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ERIC Number: EJ1072931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Disciplinary Literacy in English Language Arts
Smagorinsky, Peter
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v59 n2 p141-146 Sep-Oct 2015
This article explores the complexity of learning the literacy practices and conventions in the discipline of English language arts. Literacies are explored in the areas of writing/composition, reading/literature, and language/grammar, with attention to the situated nature of proper expression and understanding with respect to each. The author illustrates how different communities of practice produce expectations that require an understanding of not only print conventions but also the social practices that they follow from. The author urges teachers to prepare students for literacy development so they engage the world outside the classroom through language and related modes of communication in ways that enable them to understand others and to express their own views with fidelity to their intentions and clarity to their listeners and readers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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