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ERIC Number: EJ783662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Writing Workshop Meets Critical Media Literacy: Using Magazines and Movies as Mentor Texts
Skinner, Emily
Voices from the Middle, v15 n2 p30-39 Dec 2007
Teachers are coming to understand the value of using a student's interests, habits, and questions as a starting point for instruction. In this article, Skinner introduces "Teenage Addiction," a voluntary seventh-grade after-school writing/popular culture club that helped students view popular culture through a critical lens and then write about it. Her work with "Rachel" gives us a glimpse into this process by showing us how one girl used popular culture mentor texts to deepen her thinking and develop her writing skills. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A