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ERIC Number: ED441224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 203
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87207-264-9
"All the Stories That We Have": Adolescents' Insights about Literacy and Learning in Secondary Schools. Kids InSight, K-12.
Moje, Elizabeth Birr
Based on the premise that young people have important stories to tell, this book presents adolescents' lives and experiences to show the importance of understanding their literacy practices, to generate ideas for relating those practices to teaching and curriculum development, and to advance the idea that all children need strong, abiding relationships with adults, including teachers. Chapters are: (1) "Learning from Kids"; (2) "Adolescent Literacies in the Secondary School: Beliefs and Practices"; (3) "'All the Stories That We Have': Kids' Insights about Literacy"; (4) "Bringing Kids' Stories into Sight: Ideas for Getting and Keeping Students in Our Sights"; (5) "'So Like It Really Mattered Anyway': Kids' Insights about Teaching and Teachers"; (6) "Making It Matter: On Respect, Manner, and Texts in Content Literacy Teaching"; (7) "Toward a Secondary Literacy Pedagogy"; and (8) Easy To Talk About, Harder To Do: Exploring Projects in Practice." (Contains approximately 140 references. Appendixes contain writers' workshop assessment criteria, project components, project rationale, and an essay by Elizabeth Moje on deconstructing the beauty myth.) (EF)
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($19.95). Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.