Linking Community Literacies to Critical Literacies through Community Language and Literacy Mapping
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This paper describes how a group of teachers engaged in Community Language and Literacy mapping to understand the languages and literacies present in their communities and in turn create critical literacies units for diverse elementary students in urban, rural, and suburban schools. The teachers documented community languages and literacies via ethnographic methods. Through the project the teachers broadened their view of what counts as literacy, deepened their understanding of critical literacies, and used community language and literacy practices in their classroom teaching.