This article explores why we need to be intentional about the literature we explore in our English language arts classrooms. It explores the question of what literature should be considered and strategies for using democratic practices in support of literature circles. It also reinforces the importance of collaborative practitioner research to explore curriculum decisions and classroom practice to ensure we are meeting the needs of the diverse students with whom we work.
Response to Article
Michael D. Boatright and Amelia Allman, Last Year's Choice Is This Year's Voice: Valuing Democratic Practices in the Classroom through Student-Selected Literature
Campbell, K. H.
Supporting Students' Choice and Voice in Discovering Empathy, Imagination, and Why Literature Matters More Than Ever.
Democracy and Education,
(1), Article 5.
Available at: https://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol27/iss1/5