize adolescent learners ‚ Ę Adds the important element
of critical literacy to English language arts classrooms ‚ Ę
Provides specific examples of teachers in action implementing these
practices ‚ Ę Interactive Companion Website with student and
instructor resources. The Website is designed to foster
interactivity through participation in an online teaching planning
simulation with a text, video, or case on one side of the screen
and a chat box for instructors and students to share their
reactions and planning ideas. The Companion Website is linked to a
wiki that serves as a repository for links, activities/units, and
further reading.‚ ‚ ‚ ‚
|Country of origin:
• Amanda Haertling Thein
• Allen Webb
||Electronic book text
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