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Traditional Literacy and Critical Thinking
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Knowledge Quest Volume 44, Number 5, ISSN 1094-9046

Abstract

How school librarians focus on activating critical thinking through traditional literacy development can proactively set the stage for the deep thinking that occurs in all literacy development. The critical-thinking skills students build while becoming accomplished readers and writers provide the foundation for learning in a variety of environments. This "Knowledge Quest" issue explores student engagement in understanding and using data and graphics, cultivating global and visual literacies, and applying inquiry processes--all of which require skills in observation, questioning, and making connections--skills that evolve through traditional literacy development. The school librarian's role in ensuring students master skills essential for success in their future academic and real-life experiences begins with supporting their development of critical thinking as learners work toward proficiency in traditional literacy tasks.

Citation

Dando, P. (2016). Traditional Literacy and Critical Thinking. Knowledge Quest, 44(5), 9-12. Retrieved December 6, 2019 from .

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