Caring Hearts & Critical Minds

Literature, Inquiry, and Social Responsibility

Imagine if going to school meant more than preparing kids for a test, teaching a canned curriculum, and training students for their future as workers. What if school were also about cultivating students to be caring, community-involved citizens and critical, creative thinkers who love to read?

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Imagine if going to school meant more than preparing kids for a test, teaching a canned curriculum, and training students for their future as workers. What if school were also about cultivating students to be caring, community-involved citizens and critical, creative thinkers who love to read?

In Caring Hearts & Critical Minds, teacher-author Steven Wolk shows teachers how to help students become better readers as well as better people. "I want [my students] to be thinkers...read more

About the Author(s)

As a kid growing up in suburban Chicago, Steven Wolk loved the Cubs and hated to read. When he graduated from high school, he could count all of the novels he had read on one finger. Really, one finger.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Why Read?
Chapter 2: Good Books
Chapter 3: Learning Through Inquiry
Chapter 4: Teaching for Social Responsibility
Chapter 5: Real-World Resources
Chapter 6: Designing an Inquiry Unit
Chapter 7: Does Technology Always Make Life Better?
Chapter 8: Why Should I Care About the Environment?
Chapter 9: What is Empathy?
Chapter 10: Why Should I Care About What Is Happening Around the World?
Chapter 11: Why Care About Poverty?
Chapter 12: Reading for Heart and Mind (in the Age of Testing and Standards)
Chapter 13: Becoming a Teacher of Inquiry
Appendixes
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 5-9
Media: 264 pp/paper
Year: 2012
Item No: WEB-0859
ISBN: 978-157110-859-3

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