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ERIC Number: EJ835919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Multiple Literacies in the Content Classroom: High School Students' Connections to U.S. History
Hansen, Jane
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v52 n7 p597-606 April 2009
U.S. history came alive when urban, high school students, in a general track, found emotional and personal connections to it. These connections were fostered by the multiple literacies in which they engaged during their class sessions. In addition to their emotional and personal connections, these students connected to their state test; they reviewed daily and all but 1 of the 28 students passed. This pass rate exceeded that of students across all history sections in their school. Based on field notes gathered twice a week for one year, the author bases this report on her study of a section of students whose teacher did not lecture. Instead, she engaged the students in multi-texts and experiences, always guided by her belief that "The most important thing is to connect to the kids." (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A