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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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Tracy, Kelly N.; Menickelli, Kristin; Scales, Roya Q. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2017
This article describes how one teacher immersed her sixth graders in an intensive three-week thematic text set unit centered on courage. Her aim was to help students discover and take action on issues that mattered to them as they learned important literacy skills and strategies. Students engaged in significant reading, writing, and discussion as…
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Change, Moral Values, Literacy Education
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Adams, Caswell – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2016
When eighth-grade students tire of writing, their history teacher must get creative to keep their attention for the next project. By applying a multimodal design to an old project, the teacher creates a new one that appeals to various learners and creative minds. The result is not only historical learning but also an opportunity to see how…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 8, History Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Lafferty, Karen Elizabeth; Summers, Amy; Tanaka, Stephanie; Cavanagh, Jeanne – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2016
Introduction of the Common Core State Standards and assessments like the synthesis performance task pose new challenges for secondary English teachers. As students of all ability levels engage with complex text and in tasks that target higher level cognitive skills, teachers need strategies to support their understanding. This article describes…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Summative Evaluation, Credibility
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Belle, Crystal – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2016
Current scholarship suggests that many youths identify with hip-hop, especially youths of color. Study of this artistic form has been suggested as a means of helping youths acquire and become fluent in literacy practices. This article explores how the use of a hip-hop literacies curriculum addressed the literacy skills of urban ninth-grade English…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Groups
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Ranker, Jason – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
In this article, the author presents examples of two ninth-grade students' literacy processes as they used blogs and digital video (amongst other media) to inquire into the subject matter of fast food. The author discusses the students' uses of these focal media through the concept of affordances, a concept that refers to the distinct…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries
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Martin, Nicole M.; Lambert, Claire – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
U.S. adolescents' prior technology experiences and exposure to digital genres vary, but they will often write digital texts as they enter college and adulthood. We explored middle school students' digital writing instructional experience in the context of a university-based summer digital writing camp. The sixth- through eighth-grade adolescents…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Technology Uses in Education, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Shanahan, Cynthia; Shanahan, Timothy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
During the past several years, middle schools and high schools have been shifting their attention to disciplinary literacy. The Common Core State Standards are explicit in requiring teachers to teach the literacy of science, literature, and history, and even states that are not part of Common Core (such as Texas) are making this shift as well.…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, High Schools, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Hill, Archie E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
Tour Across America is an interdisciplinary, project-based, multimodal (IPM) activity where students get the opportunity to apply what they learn to a real-life situation while illustrating the interdisciplinary nature of literacy. It provides students with a high-interest, creative platform to review, reinforce, and integrate learned literacy…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Active Learning, Student Projects, Literacy
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Castek, Jill; Beach, Richard – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
Apps, specialized programs used on mobile computers, can be used in innovative ways to enhance science and literacy learning. With the skilled guidance of their teachers, students can exploit app affordances for learning and acquire disciplinary literacies unique to science. This article showcases apps that help students to access information,…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Literacy, Science Instruction
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Conradi, Kristin; Jang, Bong Gee; Bryant, Camille; Craft, Aggie; McKenna, Michael C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
Technology has become a catalyst influencing not only the medium, but also the variety of texts that adolescents encounter. It blurs the standard distinction between in-school and out-of-school literacies and fosters an interplay of reading for recreational and academic purposes. How students feel about reading remains an important question, to be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Multiple Literacies, Reading
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Spires, Hiller A.; Hervey, Lisa G.; Morris, Gwynn; Stelpflug, Catherine – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
In light of emerging technologies prompting new avenues for teaching and learning, students are positioned to "create" to learn, with video production being an important process for literacy development. There is a growing need for innovative instructional practices in reading and writing that are aligned with student interests and the activities…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Student Interests
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Barry, Arlene Lundmark – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
This manuscript describes 51 preservice teachers' reactions to their engagement with works of art in a community art museum. Participants were individuals in an adolescent literacy course who were future teachers of middle and secondary content subjects. They were initially skeptical about using artwork to support their content and serve as a…
Descriptors: Art, Museums, Feedback (Response), Multiple Intelligences
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Dutro, Susana; Levy, Ellen; Moore, David W. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
Susana Dutro and Ellen Levy are leaders of E.L. Achieve, an organization dedicated to assisting educators in equipping English learners for academic achievement. They see adolescent English learners regularly confronting the challenge of developing the language needed to fully participate in middle and high school classrooms. Their approach to…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Franks, Libby – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
This column features essays written by current middle school and high school teachers, media specialists, librarians, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, administrators, preservice teachers, teacher educators, and adolescent and adult learners. They highlight diverse perspectives on teaching and/or learning with literacies to inspire reader…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Media Specialists, Teacher Educators
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