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2019 May Talking Points, 30.2

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Level(s): Elementary

ISBN/ISSN: 1522-6115


From the Editors
Sally Brown and Deborah MacPhee

Not from Around These Parts: Using Young Adult Literature to Promote Empathy for the Immigrant Experience
Katrina Weber and Christa Preston Agiro
In this timely article, the authors advocate using young adult literature to create empathy for new immigrants, emphasizing the importance of choosing authentic works in which immigrants tell their own stories.

Educating Early Childhood Preservice Teachers about Dual Language Theory and Practices
Ana Solano-Campos, Maria Acevedo, and Patricia Paugh
The authors share their experience developing, implementing, and reflecting on a workshop they designed to engage preservice teachers in exploring theories, practices, and opportunities for dual language education (DLE).

Are We Really Teaching for Social Justice and Equity? A Poem for Five Voices
Kathryn F. Whitmore, James S. Chisholm, Tasha Tropp Laman, and Tammi R. Davis
In a poem for five voices, the authors discuss what they learned from a study of their education students’ understandings about social justice and equity.

Yes, We Learn to Read through Reading!
Debra Goodman
Debra Goodman pushes back against a New York Times opinion piece about the “correct” way to teach reading by clarifying the principles of whole language and addressing some widely circulated misinformation.

Classroom Voices
This issue’s Classroom Voices section takes a look at Visual Learning Analysis in one preschool classroom.

WLU on the Move!: President’s Message and Board News
WLU President Roxanne Henkin previews this summer’s Literacies for All Summer Institute.

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