From the Editor [FREE ACCESS]
Carol Gilles introduces the last issue of her editorship, themed Talking, Learning, and Critiquing.
Talking, Learning, and Critiquing: Where Are We Headed?
Curt Dudley-Marling, Courtney B. Cazden, Mariana Souto-Manning, Pamela C. Jewett, Louise B. Jennings, Tasha Tropp Laman, and Jennifer L. Wilson
This article includes three short essays written by experts in the field of talk and discourse who discuss where the field is going and remind us of issues of power and critical literacy that are inherent in the discourse.
Examining a Child’s Perception of Mommyhood through Critical Book Conversations [FREE ACCESS]
Shonna Crawford uses picture books to interrogate her four-year-old daughter’s views about the kinds of careers that mommies can have, demonstrating that even very young children can be critical with literature.
Reading and Critiquing: An Analysis of Talk about Strong Books for Girls [FREE ACCESS]
Renita Schmidt, Amanda Thein, and Kathryn F. Whitmore
In exploring what makes strong books for girls, these authors begin by looking at their critical conversations with each other.
“Remember Most That I Wrote for Democracy”: Louise Rosenblatt, in Her Own Words
The author recounts an interview she did years earlier with Louise Rosenblatt.
Professional Book Talks: “Learning Floats on a Sea of Talk”
The book group reviews some excellent resources on the topic of talking and learning.
WLU on the Move!
Includes WLU news and a brief essay from Rick Meyer, WLU’s president.
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