Educating for Critical Democratic Literacy

Educating for Critical Democratic Literacy

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Educating for Critical Democratic Literacy educates pre and in-service elementary school teachers in teaching four key civics concepts through social studies and literacy integration. Written together by both literacy and social studies experts, it is based on a conceptual revision of the notions of civic education and critical literacy called qCritical Democratic Literacyq (CDL). The authorsa€™ dual expertise allows them to effectively detail the applications of their knowledge for teachers, from lesson conception to implementation to assessment. Part I explains the theory and basic principles of CDL and provides background information on the role of democracy in education. Part II consists of four sample lessons designed using the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) C3 Framework and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts (CSS ELA) standards. Part III includes a primer explaining the four civic concepts that frame the book. Fully aligned to both the CCSS ELA and NCSS C3 Framework, this timely resource provides future and current teachers with specific lessons and tools, as well as the skills to develop their own rigorous, integrated units of study.Integrating Social Studies and Literacy in the Elementary Classroom Kathryn M. Obenchain, Julie L. Pennington. The CCSS for English/Language Arts (CCSS ELA) emphasize the reading of informational text in the content areas such as Literacy in History/Social ... As you spend time with the detailed lessons in Chapters 3Ay6, you will note that they are aligned with these two standards documents.

Title:Educating for Critical Democratic Literacy
Author:Kathryn M. Obenchain, Julie L. Pennington
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-03-27


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