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Toliver, S. R. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
The genre of science fiction has often been hostile to readers who are not white, middle class, heterosexual men. Though the genre has historically ignored Dark Others; however, they are never completely omitted from the story, as they are often characterized as the creature, the alien, or the monster. In this way, the futuristic windows and…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, African Americans, Females, Diversity
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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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Lupo, Sarah M.; Strong, John Z.; Lewis, William; Walpole, Sharon; McKenna, Michael C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2018
To increase reading volume and help students access challenging texts, the authors propose a four-dimensional framework for text sets. The quad text set framework is designed around a target text: a challenging content area text, such as a canonical literary work, research article, or historical primary source document. The three remaining…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Content Area Reading, Visual Stimuli
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Newhouse, Erica H. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2017
This article illustrates the process and obstacles encountered when applying the Common Core's three-part model of determining text complexity to an urban literature text. This analysis revealed how the model privileges language and literacy practices that limit the range of texts used in classrooms through a process of naturalization and by…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Literature, Difficulty Level, Multicultural Textbooks
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Becnel, Kim; Moeller, Robin A. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
The purpose of this study is to better understand the reading patterns and preferences of rural teen readers and the cultures of reading that do or do not exist in the rural communities in which the teens reside. In addition, the researchers sought to discover, by conducting a series of focus groups, whether rural teen readers felt connected to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Literature, Rural Areas, Reading Habits
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Cho, Byeong-Young; Afflerbach, Peter – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
Successful Internet reading requires making strategic decisions about what texts to read and a sequence for reading them, all in accordance with readers' goals. In this paper, we describe the process of realizing and constructing potential texts as an important and critical part of successful Internet reading and use verbal report data to…
Descriptors: Internet, Adolescents, Reading Strategies, Cognitive Processes
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Sciurba, Katie – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
Discussions of culturally relevant and "boy" literature stress the importance of offering readers occasions to see themselves in texts. However, young men of color have had few opportunities within this discourse to reveal their own experiences with literature. Rather than make presumptions about how texts serve as mirrors to them, as…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Males, African American Students
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Elish-Piper, Laurie; Wold, Linda S.; Schwingendorf, Kathy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
Linked text sets (LTS) offer a promising approach to bring together adolescent students and complex texts, such as those required by the Common Core State Standards, using strategic scaffolding. LTS include a variety of print and media texts that address a guiding question that is meaningful to students such as, "Why is growing up so…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), High School Students, Learner Engagement, Reading Strategies
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Kim, Eunhyun – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
How might Korean/Korean American youth cope with everyday life as a minority or a model minority if they had early and consistent exposure to literature depicting the mirrored experiences of Korean/Korean Americans? This study employed qualitative methods and an interpretive approach which enhance understanding of the life experiences, literary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Korean Americans, Coping, Minority Groups
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Francois, Chantal – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
This study is framed by sociocultural perspectives and presents findings from focus groups conducted with students from an urban middle and high school that has documented success in reading achievement. Students illuminated the kinds of literacy events that the school valued, the texts that enabled them to negotiate their own identities and the…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Urban Schools, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Morgan, Denise N.; Wagner, Christopher W. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
The idea of offering students choice in their reading materials is not new yet this is not occurring in many high school classrooms. Researchers have identified many academic and personal benefits when students are allowed to choose their own reading materials, including more engagement with reading. This article describes one high school…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, High School Students, Reading Materials, Language Arts
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Hall, Leigh A. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
In this article, I examine how 6th-grade students used pop culture texts to inform their understandings about social studies texts and shape their discussions of it. Discussions showed that students used pop culture texts in three ways when talking about social studies texts. First, students applied comprehension strategies to pop culture texts to…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Inferences, Social Studies, Textbooks
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Lenski, Susan – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
Response to Intervention (RTI) has the potential to have a positive impact on adolescent literacy by requiring content-area teachers to provide Tier 1 literacy instruction. This commentary suggests that content-area teachers can help their students improve their content knowledge and literacy skills by providing discipline-specific strategy…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Content Area Reading, Literacy, Response to Intervention
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O'Brien, David; Voss, Scott – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
Technological changes and the proliferation of digital devices have created new reading experiences for students. The rapid transition from print to digital texts is evident in the movement toward the adoption of an e-book standard, increasing sales of e-book readers and tablet devices, and projections that universities and public schools may use…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Books
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Lee, Valarie – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
Today's adolescents must meet increasing demands for high levels of literacy. However, low self-efficacy and motivation for reading often prohibit adolescents from developing and sustaining positive reading habits. Consequently, educators must provide opportunities for students to experience reading as a rewarding and useful endeavor. Research…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Habits, Mentors, Sustained Silent Reading
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