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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

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Developing Critical Awareness at the Middle Level: Using Texts as Tools for Critique and Pleasure

Grades 6 – 8
Type Book
Pages 240
Published May 2005
Publisher International Reading Association

 

Description  

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.

 

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