Using high quality texts to facilitate higher order critical thinking skills l.jpg
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 24

Using High Quality Texts to Facilitate Higher Order/Critical Thinking Skills PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 79 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Using High Quality Texts to Facilitate Higher Order/Critical Thinking Skills . Embedding Social Justice. Karen Murray Dane Prince July 3, 2008. Key Quote.

Download Presentation

Using High Quality Texts to Facilitate Higher Order/Critical Thinking Skills

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Using high quality texts to facilitate higher order critical thinking skills l.jpg

Using High Quality Texts to Facilitate Higher Order/Critical Thinking Skills

Embedding Social Justice

Karen Murray

Dane Prince

July 3, 2008


Key quote l.jpg

Key Quote

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King Jr.


Key quote3 l.jpg

Key Quote

“Literacy holds power for students when it relates to their lives and concerns, when it is authentic, and when it raises issues that matter to them...When students read and respond to text that provokes thinking, they are much more likely to become active, engaged readers...

How we choose text and how kids choose their own makes a difference in their literate lives.”

(Harvey & Goudvis, 2007, p. 61)


Higher order thinking l.jpg

Higher Order Thinking

According to the Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8

Higher Order Thinking is:

“The process of mentally manipulating and transforming information and ideas in order to solve problems, acquire understanding, and discover new meaning. Higher-order thinking skills include: focusing, information gathering, combining facts and ideas, organizing, analysing, synthesizing…”

(p. 155)


Critical literacy l.jpg

Critical Literacy

“Critical literacy views readers as active participants in the reading process and invites them to move beyond passively accepting the text’s message to question, examine, or dispute the power relations that exist between readers and authors. It focuses on issues of power and promotes reflection, transformation, and action (Praxis)” (Friere, 1970).


Critical literacy6 l.jpg

Critical Literacy

Critical literacy is our aim to get students to construct and challenge texts, to see how texts provide selective versions of the world… with an eye towards transforming social, economic and cultural conditions.

Allan Luke


Critical literacy7 l.jpg

Critical Literacy

Teaching from a critical literacy perspective is an essential approach as it allows teachers to undertake instructional practices that permit students to engage in deep and independent thinking while encouraging transformational social action.


Social justice l.jpg

Social Justice

Social Justice is a process that looks at:

  • Equity

  • Equality

  • Fairness

  • Empowerment

  • Injustice

    …with the intent to encourage a form of Social Action


What is a rich high quality text l.jpg

What is a Rich/High Quality Text?

  • Well written text that relates to students’ lives and presents authentic issues that matter to their existence. These texts have multiple layers of meaning and life lessons that facilitate discussion and critical analysis

  • Genres: literary, graphic, informational

  • Contains bigger ideas/concepts/issues (i.e., equity, social justice, environmental)


High quality texts l.jpg

High Quality Texts

  • Literary (Social Class)


High quality texts11 l.jpg

High Quality Texts

  • Literary (Environmental Awareness)


High quality texts12 l.jpg

High Quality Texts

  • Literary (Stereotyping, Friendship, Perseverance)


High quality texts13 l.jpg

High Quality Texts

  • Graphic/Informational (Overcoming Adversity, Race)


High quality texts14 l.jpg

High Quality Texts

  • Informational (Courage, Bravery)


Why should we use high quality texts l.jpg

Why should we use High Quality Texts?

  • Introduces bigger ideas/issues that facilitate critical thinking

  • Allows students to make relevant and meaningful connections that extend their understanding of themselves and their world

  • Encourages Social Action


How do we use high quality texts l.jpg

How do we use High Quality Texts?

  • Determine the “bigger ideas” that are contained within the text

  • As a reference for other curriculum areas (Character Education, Social Studies, Science, History & Geography)

  • To support school-wide initiatives by reinforcing these “bigger ideas” with text


Don t laugh at me by steve seskin book showcase 1 l.jpg

Don’t Laugh at Meby Steve Seskin Book Showcase #1

Area of Focus: Social Responsibility (Bullying)


Riding the tiger by eve bunting book showcase 2 l.jpg

Riding the Tigerby Eve BuntingBook Showcase #2

Area of Focus: Social Responsibility (Bullying)


Activity l.jpg

Activity

  • Using the text provided, determine what big idea(s) or area of focus this text can be used to demonstrate


What are your findings l.jpg

What are your findings?

  • Record ideas from the group


Slide21 l.jpg

Student Evidence from using High Quality Text


Big ideas l.jpg

BIG IDEAS

  • AGENTS OF CHANGE

  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

  • IMMIGRATION


Big ideas23 l.jpg

BIG IDEAS

  • RESISTANCE

  • OPPRESSION

  • SOCIAL ACTION

  • CHARACTER EDUCATION (i.e., perseverance)


Teacher experience neil dundas l.jpg

Teacher Experience- Neil Dundas

Looking at student work through student moderation


  • Login