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Hubbard, Scott – English Journal, 2013
For students who sense no fluidity between their academic context and their personal contexts, what's at stake is more than just their scholastic achievement--rather, their development as individual agents who exist in larger social and historical contexts is jeopardized. When teachers and schools neglect to recognize the legitimacy of…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Social Environment, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Williamson, Peter; Mercurio, Megan; Walker, Constance – English Journal, 2013
This article reports on the challenges teachers face when working with juveniles who are incarcerated. For example, they must devise an English curriculum that can help students develop reading and writing skills while also becoming literate about the prison industrial complex and the ways that it governs their lives. Teachers struggle to find…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Juvenile Justice, Delinquency
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Gilbert, Chris – English Journal, 2013
The author critiques covers of "Ebony" and "GQ" magazines in order to expose race and class narratives, and he encourages teachers to help students to become more aware of the ways in which other images "connote cultural information." Because of the prevalence of images in contemporary society, it is imperative that…
Descriptors: Criticism, Periodicals, Visual Literacy, Race
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Hill, Marc Lamont – English Journal, 2013
In this article, the author shows how "confinement literature" serves as a site of possibility for reimagining the role, purpose, and function of prisons in society. Confinement literature refers to any work of fiction or nonfiction that deals with the fundamental issue of human captivity. This article, like all of the authors'…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Literature, Beliefs, Fiction
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Maher, Steffany Comfort – English Journal, 2013
The author primarily teaches traditional high school English texts in a largely white, middle-class school, but the method she uses allows her to address important issues relevant to students. One unit she teaches is an investigation of the criminal justice system and a variety of issues related to the school-to-prison pipeline. A crucial text…
Descriptors: Novels, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, At Risk Students
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Lloyd, Rachel Malchow – English Journal, 2013
Rachel Malchow Lloyd describes the wonderful and quite natural potential for a team of teachers, through their professional conversations and routine planning, to model for less experienced teachers how to prepare for instruction, how to assess its effect, and how to assume a professional stance consistently in the daily execution of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Appleman, Deborah – English Journal, 2013
Deborah Appleman's recent research has focused on teaching college-level language and literature courses for incarcerated men. In this article, she discusses using creative writing as a way to unlock creative potential, to foster students' love of language, and to offer a powerful outlet for self-expression in a class she teaches with…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Creative Writing
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Engles, Tim; Kory, Fern – English Journal, 2013
English teachers can heighten awareness of the factors that influence racial disparities in arrest and incarceration rates by working with literature that dramatizes the differences between white and nonwhite experiences within the US criminal justice system. Tim Engles and Fern Kory demonstrate some methods for doing so by juxtaposing two…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Classification
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Narter, David – English Journal, 2013
David Narter has taught English and AP Language and Composition at Leyden High School for 19 years. As a high school English teacher, it breaks his heart to see a gradual shedding of pleasure reading and its academic benefits. Yet, it is a trend he says he has grown familiar with among his best students, who, as they grow older, are taught that…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Recreational Reading, Metacognition, Reading Instruction
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DelliCarpini, Margo; Alonso, Orlando – English Journal, 2013
In the years since 2008, when the "Success with ELLs" column started, these authors have seen many changes to the educational landscape, not dealing specifically with ELLs, but having implications for their education. Probably, the most significant change has been the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which have no…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Standards, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Kelly, Lauren Leigh – English Journal, 2013
There is an educational disconnect between students' individual backgrounds and the instruction that they traditionally receive in school (Darling-Hammond 3). This division is even more severe for black, Latino/Latina, and economically underprivileged students, who often lack the support, experience, or resources to fully engage in…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music Activities, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Gorlewski, Julie – English Journal, 2013
In this era of hyper-accountability, teachers are under ever-increasing pressure to demonstrate their worth--often using evidence that is far removed from what seems to be in the best interests of the students. Terms such as "value-added," "evidence-based," and "data-driven" dominate discussions about teaching…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Accountability, State Standards, Academic Standards
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Southworth, Amy Jo – English Journal, 2013
In schools where student learning is a top priority, librarians' roles include teacher, instructional partner, reading motivator, staff developer, information specialist, curator, and program administrator. They are steered by national standards akin to those guiding core subjects, and it is the librarians' job to embed these standards…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Media Specialists, Library Role, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Berger, Lisa – English Journal, 2013
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) urge English language arts teachers to assume responsibility for teaching technical reading, along with literature, poetry, and composition. Ideally, each teacher assumes a share in developing reading proficiency within his or her content area, but state assessments may implicitly compel school districts to…
Descriptors: State Standards, Teacher Collaboration, English for Special Purposes, Mathematics Education
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Lucas, Amy Magnafichi – English Journal, 2013
Amy Magnafichi Lucas is a graduate teaching assistant in the English Studies program at Illinois State university. Prior to her graduate work, she spent ten years in the secondary English classroom. In this article, she points out that most teachers are their own worst enemies. Most of the time this occurs during times of educational change…
Descriptors: Educational Change, State Standards, Academic Standards, English (Second Language)
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