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Marlatt, Rick; Dallacqua, Ashley K. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2019
Literacy across the content areas has often signified a focus on helping future teachers navigate nonfiction texts and promote command of textual features and literary terms, yet these teachers also need to model critical insight that invites students to question information and purported facts that define their realities. Following a brief review…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Content Area Reading, Teaching Methods, Novels
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Barnes, Meghan E.; Chandler, Caleb – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2019
There is currently a dearth of research inquiring into the ways that pre-service teachers (PSTs) are prepared to teach writing, including reading and responding to student writing. Furthermore, although the benefits of a practice-based approach to teacher education are widely cited, increasing financial and legislative pressures to shorten the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Writing Instruction, Teacher Education
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Zucker, Lauren; Fisch, Audrey A. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2019
This Voices from the Field piece tells the story of a fortunate meeting on Twitter between a high school teacher and a college professor that blossomed into an exchange of KAHOOT! games and the recognition of shared pedagogical beliefs. KAHOOT! is a web-based platform that allows users to easily create and play interactive, multiple-choice-style…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Academic Language
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Gordon, Charity T. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative study is to examine how secondary students at an urban high school perceived and experienced critical English education. This study is situated within a larger ethnographic study in which the researcher employed a Participatory Action Research (PAR) orientation to collaborate with an English teacher who was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Action Research, English Teachers, English Instruction
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MacGillivray, Laurie; Ardell, Amy Lassiter; Curwen, Margaret Sauceda; Wiggin, Samuel – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2019
Book clubs are gatherings around shared texts; they have the potential to build strong interpersonal bonds (Pittman & Honchell, 2014; Porath, 2018). This study examines a weekly book club in a residential treatment center for female addicted trauma survivors and offers contrast to research on book clubs in non-restrictive settings. We address,…
Descriptors: Clubs, Residential Programs, Rehabilitation Programs, Females
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Low, David E.; Pandya, Jessica Zacher – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2019
In this article we highlight analyses conducted in two qualitative literacy studies to discuss various implications of a blended, or hybrid, approach to multimodal analysis. By investigating several prominent frameworks commonly used together for the purpose of analyzing multimodal data, and describing our own experiences blending these…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Intermode Differences, Theories, Educational Research
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Amato, Nicole Ann – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2019
This critical content analysis examines the representation of fat female bodies within and across four contemporary young adult novels, two prose novels and two graphic novels: "Gabi, A Girl in Pieces" (Quintero, 2014), "Dumplin'" (Murphy, 2015), "In Real Life" (Doctorow & Wang, 2015), and "This One…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Adolescent Literature, Young Adults, Novels
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Toliver, S. R. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2019
CaShawn Thompson's hashtag, #BlackGirlMagic, has transformed into a movement over the past five years. The hashtag focuses on celebrating the beauty, influence, and strength of Black women and girls. However, Thompson's term sits in a space of tension, where contradictory interpretations create boundaries around what Black girl celebration means…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Racial Identification, Popular Culture
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Cook, Mike P.; Sams, Brandon L. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
The authors present research findings from a collective case study (n=5) conducted in a multimodal composition course for pre-service English teachers. Researchers studied how a course focused on how multimodal composition influenced pre-service teachers' identities as writers and their stances on literacy instruction. Data consisted of students'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, English Teachers, English Instruction
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Loomis, Stephanie – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
Technology evolves at a lightning pace in the 21st century. Not only does technology change, but the online spaces begin, morph, and disappear quickly, requiring teachers to be creative and flexible as they work to incorporate technology use into their pedagogy. Today's Tumblr may well be tomorrow's Myspace. As a high school teacher of many years,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Social Media
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Colantonio-Yurko, Kathleen C.; Miller, Henry; Cheveallier, Jennifer – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
In this article, three English Language Arts teachers draw on their teaching experiences of addressing sexual violence in assigned young adult literature. The authors use their experiences to guide a series of suggestions for other teachers who wish to teach these texts in their own classes. First, the authors offer suggestions for legitimizing…
Descriptors: Rape, English, Language Arts, Sexual Abuse
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Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
Humans read and listen to stories not only to be informed but also as a way to enter worlds that are not like our own. Stories provide mirrors, windows, and doors into other existences, both real and imagined. A sense of the infinite possibilities inherent in fairy tales, fantasy, science fiction, comics, and graphic novels draws children, teens,…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Young Adults, Adolescent Literature, Fiction
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Cridland-Hughes, Susan – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
This article explores the interaction between popular culture, community-based education, and the establishment of a critically literate debate community, using the case of City Debate as one example of how critical literacy is embedded and taught through curriculum. Debate has historically been conceptualized as a structurally rigid space for…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Critical Literacy, Debate, Qualitative Research
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Bogard, Treavor; Consalvo, Annamary L.; Worthy, Jo – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
From a New Literacies Studies (NLS) perspective, deep learning involves the acquisition of social and cultural competencies valued within a disciplinary community, not merely propositional displays of what one knows. Drawn from a year-long qualitative inquiry, this case study examines how one exemplary second-grade literacy teacher taught toward…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Qualitative Research, Inquiry, Grade 2
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Sulzer, Mark A.; Thein, Amanda Haertling; Schmidt, Renita R. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
Adapting and rebranding general market memoirs for the young adult literature market is a growing trend in the publishing world. Grounded in Critical Youth Scholarship, this study explores this trend through an analysis of two general market memoirs of Navy SEALs and their revised and repackaged youth market counterparts. Using a systematic…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Military Personnel
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