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Harvey, Miles; Deuel, Adrianna; Marlatt, Rick – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
In an eighth-grade English language arts class, 100 students used virtual reality headsets, augmented reality--capable smartphones, tablets, desktop computers, online scavenger hunts, and print-based texts as an introduction to William Shakespeare's life and works. The authors highlight the need for educators to offer multimodal instruction that…
Descriptors: English Literature, Language Arts, Computer Simulation, Audio Equipment
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
This forum highlights research that literacy teachers, students, and others can explore, use, or adapt as they provide literacy instruction and develop related programs and research agendas.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Program Development
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Porter, Heather D.; Kim, Koomi; Franzak, Judith K.; MacDonald, Katherine – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
As one of multiple ways to explore the reading process, eye movement miscue analysis is a tool that provides a continuous record of eye fixations and movements over an entire text, and a record of the oral reading of that text and the miscues (observed responses) that readers produce. The authors present profiles of two successful college readers…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Miscue Analysis, Oral Reading, College Students
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Rezvi, Sara; Han, Ahreum; Larnell, Gregory V. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
This forum focuses on the intersections of texts and identities with the aim of selecting and mediating texts that readers and writers find valuable within and outside of formal educational settings.
Descriptors: Mathematics, Young Adults, Identification (Psychology), Text Structure
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Bhattacharya, Alpana – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
The complexities of words in different subject areas increase as students transition from elementary school to middle school. Although most secondary school readers can read monosyllabic words, many other older readers have difficulty with reading multisyllabic words because of their poor phonological and morphological skills. Explicit…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Secondary School Students, Syllables, Sight Method
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Sun, Chia-Ho – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
The importance of teacher read-alouds in language teaching and learning has been known for years, but we know very little about how older English learners with limited English skills can benefit from this practice. The author shares how interactive read-alouds with picture books can be designed to help emerging college learners of English as a…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Limited English Speaking, Teaching Methods, Picture Books
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Gruen, Rachael; Killian Lund, Virginia – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
The authors describe how a community museum created and curated by adult education students acted as an innovative and student-centered model to support learners in developing and demonstrating their literacy skills and knowledges. Using a case study approach to document and analyze students' counterstories (i.e., stories that disrupt dominant…
Descriptors: Memory, Museums, Handicrafts, Adult Education
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Gorzycki, Meg; Desa, Geoffrey; Howard, Pamela J.; Allen, Diane D. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
Qualitative data analysis from open-ended comments written by 206 undergraduates illustrates student attitudes, beliefs, and practices that reveal an academic reading paradox. Consistently, undergraduates report that reading is valuable, yet their noncompliance with reading assignments suggests otherwise. Undergraduates report that they achieve…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Attitudes, Reading Assignments, Compliance (Psychology)
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Wargo, Katalin – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
The author provides a conceptual framework that illustrates the spectrum of authentic writing assignments and operationalizes authenticity, in an effort to guide practitioners toward crafting writing assignments that are meaningful for students by reflecting and replicating the kinds of writing that occur outside of the academic context. The…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Student Motivation, Authentic Learning, Writing Processes
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Vaughan, Andrea – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
Although school is only one of many places where youths write, the writing privileged in school is often upheld as standard, whereas adolescents' out-of-school writing often uses forms, styles, and topics not taught or allowed in school. Little is known about how K-12 educators can use research on out-of-school writing to inform in-school writing…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Across the Curriculum, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
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Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
Recently, many have released calls for the need to help students evaluate online information. Additionally, many have offered strategies, lists, and other heuristics for helping students evaluate. However, educators lack a method for organizing these various practices into a systematic framework that captures the complex (occurring within online…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Information Literacy, Evaluative Thinking, Online Searching
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Salehomoum, Maryam; Pearson, P. David – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
The case of a 17-year-old deaf student serves as a means of identifying specific home and school supports that had facilitated robust language and literacy development across the life span. Data consist of observations of the student while reading and thinking aloud, as direct evidence of proficiency, as well as follow-up student and parent…
Descriptors: Deafness, Secondary School Students, Literacy, Oral Reading
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Steiss, Jacob – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
In teaching canonical literature, presuming a text's merit and infallibility can inhibit the development of critical thought and may transmit values that are not socially and politically just. The author describes how educators can promote academic literacy and critical consciousness in their students through pedagogy that helps students…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literature, Academic Language, Critical Reading
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Croce, Keri-Anne; McCormick, Montana K. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
Pedagogy within the field of disciplinary literacy can be shaped by those who use mathematics in their jobs. The authors draw on the results of a study that investigated language used by professionals who use mathematics in their jobs. The findings of the study suggest that professionals use language to determine the change requested by a client,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis, Mathematics, Occupations
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Childress, Jennifer; Backman, Alysia Cella; Lipson, Marjorie Y. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
In this commentary, the authors suggest that a paramount job for adolescent literacy assessment is to create more equitable outcomes for all students. The authors propose that the use of learning scales and micro-progressions fills a void and demonstrate how their use can provide better information to teachers and yield information that can…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Student Evaluation, Literacy, Evaluation Methods
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