Girls, Social Class, and Literacy: What Teachers Can Do to Make a Difference
"Using stories from her own life as a girl in a working - poor family and illuminating narratives from students living in a high - poverty neighborhood, Stephanie introduces readers to critical literacy and equips them with the tools to begin tearing apart stereotypes and creating new understandings about students, families, ourselves, and one another. This remarkable book...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 25th 2006 by Heinemann Educational Books
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This was a powerful, wonderful book which I would recommend to every teacher. Although the book concerns a group of elementary school level girls, the content is relevant and accessible for teachers at all levels. The book is theoretical, providing some of the most concise and readable discussions of critical theory for teachers that I have seen, but it is also practical, with exercises teachers can do to interrogate their own practice. Although the book focuses on "what teachers can do to make...more
Wow! Stephanie's book inspired me to get students to focus on great conversation. I find it hard at times to get kids to talk about books and write their thinking about books with out study guides or pre-formatted graphic organizers. This book made my year. It changed my teaching this year and helped me lift the level of conversation at our high-school dining room table (fishbowl)! Thank you.
A fabulous book for every teacher no matter what subject or grade. I took a class from Stephanie and she is so awesome. She does a great job of teaching you how to create a community in your classroom. She comes from an poor-working class family herself and is very aware of the silence in classism.