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Literacy Practices That Adolescents Deserve

Using Critical Literacy to Promote Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Judith Dunkerly-Bean & Thomas W. Bean

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Using Critical Literacy to Promote Human Rights and Civic Engagement

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Through multimodal resources, adolescents engage not only with texts but also with the world around them. This article highlights the role of global civic engagement and human rights education as an opportunity to engage even struggling learners in critical literacy. The authors employ multimodal critical literacy activities, such as reading articles and young adult novels, storyboarding, and scriptwriting, to engage students in creating a short film about the treatment of immigrants and refugees both locally and globally while still meeting CCSS requirements.

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