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Thursday, February 8 • 13:15 - 14:15
Critical Literacy, Grades 4-8

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As teachers, we can nurture engagement by encouraging students to read for authentic purposes, to make personal connections, to focus on comprehension, and to respond in meaningful ways. But how can we get them thinking critically about what they read? This session will show participants ways to help students think about texts from a critical perspective. The strategies, which are dynamic and adapt to the contexts in which they are used, promote critical discussions based on reflection and resulting action. The purpose of the strategies is to provide direction for students as they engage in critical analysis. Their role in critical literacy is similar to that of reading comprehension strategies that support students’ understanding of text(s).

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Scholastic Education

KZandboer@scholastic.ca, Kim Zandboer


Thursday February 8, 2018 13:15 - 14:15 MST
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Chairperson Wallace Porter - Wetaskiwin #18
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 120
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English