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Thursday, February 6 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Critical Literacy for Young Children

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When we think of critical literacy, we often think of older children, reading and discussing provocative novels. However, research suggests that pre-readers (or struggling readers) have a natural ability to think critically, challenge ideas and pose thoughtful questions. Quality children's picture books, with age appropriate, yet sophisticated text and images, provided the perfect medium for exploring relevant, thought-provoking topics with primary students. This session explores useful book titles, discussion techniques, and questioning skills (for both students and teachers). As Pablo Freire asserts, it is never too early to plant the seeds of inquiry and develop thoughtful, active citizens!

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Lois Maplethorpe

Lois is an instructor in the Early Learning and Child Care program at Red Deer College. She comes from an Elementary Education background, where she taught in a variety of classrooms from PreK-Grade 4. Before her teaching years, she spent 12 years in the Family Literacy field, facilitating... Read More →

Thursday February 6, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Carolyn Korolischuk - Woodland Rivers #40
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English
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