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Walsh, Benjamin; Dalton, Bridget; Sánchez, Lenny – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
This curriculum case study describes the design and enactment of the Build a Better Book project with a group of Spanish-English bilingual high school students. Within an enriched literacy project-based learning instructional approach, students collaborated to design and fabricate multimodal 3D printed tactile picture books for children who are…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Literacy, Student Projects, Active Learning
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Redmond, Theresa – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
This study examined the impact of remix journaling as a new media literacy practice on undergraduate students' engagement and ownership of learning. Using arts-based pedagogy combined with new media literacies, this study chronicles students' perspectives on knowledge-building, expression, and social agency through remix journaling. Findings…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Media Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
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Kiili, Carita; Lakkala, Minna; Ilomäki, Liisa; Toom, Auli; Coiro, Julie; Hämäläinen, Elina; Sormunen, Eero – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
Students face several challenges when asked to locate relevant and credible information from the internet. This article introduces three principles for designing online inquiry lessons and documents what we learned from five language arts teachers from Finland who implemented and provided feedback on a learning unit framed in those design…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Arts, Inquiry, Online Courses
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Ervin, Jennifer – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
Culturally sustaining pedagogy (Paris, 2012) has emerged as an essential way to value the evolution of culture among diverse learners. Discussions around teaching in a culturally sustaining manner in the English language arts classroom, specifically when teaching literary analysis, often address the need to incorporate multicultural literature so…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Watts-Taffe, Susan; Vaughn, Lisa M.; Jacquez, Farrah – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
This article describes how disciplinary literacy practices were enacted among youth within the context of Youth Built Change, a science based program incorporating principles of Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR). Highlighting two YPAR projects, one conducted in a predominantly Black and Latino/a suburban school and one conducted in a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Research, Participatory Research, Action Research
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McNeill, Erin – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
The purpose of this practitioner inquiry study was to learn from students as they shared their life experiences, drawing from their stories to develop curriculum and instruction in an English learner classroom. The project argues that when relationships are prioritized with diverse students using a pedagogy of acompañamiento, classrooms become…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Cultural Background, Literacy Education, Personal Narratives
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Jocson, Korina M.; Williamson, Thea – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
The author offers a creative braiding of stories about parenting, race, and language. The stories illuminate everyday literacies and related practices present in multilingual and multigenerational households as informed by critical race scholarship and pedagogies of the home. Implications for practice include questions for parents and educators in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Parenting Styles, Language Usage
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Belzer, Alisa – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
This commentary urges researchers and readers to rethink definitions of adulthood and its relevance in literacy research by arguing that adult readers are distinct from children and even college students. More specifically, it argues that adult literacy learners (those reading at the 8th-grade level equivalent or below and those who did not…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Adult Learning, Student Needs
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Fletcher, Lauren – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
This article investigates one undergraduate's path towards critical literacy around racial inequalities as a result of engaging with, reading, and discussing a challenging children's novel during a book study with peers. Using Cultural Historical Activity Theory, the author examines the personal and cultural resources the students brought to the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Critical Literacy, Racial Bias, Transformative Learning
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Litten, Jonathan – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
This article presents a case study on the use of expressivist writing pedagogy as a practice of identity construction for an adolescent Chinese-Speaking English Language Learner (ELL) in a 6-12, college preparatory, international boarding school context. The study implements a narrative inquiry/content analysis framework to analyze themes of…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Identification (Psychology), Adolescents, Chinese
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Rust, Julie; Brown, Carolyn; Ballard, Sarah; Sánchez, Lenny – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
Too often, our reading lists center one-size-fits-all authors and experiences that don't make space for the wide array of cultures and histories that enliven our classrooms. Too often, our schools operate as if on an island, largely unaware of what is happening next door. Community engaged literacies, meaning-making opportunities connecting local…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, School Community Relationship, Place Based Education, Educational Cooperation
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Jacobs, Gloria E.; Castek, Jill – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
The study examines the collaborative nature of problem solving as dyads and triads of adults were grouped to solve digital problems using online resources. Digital problem solving involves the nimble use of skills, strategies, and mindsets to navigate online in everyday contexts using novel resources, tools, and interfaces, in efficient and…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Cooperation, Adults, Online Systems
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Metz, Mike – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
The article describes the results of teachers using a critical language lens to analyze linguistic stereotypes in TV series, movies, cartoons, and social media posts. I share the key questions teachers asked about language use in texts as well as the results of their analysis. Based in a cultural modeling pedagogy (Lee, 2007), teachers examined…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Video Technology, Social Media, Stereotypes
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Delaney, Carol J.; Bacon, Heidi R.; Matson, Sandra F. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
This qualitative study investigated how teaching an historical unit through a critical lens might empower students to evaluate sources, challenge fake news, and make informed decisions. The reading intervention teacher in this study engaged secondary students in reading, discussing, and critiquing a series of multimodal historical texts. Grounded…
Descriptors: Deception, Racial Discrimination, Intervention, Secondary School Students
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Mathews, Sarah A.; McGill, Craig M. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
Because social studies educators are expected to incorporate literacy into their instruction, it is important to consider how prospective teachers interact with literacy frameworks as they engage with social studies content. This qualitative case study examines two pre-service social studies teachers enrolled in a teacher preparation course at a…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Literacy Education, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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