Tag: critical literacy

In this video I explore how close reading in the secondary English classroom might be approached from a critical literacy perspective by engaging with language, literacy, and power.

UKLA believes that being able to read critically and analytically is vital in contemporary society.

Young News Readers: Critical Media Literacy

This Key Stage Two and Three teaching resource is premised on the concept that how we read is as important as what we read. Young people today live in a world where they are bombarded by print and non-print texts, all of which implicitly or explicitly present perspectives on race, gender, class, as well as many social, political and economic issues. This resource draws on Freebody and Luke’s Four Resources Model (1990) to teach children and young people not to uncritically conform in their personal lives, but at a societal level as well. These skills and dispositions are what literacy scholar and educator Allan Luke (2009) refers to as ‘a new basic’ for navigating our text and media-saturated world.

Review of None but our Words: Critical Literacy in Classroom and Community by Chris Searle

UKLA has published several reviews of tried and tested books. These aren’t new publications but books which members recommend as practical and accessible.
These teaching materials will develop the critical reading of magazines in KS2 classrooms (although we feel they would be of interest in KS3 and ITE as well).

The power of a text revisted

Gary Crew’s compelling and complex picturebook The Watertower features in this article which suggest ways of reading picturebooks with older readers.

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