Critical literacy is a strategy used to help young people think deeply about how a text is constructed. It asks the for the reader to examine language and the power of the text through purposeful questions, discussion, and writing.
It also can help students learning the counter-narrative, and to compare and contrast, especially with informational texts.
Diverse cultural knowledge should also be shared to provide context and for young people to learn about additional viewpoints.
Cultural artifact, multimedia, and multimodal resources can be used to provide contextual information.
An example of a counter-narrative or diverse cultural knowledge is the book example in today's post.
Green, Amanda Jackson. Hidden Black History : from Juneteenth to Redlining. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2021.
This book discusses Black history that is often not discussed in classrooms and the 'two histories' concept.
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