Talking Points provides a forum for parents, classroom teachers, and researchers to reflect about literacy and learning.
Vol. 30, No. 1, October 2018
Gloria Boutte and Meir Muller
Gloria Boutte and Meir Muller share ways that classroom teachers can use texts to deepen young children’s understandings about discrimination and oppression. They provide a framework to guide class discussions and an explicit example of engaging young learners in deconstructing oppression.
Christie Martin, Brian Kissel, and Drew Polly
Christie Martin, Brian Kissel, and Drew Polly describe how a workshop model can be used to support learners in constructing mathematical knowledge and how writing can play an important part in developing math concepts, skills, and procedures.
Tasha Tropp Laman and Janelle W. Henderson
Tasha Tropp Laman and Janelle Henderson take us into a second-grade classroom where they showcase the application of culturally sustaining pedagogies as students engage with critical imagination and focus on social justice.
The Classroom Voices section in this issue provides several vignettes exemplifying the use of technology in transforming literacies. We are introduced to multiple classrooms where technology tools are used to transform authentic learning experiences and interactions in the twenty-first century.