September 24, 2012
o "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?"
o "Little Cloud"
o "Edward the Emu"
Why discuss diverse families?
o Children are validated when books about themselves are used
o Provides an opening to discuss related issues
o Helps children redefine "normal" as a range
o Encourages children to value a variety of families
Book review activity
o Discuss how a book can be used in the classroom
"Mama Loves Me From Away"
"33 Uses For a Dad"
Reflection - What does Critical Literacy mean to you?
BS-ing meaning off of a book, finding symbols
o Capacity for a particular type of critical thinking that involves looking beyond the literal
meaning of texts to observe what is present and what is missing, in order to analyze and
evaluate the text's complete meaning and the author's intent…
o Why teach critical literacy?
To empower teachers and students