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Developing Critical Awareness at the Middle Level: Using Texts as Tools for Critique and Pleasure
by Holly Johnson and Lauren Freedman
|Grades||6 – 8|
Young adolescents need and want more than a diet of worksheets and rote skills that asks them to think little and talk less.
This book presents an instructional approach that mixes critique and pleasure, allowing middle-level students to read literature they enjoy while they develop critical awareness and address issues of social justice.
Johnson, H., & Freedman, L. (2005). Developing Critical Awareness at the Middle Level: Using Texts as Tools for Critique and Pleasure. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Deborah Appleman dismantles the traditional divide between secondary teachers of literature and teachers of reading and offers a variety of practical ways to teach reading within the context of literature classrooms.