Critical Thinking in Elementary School English Language Arts

Author: Karen Detlefsen, Terry-Anne Wildman, Eliezer Gottlieb, Geralyn McGinty, Kimberly Gallagher, Kireema Sprowal, Lisa Yau, Melissa Green, Peggy Savage, Stephen Esser, Allauren Forbes

Year: 2019

Seminar: Critical Thinking in Elementary School English Language Arts

Grade Level: 1-4

Keywords: Critical thinking, ELA, elementary, English

School Subject(s): English, Language Arts, Literature, Writing

In this TIP Focused Seminar, fellows will read and discuss philosophy implicit or explicit in the texts of the ReadyGEN Classroom Library texts for grades 3-5. Fellows and the seminar leaders will build a critical thinking and philosophy curriculum together in light of themes that the Fellows emphasize when teaching these texts. Seminar fellows and leaders will then discuss the philosophical readings while collaboratively developing lessons plans that integrate philosophical content and critical thinking skills into the teaching of the ReadyGEN Classroom Library texts. Fellows will have the opportunity to pilot these lessons with their students throughout the duration of the seminar to share experiences with an eye to polishing lessons for future iterations of the class.

Download Unit: CompleteELA3-5CurriculumFINAL.pdf

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