Jana Lo Bello Miller
Due to technology and social media, students now have access to an overwhelming amount of information at the tip of their fingers. It can be difficult for both children and adults to filter through this information and decipher facts from opinions. Elementary teachers should be working to teach their students how to view all media — books, articles, videos, photos, podcasts etc. — through a critical lens. This capstone delves into the research question: How can critical literacy strategies be implemented in an upper elementary classroom to create a generation of more informed citizens? The final website helps to define critical literacy as well as supplies upper elementary teachers with strategies for integrating critical literacy into their classroom instruction using a collection of diverse texts. It also includes frameworks that teachers can use to explicitly teach the critical literacy strategies to their elementary students.
Cameron, Maiah, "Creating a Generation of Critical Information Consumers: Critical Literacy Strategies in an Upper Elementary Classroom" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 953.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects