January 26, Feb 9, Feb 22, 7:00-8:15 PM EST
Presented by Lynsey Burkins, Laura Jiménez, Clare Landrigan, Franki Sibberson
How can we center social justice in our literacy instruction in elementary classrooms? Anti-oppression teaching should be an integral part of our literacy instruction and text choice. It is our belief that reading, discussing, and analyzing texts with a critical lens can reframe and rectify the negative ideologies that have been systemically woven into the curriculum. Being part of a literacy community that creates space for all students to question texts, to debate the author’s point of view, and to recognize the voices that are not represented is necessary for students to learn an anti-oppression perspective of history, to recognize the contributions of all peoples, and to challenge patterns that marginalize some voices. Our role as teachers in knowing our own biases, choosing books for our classrooms, listening to our students, and creating lessons is critical to making this work. Join us to hear how we teach students to read with a critical lens alongside the comprehension strategies outlined in the proficient reading research.
10% of the proceeds will go to the Children’s Defense Fund.
None of the proceeds go to the Literacy Consultants’ Coalition
Can’t participate live? A link to the recording of the webinar will be sent the day after each session.