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Smith, Blaine E. – Literacy, 2019
Although a large body of research emphasises the collaborative nature of adolescents' multimodal composing processes in and out of school, little is known about how or why collaborative partnerships might differ across composers or digital tools. Integrating sociocultural and social semiotics theoretical frameworks, this study examined how three…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Sociocultural Patterns, Video Technology, Cooperative Learning
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Connolly, Steve; Burn, Andrew – Literacy, 2019
This article describes the outcomes of a research project conducted at the Ministry of Stories (a London-based writing centre) which sought to develop an online, mentor-assisted, writing platform. Across a 3-month period, at four different sites across the UK, more than a hundred Year 7 pupils took part in the project, using the platform to write…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Program Descriptions, Writing (Composition), Laboratories
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Varga, Anita – Literacy, 2017
The current study is a contribution to reading research dealing with tuition in reading comprehension and specifically with the issue of arranging tuition to support the development of metacognition. The empirical findings referred to in this study are from textual discussions of works of fiction in grades 6 and 7. The specific focus of the study…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Research, Correlation, Fiction
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Sigþórsson, Rúnar – Literacy, 2017
In the wake of a White Paper on Education Reform, published in 2014 by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the minister launched a national initiative to improve literacy education in Icelandic compulsory schools. The White Paper and the national initiative came as a reaction to the disappointing performance of 15-year-olds…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education
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Nagle, Joelle; Stooke, Rosamund – Literacy, 2016
This paper draws on a Canadian qualitative case study grounded in multiliteracies theory to describe the meaning-making processes of four students aged 13-14 years as they created history projects. Students were invited to explore curriculum content in self-chosen ways and to produce presentations in a range of formats. The data we present and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Multiple Literacies, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Rish, Ryan M. – Literacy, 2015
This article addresses how mediated discourse theory and related analytical tools can be used to explore how students write together. Considered within a sociocultural framework that conceptualises writing as involving distributed, mediated and dialogic processes of invention, this article presents an investigation of how three high school…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Collaborative Writing, High School Students, Authors
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Davies, Eleri – Literacy, 2015
Participatory research can be seen as providing affordances for "listening" to student voices. This study contributes to the debate around its affordances in ameliorating democratic processes in schools. Students in a northern city secondary school in England used multimodal methods to research questions based on "where do students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Cooperation, Research Methodology
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Skaar, Håvard – Literacy, 2015
In recent years, plagiarism has been on the increase across the Western world. This article identifies Internet access as a contributory cause of this trend and addresses the implications of readily available Internet sources for the teaching and assessment of writing in schools. The basis for the article is a previous study showing a wide…
Descriptors: Internet, Plagiarism, Ethics, Cheating
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Schwartz, Lisa H. – Literacy, 2014
This article addresses several challenges faced by educators and students in English classrooms in the US-Mexico borderlands region that will resonate with educators more broadly. I present how Ms Smith, the predominately Latino students in her high school writing class and I moved beyond what Ms Smith called the "tyranny of the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Writing Instruction, Standardized Tests
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Erricker, Katherine – Literacy, 2014
This article explores and compares the impact of studying a challenging literary text at GCSE on pupils with and without learning difficulties. It is based on the findings of a qualitative classroom-based research project that analysed taped pupil conversations to measure the resilience of the response of secondary school students to reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Resilience (Psychology), Comparative Analysis
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Westbrook, Jo – Literacy, 2013
Teachers of reading in secondary schools know how important it is for low-attaining readers to read whole narratives but time to do this in a crowded curriculum is limited and progress is more easily measured through reading smaller parts of texts. This paper reports on a longitudinal critical action research project in which three English…
Descriptors: Action Research, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary Schools
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Berger, Richard; McDougall, Julian – Literacy, 2013
This article presents the outcomes of research, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in England and informed by work in the fields of new literacy research, gaming studies and the socio-cultural framing of education, for which the videogame "L. A. Noire" was studied within the orthodox framing of the English literature…
Descriptors: Video Games, English Literature, Secondary School Students, Undergraduate Students
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Simpson, Alyson; Walsh, Maureen; Rowsell, Jennifer – Literacy, 2013
This paper reports a study that examines the integration of tablet technologies such as iPads into literacy lessons to investigate how reading and meaning-making occur within this digital medium. Specifically in this paper, we discuss the concept of reading paths as applied to physical and cognitive planes of meaning-making. The paper reports on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Literacy Education
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Tan, Kok Eng; Yen Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee; Guan Saw, Kim – Literacy, 2012
The literacy practices of many communities today show new ways of meaning making in the contemporary, technological and digital culture. A number of Malaysian adolescents belong to this culture. This pilot study reports the preliminary findings of a larger study aimed at describing the online activities of Malaysian adolescents. Fifty-four…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Internet, Adolescent Attitudes
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Wiseman, Angela – Literacy, 2011
A poetry workshop can present opportunities to integrate students' knowledge and perspectives in classroom contexts, encouraging the use of language for expression, communication, learning and even empowerment. This paper describes how adolescent students respond to a poetry workshop in an English classroom centred on teaching writing that is…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Writing Strategies, Participant Observation, Figurative Language
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