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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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Black, Rebecca; Alexander, Jonathan; Chen, Vicky; Duarte, Jonathan – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
From literary canons all the way to the motion picture industry, the artistic and popular cultural experience of marginalized or nonmainstream groups has been one of being represented by the other. In this article, we explore how online fanfiction, as an audience-driven, interactive form of writing, may offer a way for members of nonmainstream…
Descriptors: Autism, Literature, Electronic Publishing, Disadvantaged
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Buchholz, Beth A. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
Using data from a 4-year longitudinal ethnography, this study moves from a classroom to the playground to examine a multiage community engaged in a deeply revered playground game with a history stretching back nearly a decade. Mediated discourse analysis is leveraged to examine the game's historical nexus of practice, rooted in embodied and oral…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Games, Discourse Analysis, Guides
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Lewis Ellison, Tisha; Wang, Huan – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This article examines the digital storytelling practices between an African American mother and son. We used agency as a theoretical framework to explore how the two exercised their own power to collaborate on their digital story. As digital technologies became part of their practice, challenges and tensions arose when both participants attempted…
Descriptors: African Americans, Parents, Case Studies, Mothers
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Skerrett, Allison – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This article examines an adolescent's music literacy education across Caribbean and U.S. schools using qualitative research methods and theories of multimodality, transnationalism, and global cultural flows. Findings include that the youth's music literacy practices continuously shifted in response to the cultural practices and values of the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Music Education, Music, Adolescents
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Brooks, Wanda; Cueto, Desiree – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Journal of Literacy Research," this article reviews the trajectory of a particular line of scholarship published in this journal over the past five decades. We focus on African diaspora youth literature to contemplate and extend the ways in which literacy researchers carry out textual analysis…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Periodicals, Literacy
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Perry, Kristen H.; Shaw, Donita M.; Ivanyuk, Lyudmyla; Tham, Yuen San Sarah – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
We used metastudy and metasynthesis techniques to conduct a discursive review of 101 recent publications on the topic of adult functional literacy (FL). Our purpose was to understand the ideologies shaping current definitions and conceptualizations of FL, as well as how and why FL is researched and assessed as it is. Using discursive review…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Functional Literacy, Ideology, Meta Analysis
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Wickens, Corrine M. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Drawing from sociological and economic analyses of gender and work, this column explores issues of occupational gender segregation, privilege, and devaluation. Comparisons are made with increased female achievement at all levels in postsecondary education. The questions are then raised: If cultural devaluation of women and activities remains…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Bias, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis
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Gabriel, Rachael – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
In this article, I discuss implications of the discourse and rhetoric of dyslexia advocacy and of recent state policies for the preparation of literacy professionals. I then synthesize reflections on my experiences teaching and learning about dyslexia and reading difficulties within university-based schools of education, and in trainings offered…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Literacy, Discourse Analysis, Rhetorical Criticism
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Keehne, Chelsea N. K.; Sarsona, M. Wai?ale?ale; Kawakami, Alice J.; Au, Kathryn H. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Research in culturally responsive instruction (CRI) to improve literacy learning was explored through study of Hawaiian-focused charter schools. Building on work by Au, an indigenous framework reflecting the work of these schools was developed, highlighting five elements: (a) literacy in indigenous languages; (b) community connections; (c) a…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Charter Schools, Native Language
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Dutro, Elizabeth; Haberl, Ellie – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Spurred by burgeoning racist and xenophobic immigration policy and rhetoric, we analyzed the writing of seven second-grade children about their experiences of living connections that span the United States-Mexico border. Informed by research on children's "testimonios" in literacy classrooms and Anzaldúa's concept of the border/lands, we…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Childrens Writing, Race, Ethnicity
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Learned, Julie E. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Scholars contend that disciplinary literacy is a productive route for all secondary learners, including those identified as struggling readers, to build knowledge. Relatedly, scholars point to disciplinary literacy as a socially just alternative to decontextualized skill instruction and deficit positioning. Yet, little research has examined how…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Ethnography, Intellectual Disciplines, Content Area Reading
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