Many Texts, Many Voices

Teaching Literacy and Social Justice to Young Learners in the Digital Age

On any given day, a visitor to Mary Shorey's classroom would find elementary students using a variety of learning tools, from books to wikis and blogs, to pose critical questions about the world and take action to make a difference in the lives of others. Whether sponsoring a book drive for victims of Hurricane Katrina, using a multimedia presentation to persuade the principal to adopt their recycling plan, or challenging a senior citizen's eviction, it's all in a day's work for Mary's students.

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On any given day, a visitor to Mary Shorey's classroom would find elementary students using a variety of learning tools, from books to wikis and blogs, to pose critical questions about the world and take action to make a difference in the lives of others. Whether sponsoring a book drive for victims of Hurricane Katrina, using a multimedia presentation to persuade the principal to adopt their recycling plan, or challenging a senior citizen's eviction, it's all in a day's work for Mary's studen...read more

About the Author(s)

Penny Silvers is a professor in teacher education and literacy at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. A former elementary teacher and reading specialist, she has written numerous articles and book chapters about language arts and reading.

Mary Shorey taught first through fourth graders at Pritchett School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, for over twenty-five years. A learner herself, Mary earned National Board Certification and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. Teaching was a lifelong passion, and Mary considered her classroom her "laboratory of opportunity".

Table of Contents

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Contents
Foreword by Linda K. Crafton
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Learning to Live Responsibly in a Critical Community Practice
2. Hurricane Katrina: Adding a Critical Dimension to the Curriculum
3. Go Green! The Language of Multiliteracies
4. Reflective Assessment: The Bald eagle Group
5. Book Clubs and the Biography Project: Differentiation Through Critical Engagements
6. Transformations: Visions for the Future
Appendixes
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 208 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print Bundle
Year: 2012
Item No: 0875Item No: 0965Item No: B875
ISBN: 978-157110-875-3ISBN: 978-157110-965-1ISBN: 978-15711B-875-3

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