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Robertson, Dana A.; Padesky, Lauren Breckenridge; Ford-Connors, Evelyn; Paratore, Jeanne R. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
This metasynthesis presents the collective findings based on a small corpus of studies (n = 28) that examined literacy coaching in elementary and secondary settings from a relational perspective. We frame our analysis using Lysaker's notions of relational teaching and theorize that, like classroom teaching, powerful literacy coaching is grounded…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Interpersonal Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level
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Nelson, Elizabeth L.; Perry, Mia; Rogers, Theresa – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
In this Insights essay, we propose a new concept of "offlineness" that builds on current language around digital practices, yet addresses an element of young people's experience that is not adequately represented in current research or educational discourse. This work is informed by a recent cross-national arts-based research project…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Technological Literacy, Computer Mediated Communication, Literacy
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Malloy, Jacquelynn A.; Tracy, Kelly N.; Scales, Roya Q.; Menickelli, Kristin; Scales, W. David – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
This research sought to develop argument as a problem-solving process by adding debate to social studies instruction with three groups of fifth-grade students. This design-based research (DBR) reports on the ways that instruction was refined across three topical units to develop argumentative agency and a critical participatory literacy. Students…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Debate, Problem Solving, Social Studies
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Woodard, Rebecca; Vaughan, Andrea; Coppola, Rick – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
There is growing interest in foregrounding bodies in literacy research and pedagogy. Drawing across multiple conceptualizations of bodies as tools, mediums, and social texts, this qualitative case study examines the multifaceted nature of embodiment in two adolescent girls' school writing. Situated in a research-practice partnership that included…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Language Arts
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de los Ríos, Cati V.; Molina, Arturo – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
This article explores how a secondary ethnic studies course leveraged immigrant families' literacies rooted in the Mexican spiritual ritual of Las Posadas for in-school literacy instruction and to engage in community-responsive grassroots processions as social protest. Using ethnographic and participatory design research, the authors--one a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Mexican Americans, Cultural Influences, Literacy Education
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Benko, Susanna L.; Hodge, Emily M.; Salloum, Serena J. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
Although research suggests that teachers turn to their state departments of education for curricular resources, little is known about the resources teachers find on state websites and the recommendations these resources make, especially for teaching writing. We analyze state-provided resources focused on writing (n = 123) for their type,…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Curriculum Development, Writing Instruction, State Departments of Education
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Song, Ah-Young – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
Entanglements among humans, nonhuman objects, and spatial matter in a research site necessitate greater attention to the interwoven and sometimes invisible connections across relational bodies. This piece comments on how reevaluating approaches to participant observations in qualitative research can lead to better understandings of the dynamic…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Literacy, Educational Research, Relationship
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Adams, Brittany – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
This article reports on one undergraduate student's journey toward critical literacy about rape culture as a result of reading and discussing a young adult novel in a book study with peers. Using ethnographic and case study methods, the author examines the personal and cultural resources the student brought to the experience, the critical stance…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse, Rape
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Deroo, Matthew R.; Watson, Vaughn W. M. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
This qualitative study, based on data from an ongoing after-school literacy and songwriting initiative, examines the multiliteracy practices of Noriah Rose and Koral, Black adolescent girls, and their socially situated meaning-making and sharing about loss. Specifically, we asked, "In what ways do youth grapple with complicated meanings of…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Literacy Education, Singing, Musical Composition
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Kibler, Amanda K.; Paulick, Judy; Palacios, Natalia; Hill, Tatiana – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
Through in-home ethnographic observations of three multilingual immigrant families' shared book reading, we identified recurring literacy practices in the home in which mothers, older siblings, and younger children participated during the reading. We found that families engaged in context-sensitive and cooperative shared reading practices, wherein…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Family Environment
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Kleekamp, Monica C. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
Recent literacy research has made substantial contributions to expanding definitions of literacies beyond stringent parameters of decoding print. These inquiries have intersected with topics such as multimodality and critical literacy in general education literacy classrooms. However, students in isolated special education settings labeled with…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wright, Tanya S.; Domke, Lisa M. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to understand messages about the role of language and literacy in the Next Generation Science Standards and the C3 Framework for Social Studies standards documents. We engaged in a content analysis of (a) framework documents that provide the theoretical basis for the standards and (b) learning expectation statements…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Standards, Science Education, Social Studies
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Pacheco, Mark B.; Daniel, Shannon M.; Pray, Lisa C.; Jiménez, Robert T. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
This case study examines one third-grade teacher's strategic participation in translingual practice and the ways that this participation shaped emerging bilingual students' meaningful engagements with texts. Using a transliteracies perspective, we describe instances of emergence and resonance as students and their teacher leveraged resources coded…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Bilingualism
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Cervetti, Gina – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
This article shares insights from a symposium celebrating the retirement of P. David Pearson, one of the most influential reading researchers of the last half-century. Presenters addressed the nature, instruction, and assessment of reading comprehension, teacher learning and comprehension, and the texts and contexts of comprehension. Collectively,…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Reading Comprehension, Teacher Role, Educational Change
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Whittingham, Colleen E. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
The purpose of the present article is to attend to the theoretical and methodological implications of expanding a view of geosemiotic to include a social geography lens. A Geosemiotics<-->social geography approach creates possibilities to more fully attend to the dynamic and dialogic relationship of material, spatial, and social resources as…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Semiotics, History, Literacy
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