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Esmeralda Cartagena Collazo; Aimee Hendrix-Soto – English in Texas, 2023
Our Texas schools are becoming more diverse in terms of language, race, and culture, but our curriculum often does not reflect this same diversity. Despite the availability of texts featuring Latinx youth identities, English curriculum still centers on canonical texts that often bolster the privilege of dominant groups over the marginalization of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Hispanic American Students, Student Diversity, Reading Lists
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Lupe Mendez – English in Texas, 2023
This issue's Featured Article is bold! Readers are challenged to be advocates with loud voices, ready to push back on current legislation intended to silence voices in our classrooms and on our bookshelves. The author provides readers with an overview of laws and legislation currently impacting teachers and provides ideas for what you, as an…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Censorship, Advocacy, Resistance (Psychology)
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Amy Cummins; April Martinez – English in Texas, 2023
The graphic novel "Invisible" (2022) by Christina Diaz Gonzalez and Gabriela Epstein demonstrates that adolescents can create a positive difference in the world and build friendships with people different from themselves. The novel's themes, nonlinear chronology, and innovative bilingual format make "Invisible" significant and…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Bilingualism, Teaching Methods
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Cailyn N. Dougherty; Michelle Parker – English in Texas, 2023
Video games' popularity has continued to increase from their origins within a niche community to something engaged in by the general public. This field of literacy-making has a plethora of benefits to bridging skills both within and outside of the ELAR classroom for students of various backgrounds and skill sets, including language learners and…
Descriptors: Video Games, Literacy, Language Arts, Game Based Learning
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Matt Albert – English in Texas, 2023
The critical pedagogy and discourse analysis lenses contain overlap in that both lenses can be applied in examining the issue of classroom power structures. With regard to teacher-student dynamics, the lenses can be combined to examine the implications of how students deliver feedback to beginning teachers on instructional practices. This paper…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Teacher Student Relationship, Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Whitaker, Adam – English in Texas, 2023
Schools are becoming increasingly diverse, and teachers must recognize the social, cultural, and personal experiences that students bring to the classroom and must leverage this knowledge to develop curriculum and instructional strategies to meet the needs of a growing, diverse student population. The author uses Winn and Johnson's (2011)…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Writing Instruction, Poetry, Writing (Composition)
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Laura Slay; Melanie Loewenstein; Tami Morton – English in Texas, 2023
As schools reopened in the fall of 2021, educators faced pressure to fill in learning gaps created by unfinished learning. Findings from a qualitative case study of elementary school teachers show that at times teachers felt constrained by the limitations of teaching writing in an online environment; therefore, they were excited about returning to…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Personality Traits, Writing (Composition), COVID-19
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Jennifer Collar – English in Texas, 2023
Composition instructors must contend with and rise above the challenges that now exist in the post-pandemic college composition classroom. Students today are not the same types of students who filled classrooms prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article discusses post-pandemic challenges in college composition classrooms and aims to equip…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Writing (Composition), COVID-19, Pandemics
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Rebekah O'Dell – English in Texas, 2023
Our classrooms have not been the same since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools and forced us to rethink everything we know about teaching. While much of the public conversation has centered on "learning loss," the author instead found that personal loss and collective trauma have had the strongest impact on defining the differences…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Travis Leech; Tony Perez – English in Texas, 2023
The purpose of this article is to explain how the authors' district implemented micro-writing in curriculum and instruction. The foundation of micro-writing comes from research and publications by Rief, specifically the "QuickWrite Handbook," and Gallagher and Kittle's "180 Days." The article begins by defining and describing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics, Teaching Methods
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Sarah Albrecht; Colleen Hill; Kelly Jay Smith – English in Texas, 2023
Continually shifting language policies have made it difficult to implement literacy practices that benefit multilingual and multicultural learners in the classroom (García, A., 2020; Schmid, 2021; Sikes & Villanueva, 2021). In order to address this, teacher preparation programs and in-service teachers need to consider practices they can…
Descriptors: Translation, Culturally Relevant Education, Bilingualism, Literacy
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Laura Decker – English in Texas, 2023
This paper presents the concept of silent discussions and offers insight into how the method can support linguistic autonomy, accessibility, and student accountability. It also outlines techniques used to improve discussion outcomes in secondary and other classrooms. Silence, while seemingly counterintuitive in classrooms and other spaces where…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Writing (Composition), Documentation
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Chyllis E. Scott; Abby Pierce; Erin K. Washburn; Carly Waters – English in Texas, 2023
This study identified the literacy strategies and activities teacher candidates used during clinically rich field experiences based on their elementary-aged students' needs. The teacher candidates' weekly teaching logs were analyzed, and four categories of literacy strategies and activities emerged, including comprehension, word study, writing,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Class Activities, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Price, Madeline Day – English in Texas, 2023
Scholars from various disciplines have theorized a relationship between reading fiction and empathy. Research in cognitive studies suggests that understanding fiction requires Theory of Mind, or the cognitive ability to understand the feelings and motivations of others. Some studies build on this research to suggest reading fiction helps to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Empathy, Adolescents, Language Arts
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David, Ann D.; Consalvo, Annamary – English in Texas, 2023
Teachers want their students to have access to the books they need to fall in love with reading, which means having classroom and school libraries stocked with a wide variety of books. But as English teachers are well aware, Texas leads the nation in book challenges and bans. This article defines and describes the different forms of censorship and…
Descriptors: Censorship, School Libraries, English Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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