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Skerrett, Allison – English Education, 2013
This article describes an adolescent's development of multiliterate and multilingual writing practices and identities. It further explores how a literacy teacher enacted a writing pedagogy of multiliteracies that assisted the youth in building writing practices and identities. Data include interviews of the young woman and her teacher, classroom…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Multiple Literacies, Adolescents, Self Concept
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Bailey, Nancy M. – English Education, 2009
Framed in theories of new literacies, this article presents the story of Carol, a ninth-grade English teacher, who constructed lessons around semiotic analysis and constructivist learning in multimodal formats as an integral part of her instruction. Her students constructed identities as more competent, literate beings through guided participation…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), English Teachers, English Instruction, Semiotics