Teaching Critical Literacy and Language Awareness

Authored by: Catherine Wallace

The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138937048
eBook ISBN: 9781315676494
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This chapter is in three parts. First, I set out some definitions of literacy and critical literacy in the wider context of critical pedagogy. I then turn to how language awareness supports critical literacy: more particularly what kinds of linguistic tools enhance the teaching of critical literacy in a range of contexts. Finally, I give some examples of ways teachers might draw on different approaches to language awareness in classroom-based critical literacy pedagogy.

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