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Teaching Critical Literacy in English Classroom
-Bal Krishna Sharma
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This resource is for teaching critical literacy in English classrooms– an important aspect of localizing English teaching practices. The materials and lessons shared here were designed to fulfill requirements for one of Bal Krishna Sharma’s courses– Localizing TESOL– at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. All these materials and lessons are based on a theme “Issues in Nepalese Society” and they address the teaching items (grammar, vocabulary and other language functions) in the high school Grade 9 English textbook. I have designed these materials approximately for three lessons consisting of 60 minutes each—totaling three hours. I have included the news reports, articles, and pictures and videos that go with the chosen themes. The purpose of these materials is not replace but to supplement the existing textbook materials with the new materials, lessons and activities of my own design. Download and read introduction and background for designing those materials by clicking below. Please also note that I have posted the same materials in my personal blog in order to encourage the flow of readers who might find the resources useful for their purpose.
The materials can be used to teach the following three lessons:
Lesson 1- Domestic Child Labor
Lesson 2-Men and Women in Education
Lesson 3- Marriage and Dowry Practice
I have designed these materials keeping in mind of the background of English teachers and students in Nepal. However, interested teachers can adopt and adapt these materials according to their needs.