WOW Stories: Developing Engagements with Global Literature

Volume IV, Issue 8
January, 2014

WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom is a regular on-line publication of WOW containing vignettes written by classroom educators about children’s experiences reading and responding to literature in the classroom setting.

Table of Contents

Introduction
by Kathy Short

Developing Empathy and Perspective through Global Literature and Persona Dolls
by Jennifer Carey

Creating Global Awareness through Collaboration between the Public School and the University
by Garden Hills Global Literacy Community

Legos in the Land of the Morning Calm
by Genny O’Herron

Expanding Our World through Global Inquiries
by Mary Ann Conrad

Considering Identity through the Lenses of Literature and Writing
by Amanda Villagomez

Making Connections Matter
by Lenny Sánchez, Dara Bradley, and Jessi Spinder Menold

Integrating Global Literature into the High School English Curriculum
by Lithia Springs Global Literacy Community

Creating a Window to the World
by Jennifer Crosthwaite and Tiffany Altman

One thought on “WOW Stories: Developing Engagements with Global Literature

  1. The journey with Genny and her students has been one of the most powerful experience I ever had with books about Korea. Childhood connections became a powerful tool for children to wake up their curiosity to Korean culture and kids in Korea. Eventually this whole experience let them to think about critical stance of reading. Even though language was not all in English, childhood connection helped them to jump over the huddle in language barrier yet helped them to study carefully other visual cues like illustrations in the Korean picture books in return. This particular story Genny O’Herron wrote is empowering for me as a member of ACLIP indeed.

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