Building Critical Thought through Children’s Literature
Featuring Juanita García, Ph.D.
(February 2, 2009) Children’s literature can capture children’s hearts, making their encounters with reading fun and instructive. In addition to building literacy, teachers can use children’s literature to inspire both critical thought and creative thought in their students. Dr. Juanita García, an education associate at IDRA, describes how she uses children’s literature to encourage students to read deeply, analyze, question and make associations with the stories. Juanita is is interviewed by
Bradley Scott, Ph.D. director of the IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity. Send comments to
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