Title

Teaching Multiple Literacies and Critical Literacy to Pre-service Teachers Through Children’s-Literature-Based Engagements

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2016

Publication Source

Journal of Language and Literacy Education

Volume

12

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

39-52

ISBN/ISSN

1559-9035

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

This paper presents a pragmatic way of introducing pre-service teachers to multiple literacies and critical literacy through children's-literature-based engagements. The concepts of multiple literacies and critical literacy are reviewed, and their interrelationship is explained. Two instructional engagements, which connect theory to practice through children's books, are then discussed in detail. This paper argues that the instruction of multiple literacies and critical literacy is aligned with the definition of literacy as multiple social practices, which should be examined critically. In addition, the utilization of children's books provides a feasible way to help such instruction take root in the classroom.

Disciplines

Education

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