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Education Professional Development

It's Critical!

Classroom strategies for promoting critical and creative comprehension

by (author) David Booth

Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2011
Professional Development
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2008
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Mar 2011
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This practical book shows teachers how to plan literacy events that recognize and interpret the factors that readers and writers bring to the text. It offers successful strategies for becoming caring mentors who support and encourage students as they explore a variety of text forms — from poems to novels, from speeches to blogs, from art to invention.

Based on extensive classroom experience, the book shows you how to engage students in brainstorming, researching, interpreting, problem-solving, discussing, presenting, composing, conducting inquiries, publishing reports, writing poems and scripts, critically examining issues and concerns, and reflecting on their learning. Voices of significant classroom teachers who have worked with students using drama, writing letters, designing websites, conducting interviews, notating music, and so much more, make this a highly readable book.


About the author

David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.


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