|aTough talk, tough texts :|bteaching English to change the world /|cby Cindy O'Donnell-Allen.
|aPortsmouth, NH :|bHeinemann,|cc2011.
|axx, 176 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aChange a classroom, change the world -- Describing the elephant: conversations that matter and the books that make them possible -- Rehearsals for social change: why teaching tough texts is worth the trouble -- Choosing tough texts for your classroom -- Setting up for civil discourse -- Sustaining civil discourse -- Assessing civil discourse: using 21st-century skills to leave no text left behind -- Advocating for literacy learning, teaching for social change.
|aLanguage arts|xCorrelation with content subjects.
|aEnglish language|xStudy and teaching|xSocial aspects.
內容簡介top Tough Talk, Tough Texts 簡介 Tough Talk, Tough Texts is a catalyst for reminding all of us who work with young people about the danger of throwing away the lifeblood of our students' interior worlds and our own dreams of changing the world for the better.... Tough Talk, Tough Texts insists that we offer students books that are not simply larger, bulkier Hallmark cards but that instead challenge them to consider difficult issues, pushing them to think deeply and grow. -Jimmy Santiago Baca Strategic reading, critical examination, and civil discourse aren't just for college preparedness-they are life skills. In Tough Talk, Tough Texts Cindy O'Donnell-Allen shares small-group instruction whose goal is to give kids the ability not merely to succeed academically, but to change their world. This isn't impractical idealism. Cindy shows step-by-step how to leverage challenging texts on challenging issues to maximize engagement and increase students' agency in reading and in life. Best of all, she shares all the know-how and nitty-gritty you'll need: scaffolds for whole-class and small-group discussions methods for grouping students, setting norms, and using response tools strategies that sustain independent discussions and document them multiple techniques for summative assessment reproducible resources such as handouts, assignment sheets, and scoring guides. Tough Talk, Tough Texts is about helping students grow as readers as they use texts to answer the big questions about themselves, their peers, and their world. "With careful preparation," writes Cindy O'Donnell-Allen, "students can learn to pose and discuss such questions, to listen and respond with empathy, and to implement strategies that will allow them to become more critical and strategic readers, writers, and thinkers."