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DeBruin-Parecki, Andrea; Klein, Heather A. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2003
Presents a project designed to break down barriers between immigrant and host-culture students using multiple forms of literacy. Focuses on Bosnian students who have recently immigrated to the United States via refugee camps and other nations. Demonstrates that encouraging results can occur when students and families are brought together in…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Immigrants
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Bean, Thomas W.; Moni, Karen – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2003
Notes that adolescent readers view characters in young adult novels as living and wrestling with real problems close to their own life experiences as teens. Reviews recent studies related to teaching literature and adolescent identity construction. Offers a framework teachers can use to initiate discussions based on critical literacy in their own…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Characterization, English Instruction, Ethnicity
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Morgan, Wendy; Beaumont, Glenn – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2003
Describes how a teacher and researcher in Australia engaged students in chat-room discussion as a bridge between speaking and writing. Discusses the characteristics of formal written argumentation and recent theoretical reemphasis on its rhetorical and dialogical nature. Describes the classroom strategies devised to develop the students' ability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Persuasive Discourse, Secondary Education
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Hodges, Gabrielle Cliff – Reading: Literacy and Language, 2002
Examines the dynamics of reading, writing and telling stories. Argues that working collaboratively can motivate writers in ways which encourage them to redraft their work purposefully and explicitly in pursuit of particular creative effects. Exemplifies ways in which knowledge about language at word, sentence and whole text level can effectively…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Elementary Education, Holistic Approach, Language Usage
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Hadley, Eric – Reading: Literacy and Language, 2002
Argues for the realignment of Shakespeare with the popular forms which influence the social world of young children. Explores what teachers and performers need to learn and unlearn when telling Shakespeare's stories in the company of children. Considers the grounds of creativity for teachers when abandoning prescription in teaching Shakespeare.…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Drama, Primary Education, Reading Instruction
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2007
This training guide was created by the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) to help connect research and practice in the field of adult education and family literacy. A Health and Adult Literacy and Learning (HALL)/NCSALL Health Literacy Study Circle+ is a professional development activity for adult basic education…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Family Literacy, Literacy
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Anstey, Michele – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2002
Demonstrates how the postmodern picture book can be used with readers of various age groups, but in particular secondary and tertiary students, to use and develop new literacies. Defines new literacies. Explores the ways in which the characteristics of postmodern picture books incorporate these literacies. Uses the postmodern picture book "Black…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Literacy
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Rhoder, Carol – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2002
Suggests that educators can teach students to deliberately use strategies to read and understand text and to do so across a wide variety of texts and disciplines. Argues that promoting active, mindful reading and teaching students to use strategies is every teacher's responsibility. Presents a three-step model of strategy training that can…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Middle Schools, Models, Reading Strategies
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Dobbs, Christina L. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2002
Describes a new high school teacher's implementation of a reading and writing workshop. Discusses her feelings and insecurities involved in her decision making. Acknowledges her variance from standard teaching practices and expresses her confidence in giving students choices in order to equip them for their lives after high school. (SG)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Decision Making, Instructional Innovation, Reading Instruction
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Oravec, Jo Ann – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2002
Describes how weblogs (a form of online journal which provides series of snapshots of day-to-day Internet-related activity) are integrated with educational activity as resources for students and teachers. Suggests that educators can use weblogs to encourage students to access the Internet for useful information; weblogs can also help students…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Information Sources, Internet
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Baker, Marianne I. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2002
Presents an interview with a middle school student, a boy of Caucasian and African American descent. Notes that the student's candid thoughts on reading provoked the author to wonder about the middle school reading experience, especially for those who resist it. Looks at choice, time, and the classroom to help students become engaged readers. (SG)
Descriptors: Interviews, Middle Schools, Reading Attitudes, Reading Instruction
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Petit, Angela; Soto, Edna – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2002
Describes an argument workshop that can demystify the concept for students by revealing to them how much they already know about persuading an audience. Concludes that an argument workshop helps students see the authors included in their textbooks as individuals who drew from a repertoire of argumentative techniques to persuade an audience. (SG)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Class Activities, Persuasive Discourse, Reader Text Relationship
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Bruce, Bertram C.; Bishop, Ann P. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2002
Shares some ideas about facilitating inquiry-based learning in the classroom, in independent studies, in libraries, museums, communities, and all the arenas of life in which people attempt to make sense of experience and grow. Notes that the "Web-linked Inquiry Units" provide a tangible form of a community of inquiry as well as insights for future…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Inquiry, Learning Strategies
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Knapp, John V. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2002
Presents a teaching method that provides students with the necessary tools to analyze college-level poetry. Suggests that because reader response has greatly overplayed its corrective to "New Criticism," the HEI (Hypothesis-Experiment-Instruction) method of teaching literature could serve as a third choice among teachers interested in avoiding the…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Group Discussion, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement
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Werderich, Donna E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2002
Presents some easy ways to individualize instruction in the classroom. Examines the use of dialogue journals as modeled in "In The Middle: New Understandings About Writing, Reading, and Learning" (Atwell, 1998) as a means of differentiating reading instruction for individual seventh-grade students. Examines how the teachers used the dialogue…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Dialog Journals, Educational Strategies, Grade 7
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