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ERIC Number: EJ1097063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Precious' Story: Learning to Use Language and Literacy for Her Own Purposes
Jackson, Precious; Brock, Cynthia; Lapp, Diane; Pennington, Julie
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v7 n2 p85-94 2011
In this reflective essay, we explore key life experiences of one African American teacher--(the first author of this paper)--who has taught kindergarten, fifth grade, and is presently a 9th grade English teacher in the high school from which she graduated. We couch the first author's story in the professional literature to analyze and illustrate what happened in her life when her teachers worked effectively with her to help her learn to use language and literacy for her own purposes. The overall story about the first author's memories of her most powerful school experiences serves as a vehicle for sharing ideas that teachers can implement in their own classrooms to foster the language and literacy learning of children.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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