Critical literacy begins in being able to decode a text and then analyze it for meaning, implicit and explicit themes, and the relationship of a text to a given perspective, author’s purpose, and related text and media.
Critical literacy is about a text and the motives of the people behind the text, and understanding how what we read and consume affect us. It requires us to become critical readers–to think “What am I doing, and what might I do as a result?”
The included cards provide questions that encourage critical reading of non-fiction works, with question list variations offered to emphasize keywords.
-15 Non-Fiction Reading Response Cards
-2 Question List PDFs, one with bold keywords
You can use as:
- writing prompts for reading journals
- have students choose a number for independent reading
- use as discussion prompts, or as exit slips
- create assessments around them