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Critical Reading and Literacy

Richards, J. C. (2006). Question, Connect, Transform (QCT): A Strategy to Help Middle School Students Engage Critically with Historical Fiction. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 22(2), 193–198.

When reading historical fiction is it important to read using a critical perspective. In order to encourage students to become critical thinkers, it is important to have them build bridges between the content and their personal lives. This article proposes a question, connect, and transform strategy to use in the classroom for promoting critical literacy.