In the article "Democracy's young heroes: An instructional model of critical literacy practices" by A. Vincent Ciardiello, Ciardiello talks about the importance of students learning about different situations from multiple points of view. The author gives five literacy practices that he suggests all readers need to use when they are reading. These five practices are: examining multiple perspectives, finding one's authentic voice, recognizing social barriers and crossing borders of separation, regaining one's identity, and listening and responding to "the call of service". Through these five perspectives, a reader comes to understand the text they are reading in more effective ways. They understand that the text needs to be comprehended in multiple ways to get the full meaning from it.
An example from the article, is a classroom talking about desegregation of schools in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1960. The main person being taught about is Ruby Bridges. By implementing the five practices of literacy the author describes, the students are able to comprehend what others in that time would have thought about desegregation. The students are able to think about how they would have felt at the time and what they would have done in this situation.I personally think that having students learn to understand text in multiple ways helps increase their understanding of the text later on. They are able then to remember the information from that text more fluently and comprehensively. It also provides them with background knowledge for later text of the same concept.