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Brown, Clara Lee; Schell, Robin; Ni, Mei – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The authors showcase critical, participatory literacy as a motivator for English learners' literacy development. The urban middle school English learners reported in this narrative metamorphosed from reluctant to empowered writers when they inserted themselves into the local politics of school district zoning. Their investment in the zoning issue…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Critical Literacy, Middle School Students, Urban Schools
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Christensen-Branum, Lezlie; Strong, Ashley; Jones, Cindy D'On – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The ubiquity of written argument in academic contexts has underscored the importance of effective argument evaluation and writing pedagogies. Teachers can improve students' argumentation proficiency by intentionally addressing myside bias, the propensity to support arguments with which one preemptively agrees while selectively ignoring…
Descriptors: Bias, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Staurseth, Hanne Egenaes; Håland, Anne – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Graphical representations are frequently used but normally not explicitly taught in social studies. The authors explore how to utilize the often unused potential of disciplinary graphical representations in student writing by offering insight into a Norwegian ninth-grade classroom where students were scaffolded to use such representations. The…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Visual Aids, Social Studies, Writing Skills
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Behizadeh, Nadia – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The author analyzed an attempt to increase authenticity of writing in a middle school English language arts classroom. Drawing on a grounded theory of authenticity developed based on stated needs of a diverse group of students, the author and classroom teacher designed curriculum that sought to help students choose a valued topic, emphasize…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Middle School Students, English Curriculum, Personal Narratives
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Lupo, Sarah M.; Strong, John Z.; Conradi Smith, Kristin – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Many teachers feel that students should not struggle with text; instead, they should read easier texts in order to learn from them and make adequate growth in reading. In turn, teachers might use easier or leveled texts as a solution or a graphic novel or multimodal version to differentiate text reading and to motivate and engage reluctant…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension, Difficulty Level, Misconceptions
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Flint, Patricia; Dollar, Tamra; Stewart, Mary Amanda – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Adolescents who are newcomers in a country and beginning to acquire English as an additional language are often in secondary classrooms with teachers who do not speak their languages. Due to these communication obstacles, there is a great need for teachers to build relationships with their students while setting optimal conditions for literacy…
Descriptors: Barriers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Linares, Rebecca E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The author explores how one teacher at a newcomer school (a school for recently arrived immigrants) used dialogue journaling and write-alouds as instructional and community-building tools in her work with multilingual ninth-grade students with limited or interrupted formal education in their home countries. The analysis shows how the focal teacher…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Diaries, Teacher Student Relationship, Cultural Differences
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Meixner, Emily; Peel, Anne; Hendrickson, Rachel; Szczeck, Lynn; Bousum, Kelly – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
In this article, the authors, two teacher educators and three high school teachers, examine the impact of a professional development seminar held in spring 2017. In that seminar, participants read and composed brief autobiographical sketches in a variety of media and learned a new lexicon for multimodal close reading, composition, and design.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Autobiographies, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Marciano, Joanne E.; Warren, Chezare A. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The authors examine how youth participants in the Central City Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) project (a pseudonym) enacted literacy practices toward social justice. Specifically, the authors examine how youths rendered writing in the context of the Central City YPAR project to design and enact research about issues of educational…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Wilder, Phillip; Msseemmaa, Daudi – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
In 2008, Moje pondered responsive literacy teaching to what end, before arguing that disciplinary literacy should provide the answer in secondary school classrooms. Since then, research into literacy within school disciplines has foregrounded the reading, writing, and reasoning of experts within disciplines while backgrounding (or ignoring) worthy…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disciplines, Literacy
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Holschuh, Jodi Patrick – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Over a century of research on postsecondary learning has documented that students often struggle with the academic literacy demands of college. Academic literacy tasks are the subset of all academic tasks that involve reading and writing and are rooted within larger cultural practices. These demands are challenging, complex, and varied, so…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Literacy, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Lammers, Jayne C.; Van Alstyne, Judith H. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Research about adolescents sharing creative writing in interest-driven online communities has suggested that teachers can play important roles in helping young writers realize the potential of online spaces. Framed by sociocultural notions of new literacies and a conceptual framework theorizing the rhetorical situation when sharing writing in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creative Writing, Discussion Groups, Teacher Role
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Whitney, Erin Hope – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Much of the special education research on writing has focused on skill acquisition and remediation. However, a significant problem with this approach is that it does not account for the sociocultural nature of writing or the importance of culturally sustaining pedagogies in writing instruction. In this article, the author uses practitioner…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Writing Instruction
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Brewer, Meaghan – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Scholarship in literacy and education has depicted reading as an active, multidimensional, and complex process. However, an often more reductive version of reading, close reading, has been advocated frequently for use in secondary and postsecondary literacy classrooms. The author examines materials created to help teachers implement close reading…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education
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Loh, Chin Ee; Sun, Baoqi – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Does print still matter in this digital age? What is the role of technology in reading? Do adolescents who enjoy reading view the reading of print and digital material differently from those who do not enjoy reading? Drawing on survey data from 6,005 students and focus group data with 96 students across six secondary schools, the authors conducted…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing, Adolescents
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