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Critical Literacy Shelf, Grades 7-9

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library

By Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Sonja Cherry-Paul, Heather Burns

This TCRWP Classroom Library Shelf supports the work of the Critical Literacy Middle School Reading unit and includes books with cultural relevance that are deeply meaningful to the lives they are living right now. This collection will introduce young people to some of the great writers of their generation, the writers who are writing for them, and will create powerful opportunities for teens to share their voices, and find their places, in school and in the world.

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Titles in this collection may include mature subject matter. Substitutions are not available.

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This TCRWP Classroom Library Shelf supports the work of the Critical Literacy Middle School Reading unit and includes books with cultural relevance that are deeply meaningful to the lives they are living right now. This collection will introduce young people to some of the great writers of their generation, the writers who are writing for them, and will create powerful opportunities for teens to share their voices, and find their places, in school and in the world. 

This Shelf includes 39 titles with 4 copies of each title, for a total of 156 books.

About the Critical Literacy Unit
The goal of this unit is to teach contemporary literature in a way that empowers our students as democratic readers and thinkers, and young activists. Across the unit, readers will:

  • Deepen their comprehension, studying summaries and reviews in preparation for reading and developing their own analytical summarizing techniques;
  • Consider transactional reading practices, identifying the ways that readers bring their own identities to a text and the ways that these identities shape their responses;
  • Be innovative in their writing about reading, annotating and taking longer-form notes in reading notebooks to engage more deeply with texts and other readers;
  • Investigate power dynamics, power systems, and sources of power through theoretical lenses;
  • Become literacy activists, learning to speak seriously and passionately about books they choose to read and recommend to book club peers.

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