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Worthy, Jo; Daly-Lesch, Anne; Tily, Susan; Godfrey, Vickie; Salmerón, Cori – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
The internet is a common source of information for parents, educators, and the general public. However, researchers who analyze the quality of internet sources have found they often contain inaccurate and misleading information. Here, we present an analysis of dyslexia on the internet. Employing disability studies in education (DSE), disability…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Information Sources, Internet, Accuracy
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Lawrence, Anne M.; Sherry, Michael B. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
Literacy researchers have explored how video games might be used as supplementary texts in secondary English language arts (ELA) classrooms to support reading instruction. However, less attention has been focused on how video games, particularly online educational games designed to teach argumentation, might enhance secondary ELA students'…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Game Based Learning, Educational Games, Video Games
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Pickard, Amy – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
Federal accountability policies requiring rapid, measurable outcomes have increasingly shaped the nature and type of public literacy services available to adults. However, little empirical research has explored the impact of accountability policies on program practice in adult basic education, and almost no research has focused on the effect on…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Reading Difficulties, Educational Policy
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González Ybarra, Mónica; Saavedra, Cinthya M. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
In this article, the authors take a reflective, self-study journey that digs into their own embodied literacies as Chicana feminist literacy researchers. Chicana/Latina feminisms offer an/other angle for exploring embodied literacies and are one way to center bodies and knowledge from the margins. The authors emphasize Anzaldúa's concept of…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Feminism, Knowledge Level
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Kelly, Laura Beth; Wakefield, Wendy; Caires-Hurley, Jaclyn; Kganetso, Lynne Watanabe; Moses, Lindsey; Baca, Evelyn – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
This critical, integrative qualitative review explores how researchers approach, describe, and justify culturally relevant, culturally responsive, or culturally sustaining literacy instruction in prekindergarten through fifth-grade (P-5) classrooms. We reviewed 56 studies published between 1995 and 2018. We documented terms researchers use,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Students
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Paugh, Patricia; Wendell, Kristen – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
This study explores disciplinary literacy instruction integrated within an elementary engineering unit in an urban classroom. A multidisciplinary team of university literacy and engineering educators and classroom teachers served as the research team for this case study. A social semiotic language theory (systemic functional linguistics) and a…
Descriptors: Literacy, STEM Education, Elementary Education, Engineering
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Kiili, Carita; Smith, Blaine E.; Räikkönen, Eija; Marttunen, Miika – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
The present study investigated students' (N = 404) interpretations of the main message and use of modes in a persuasive multimodal video on vaccines. It also examined whether students' topic knowledge, language arts grades, and self-identified gender were associated with their interpretations. Students analyzed a YouTube video in which two…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Video Technology, Immunization Programs, Persuasive Discourse
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Pacheco, Mark B.; Smith, Blaine E.; Deig, Amber; Amgott, Natalie A. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
Digital multimodal composition offers opportunities for emergent bilingual (EB) students to orchestrate semiotic resources in ways that develop their identities, strengthen their understandings of language, and help them to engage with content. To better understand how EBs can participate in varied multimodal composing practices, this study…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Writing (Composition), Learning Modalities, Secondary School Students
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Sánchez, Lenny; Ensor, Tami – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
Although research endeavors on global-centric teaching and learning are increasing, there is much yet to understand on how classroom spaces can legitimize students' capacities as globally literate members of society. In this article, we focus on the relational dimension of global literacies and examine how elementary students involved in a…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Literacy Education, International Cooperation, Global Education
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Torres, Francisco L.; Medina, Carmen L. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
Guided by theories of racialization and through a decolonial analysis, we share findings on the examination of four children's books written in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane María. In engaging with these books, we situate our work in communal and research activist practices that foreground Puerto Ricans' hidden stories and knowledges.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Natural Disasters, Puerto Ricans, Activism
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Larson, Joanne; Duret, Eleni; Rees, Jennifer; Anderson, Jessica – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
This article explores how one urban high school under threat of state closure developed a multifaceted literacy program to transform the teaching and learning of literacy in a novel university/school partnership. Analyses of ethnographic and quantitative school data illustrate how the evolution of the literacy program could be understood as a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Urban Schools, Literacy Education, School Closing
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Spires, Hiller; Himes, Marie; Lee, Crystal Chen; Gambino, Andrea – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
This study explored how engaging in critical inquiry through Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global fostered social action with high school students. Drawing on theoretical perspectives from critical inquiry and social action and employing a collective case study approach, we focused on six diverse students from two of the 18 teams who participated in…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Inquiry, Social Action
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Beneke, Margaret R.; Cheatham, Gregory A. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
In educational contexts, including early childhood settings, ableism and racism circulate interdependently to define normalcy and deviance. Book reading offers an important platform for dismantling these interlocking ideologies with young children. In this article, we examine dis/ability and race talk in the context of picture-book reading,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Disabilities, Race, Picture Books
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Yoon, Haeny S. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
With renewed emphasis on civic education in K-12 schools, educators and politicians call for young people to engage in civic action. Worth considering are the kinds of ideas taken up, the performances deemed "critical" enough, and actions recognized in schools as civic engagement. Drawing from a case study of second graders in New York…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Citizenship Education, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Kim, Grace MyHyun – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
Scholars have examined the myth of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) as model minorities in education and specifically within mathematics education, yet less is known about how this myth reveals an intersection of race and language that shapes the experiences of AAPIs in the literacy field. In this article, I argue that a monolingual…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Literacy Education, Educational Research, Asian American Students
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