All About Critical Literacy - No. 152Critical literacy isn't about reading critically. It is a process by which students read through and beyond text to analyze, integrate and become transformational. Participants in this e-course will learn the strategies that teach effective questioning as prior knowledge leverages with new information through written and spoken responses to literature. Teachers learn to facilitate critical thinking among their students, beginning with an introduction to the theory behind critical literacy, its authors and the research that drives proven classroom success. Participants will learn new strategies for teaching and facilitating critical literacies through reading, writing, questioning and researching with a new lens. Course objectives:
- Understand and analyze the theory behind critical literacy, and its relevance to student learning.
- Plan with new strategies for teaching and facilitating critical literacy in their classrooms.
- Plan and implement instructional strategies with critical literacy as a background objective.