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Gallagher, Jamey – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
This article argues that writing teachers should allow, and even encourage, students to code-mesh in community college classrooms. By looking at and analyzing code-meshed writing produced by three students in an English 101 class, the author argues that code-meshing provides students with both a craft-wise approach to writing and a way to address…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Community Colleges, Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers
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Young, Vershawn Ashanti – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
This article analyzes several online performances from the Black Lives Matter movement for the ways they utilize and blend standard academic literacies and African American rhetoric. These performances are discussed as pedagogies of possibility that meet and exceed the common core standards. This talk also points up the crucial roles that racial…
Descriptors: African Americans, Social Justice, Literacy, Code Switching (Language)
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Culver, Tiffany F. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
Many students visit writing centers to become better writers in the English language. One issue of considerable debate is whether students visiting writing centers along the border should be assisted in Spanish or English. This pilot study examined writing center tutors' and students' perceptions of speaking Spanish at the writing center. Most…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Native Language, Spanish Speaking, English (Second Language)
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Grue, Michelle N. P. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
Afrofuturism is a storytelling genre that appears in multiple media types, including books, films, television, comics, music, and art. Drawing from genres such as science-fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, and other speculative genres, Afrofuturism re-envisions the past, present, and future in order to show what the Black community does…
Descriptors: Blacks, Literary Styles, Futures (of Society), College Instruction
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Liu, Xiaohua; Read, John – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
Previous surveys of university academic reading generally employed questionnaires and fell short of an in-depth analysis of students' skill needs and difficulties. Taking a qualitative approach, the current study interviewed 22 undergraduates and 7 language teachers from a New Zealand university. Together the participants highlighted a number of…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Academic Language, Reading Skills, Undergraduate Students
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Suh, Emily K. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
Generation 1 learners are adult immigrants who first enter the U.S. educational system through adult ESL before transitioning to credit courses. Based on interview and observation data from six Generation 1 learners' first term in college courses, this taxonomic analysis explores the learners' expectations of what it means to be a student through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Immigrants, College Students
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Bernfeld, Tamar – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
Discussions regarding the use of multicultural and multilingual texts in classrooms often focus on representation and students' right to their own language in culturally and linguistically diverse settings. Even when conversations about White privilege occur, linguistic privilege is seldom addressed. This theoretical paper focuses on the use of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Social Bias, Whites
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Armstrong, Sonya L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
This essay integrates pieces and parts of three recent talks given at three separate professional conferences, all with a common goal of commenting on the future of the field. "The Field" is offered as a placeholder to allow individual members of the community to make connections to their own professional identities. Community wisdom…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Change, Professional Identity, Remedial Reading
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Wulfemeyer, Julie – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This article addresses well-known and difficult problems involving reading comprehension and compliance in college courses, using a lower-level philosophy course as a case study. It draws upon both general and discipline-specific research in three promising areas for reading instruction: metacognition, modeling via "think-alouds," and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Case Studies, Philosophy, Reading Instruction
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Thomas, Davonna M.; Kim, Jwa K. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This article describes a mixed-methods study that examines the effects of literature circles (peer-led small group discussion of an assigned reading) on the reading achievement of college students taking developmental reading courses. The researcher-developed intervention was comprised of three connected activities (collaborative oral re-tell,…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Reading Achievement, College Students, Remedial Reading
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Burchard, Melinda S.; Myers, Sarah K. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
A teacher educator and college librarian collaboratively designed and taught teacher education workshops about finding and evaluating what works in teaching. This study investigated interactions of self-efficacy for information literacy, self-efficacy for solving problems with evidence-based practices, skills of searching for and citing sources,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Information Literacy, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods
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Hodges, Russ; Payne, Emily Miller; Morgan, Keylan; Johnston-Ashton, Karen; Leblanc, Rene' – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
Learning frameworks courses represent a recent manifestation of higher education's effort to support undergraduate students' learning success. These courses offer students the theoretical underpinnings of human learning and the application of learning strategies. This qualitative investigation at a 4-year university in the southwestern United…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Success, Learning Strategies, Courses
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Strawser, Michael G.; Hume, Jessica – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
If the book in common is truly an institutional endeavor, campus stakeholders (i.e., faculty, staff, and administrators) should feel some sense of ownership during the development phase of common book programs. Faculty, staff, and administrators play a crucial role in student development, and to ignore the voice of those campus stakeholders would…
Descriptors: College Programs, Reading Programs, Books, Teacher Attitudes
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Holton Brathwaite, Noel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This study explores the pedagogical effectiveness of assignments developed for a first-year composition course to encourage reflexive reading habits that can aid students in the writing process. Students in this course were asked to articulate the connections they found between multimodal texts of their own choosing and texts assigned by their…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Freshman Composition, Writing (Composition)
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Lampi, Jodi P.; Holschuh, Jodi Patrick; Reynolds, Todd; Rush, Leslie S. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This forum article discusses using disciplinary literacy approaches for reading literary text targeting interpretation as a goal. Disciplinary literacy approaches make the assumption that literacy tasks and processes differ based upon the demands, goals, and epistemology of each discipline and that identifying these differences is key toward…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Content Area Reading, English, Language Arts
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