Children's Literature Promotes Understanding
I have had the opportunity to learn about ways to foster a culturally linguistic and responsive classroom from Dr. Sharocky Hollie over the past year. In working with him, he has pointed out these very ideas regarding critical literacy. He offers an abundance of diverse resources for schools, as well as activities to have your learners practice.
Dr. Hollie, along with Christian Long’s view of empathy in the classroom (Wonder by Design, 2013), has helped my instruction further develop toward a culture that nurtures empathy, grit, and diversity. I believe that critical literacy is unmistakably paired with cognitive strategies, as it begs for learners to apply their understandings to the world and their place within it.
Thibault, M. (n.d.). Children's literature promotes understanding. Retrieved March 11, 2017, from http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/635