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ERIC Number: EJ940672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Borderzones in Adolescents' Literacy Practices: Connecting Out-of-School Literacies to the Reading Curriculum
Skerrett, Allison; Bomer, Randy
Urban Education, v46 n6 p1256-1279 Nov 2011
This article examines how a teacher drew on her urban students' outside-school literacies to inform teaching and learning in a reading/language arts classroom. The following findings are discussed: curricular invitations the teacher offered to students; the teacher's curriculum development process; the relationships between the genres of students' outside-school literacies and those of the school; and the subject positionings taken up by the students and the teacher in the classroom. The article demonstrates how teachers may affirm the out-of-school literacies of urban students and connect these literacies to the formal curriculum, thereby enhancing students' in-school literacy engagement and success. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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