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Reid, Stephanie F. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
This interpretive study examined how eighth-grade students responded to a multimodal short story introduced to them by their English Language Arts teacher as part of a multimodal literacies curriculum unit. By analyzing fieldnotes constructed from observations, the classroom teacher's voice-recorded reflections, and the students' work, the author…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Grade 8, Reader Response, Multimedia Materials
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Wagner, Christopher J. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
Many approaches to reading that are common in schools focus narrowly on the skills and strategies that comprise the technical ability to read. In contrast, attention to reading identities prompts teachers to center children's ideas about what reading is and who they are as readers. In this article, the author draws on his own experiences with…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Identification (Psychology), Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Greene, Delicia Tiera – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
This study examines the ways in which fictional Black female teachers enact their academic othermother identity in support of Black adolescent female students' academic, socioemotional, and cultural needs in urban secondary literacy contexts. Sharon Flake's "The Skin I'm In" and Sapphire's "PUSH" were the multicultural young…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Teacher Role, Adolescents
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Baker-Bell, April – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
This essay asserts the importance for English/Language Arts educators to become conversant with the features of Black Language and the cultural and historical foundations of this speech genre as a rule-bound, grammatically consistent pattern of speech. These features go beyond grammar to include such conventions as a reliance on storytelling as a…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Black Dialects, Language Patterns, Grammar
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Beymer, Alecia; Neville, Mary L.; Wilmot, Renee; Watson, Vaughn W. M. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
In this article, we explore how the reading and writing of poetry can be a form of critical hope within secondary English teacher education courses, and across our experiences as English teachers. We begin by discussing a particular moment from our secondary English teacher education course, where one of our teacher interns prompted us to respond…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Secondary Education, English Teachers, Poetry
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Fischer, Sarah – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
All children are placemakers (Chawla, 1992). While we know that a child's sense of place is linked to a sense of belonging (Brillante & Mankiw, 2015), the implications of placemaking in the lived experiences of child readers, specifically, has not been widely explored. The primary purpose of this literature review is to aid reader response…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Reading Instruction, Reader Response, Literature Reviews
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Husband, Terry; Kang, Grace – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
Much has been written about the ways in which Black boys are often underserved in literacy classroom in the United States. Relatively little has been documented about the literacy strategies that are yielding promising outcomes in this study group. The purpose of this integrated literature review is to identify what we call promising literacy…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Males, African American Students
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Stovall, David – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
The author complements his JoLLE keynote speech, available on video, with an essay that situates historical means of oppression within two current pandemics: the coronavirus crisis and the longstanding crisis of White supremacy. He expands this notion to include societal advantage beyond Whiteness, particularly the advantages that accrue to…
Descriptors: History, Power Structure, Disease Control, Disease Incidence
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Koss, Melanie D.; Paciga, Kathleen A. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
This paper shares results from a critical content analysis of Newbery-winning titles from 1922-2019 for representations of race/ethnicity, gender, and disability. Each title was coded for the inclusion and representation of race/ethnicity, gender, and disability at both the book and main character levels. Lenses of critical race, gender schema,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Books, Awards
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Strickland, T. Hunter – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
In order to better understand how young adult literature (YAL) is used in secondary English teacher education, this study examines course syllabi submitted by researchers recently published in "The ALAN Review." Using a framework built on Bakhtin's work, this article analyzes course objectives and goals for inherent social discourses to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Young Adults, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education
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Kang, Grace; Kline, Sonia – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
In this "Voices from the Field" article, we (two teacher-educators/-researchers) describe our negotiation of teaching practices in an online writing course for pre-service teachers. Our overarching purpose is to disrupt dominant discourses of writing and to illuminate critical perspectives. Specifically, we highlight intentional shifts…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Writing Instruction
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Dunn, Mandie B.; Johnson, Ashley – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
Scholarship in English Education has suggested that English teachers can invite experiences of death and loss into English classrooms as part of curricular engagement because students' identities and experiences should be witnessed in classrooms (e.g., Dutro, 2019). Scholarship on literature response and instruction has emphasized that readers…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Language Teachers, Self Concept, Literature
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Sheahan, Annmarie; Dallacqua, Ashley K. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
Despite ongoing and prolific critical scholarship arguing for the widening of the secondary language arts curriculum, many practicing teachers are required or encouraged to teach a curriculum dominated by canonical texts. This is often the case at schools with highly diverse students whose varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds have…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods, English Literature
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Ovitt, Brigid; Rice, Mary Frances – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
In this teacher practitioner article, we share our experience presenting a humanities lesson in which students created a remix, or mashup, by combining contemporary fiction with historical documents. Theoretical underpinnings of this project included the work of linguists Kress and Van Leeuwen, who noted that texts are shaped by multiple…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 12, Humanities Instruction, Class Activities
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Canady, Fawn; Scott, Chyllis E.; Hicks, Troy – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2020
Tensions between high school writing curricula and students' lived literacies persist in spite of burgeoning research in multimodal composition. Drawn from the second iteration of a multi-year formative experiment, this narrative explores the dissonance stemming from the meeting of these two worlds in a project titled Digital Self Portrait. This…
Descriptors: Grade 10, High School Students, Writing Instruction, Electronic Publishing
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