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Extending guided reading with critical literacy

Susan Sandretto and the Critical Literacy Research Team

Critical literacy is a critical thinking tool that encourages readers to question the construction and production of texts. This article discusses the findings from a collaborative research project that examined the use of critical literacy strategies in guided reading. Specifically, the authors discuss the strategies of: direct teaching of metalanguage; questioning; text selection; and (re)structuring of guided-reading lessons.

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