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Abstract

In this article, we offer a framework that supports teachers as they create opportunities for students to become critical readers and responders. With the Critical Reader and Responder (or CR2) Framework, teachers can use their understandings of readers, texts, and tasks as entry points for planning critical literacy response activities that meet Common Core State Standards (CCSS). We provide specific examples of how elementary teachers, faced with a myriad of constraints in their instructional planning, can use the framework to meet CCSS and prepare students to be critical readers in and out of the classroom.

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