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ERIC Number: EJ1028101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Expanding What It Means to Make Evidence-Based Claims: Online Comments and the Boston Marathon Bombings
Chandler-Olcott, Kelly
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n4 p280-288 Dec 2013-Jan 2014
This article argues that exploration of media coverage of a story like the Boston Marathon bombings, including online comments posted by readers, can support youth in reflecting on and thinking critically about a tragedy while offering opportunities for literacy pedagogy consistent with the goals of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy. Instructional recommendations for this exploration are grounded in the author's experience co-teaching ninth graders in an urban high school. The article concludes with discussion of how some CCSS interpretations and implementation strategies may undermine such efforts if literacy educators do not insist upon 21st century framings for their work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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