Category Archives: Classroom Activities focusing on Critical Literacy

A variety of Critical Literacy classroom activities focusing on equity and social justice.

Eight Social Justice Activities for the Elementary Classroom Teacher

Lessons Promoting Kindness and Understanding of Differences for Primary Students Schools should be safe places to learn and grow. Helping students to understand that each person is valuable and deserves to be treated with kindness can help to develop a … Continue reading

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“Honeybees” by Paul Fleischman

Dialogue poems are effective to use where controversy or different opinions might arise.  The following lesson plan is taken from Rethinking Our Classrooms – Teaching for Equity and Justice. 1.  Before class starts, choose two students to prepare a dramatic … Continue reading

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Ode to My Socks / Oda a los calcetines

In this visualization/poetry activity, Linda Christensen speaks to the importance of celebrating the ordinary and common daily events our students take pleasure in.  “I want to find ways to coax joy back into the room, especially when students feel down … Continue reading

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