Dr. Melissa Schieble’s Book Receives National Literacy Book Award
Melissa Schieble’s book Classroom Talk for Social Change: Critical Conversations in English Language Arts (Teachers College Press, 2020) co-authored with colleagues Amy Vetter and Kahdeidra Monet Martin is the recipient of The Divergent Book Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies Research. The book encourages teachers to engage students in noticing and discussing harmful discourses about race, gender, and other identities. The authors take readers through a framework that includes knowledge about power, a critical learner stance, critical pedagogies, critical talk moves, and vulnerability. The text features in-depth classroom examples from six secondary English language arts classrooms. Each chapter offers specific ways in which teachers can begin and sustain critical conversations with their students, including the creation of teacher inquiry groups that use transcript analysis as a learning tool.
Melissa Schieble is an Associate Professor of English Education at the Hunter College School of Education