Using Text Sets to Incorporate Social Justice and Globalization in the Literacy Classroom

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With Common Core State Curriculum, surface level comprehension of a text will no longer suffice. Attendees of this session will acquire information about how to use text sets and children's literature to expose students to social justice and globalization and encourage critical thinking about the issues in a text. Several practical strategies will be provided which support social justice education as well as digging deeply into a text and citing evidence. These strategies include: implementing a book pass for multiple exposure to text, taking on multiple perspectives when reading a text, book clubs focused on critical thinking, and moving from a localized to a global perspective.


St. Louis, MO

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