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Chamberlain, Liz – Literacy, 2019
This paper examines the nature of the out-of-school writing practices of three primary-aged children aged 9-10. In particular, it explores the writing these children chose to undertake at home including 'for school' writing, completed at home. The study's findings reveal the ways in which these three, developing young writers engage and interact…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing (Composition), Family Environment, Homework
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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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Kuby, Candace R.; Crawford, Shonna – Literacy, 2018
Posthumanism, or the material turn, refuses to take the distinction between human and nonhuman for granted. Currently discourses in literacy education focus on the ways of incorporating new tools and technologies (products) but within a design perspective, which does not get at the social and participatory ways (processes) of students creating new…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Social Theories, Literacy, Elementary Education
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Smith, Helen Victoria – Literacy, 2018
At a time when government funding cuts mean that public libraries face an uncertain future and need to make sure they stay relevant to young users and their families, this paper explores what counts as literacy for young children in a public library in a town in the East Midlands, UK. It is based on a study which adopted an ethnographic approach,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Public Libraries, Literacy, Ethnography
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Edwards, Gillian; Jones, Jane – Literacy, 2018
Boys' attitude to writing is widely perceived as an issue in English primary and secondary schools. Prior research has identified a link between negative attitudes to writing and lower achievement and raised the issue of the stereotyping of boys as underachievers in literacy. The study reported here suggests that if we are to understand the…
Descriptors: Males, Writing Instruction, Writing Achievement, Interviews
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Alexander, Joy; Jarman, Ruth – Literacy, 2018
This article examines data gathered in a broader study of a school-based reading challenge to children aged from 8 to 14 to read science information books, centred in their school or class library. A survey was conducted before they embarked on the reading challenge to establish the children's reading habits. After the period of time allotted to…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Recreational Reading, Science Materials, Reading Habits
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Hempel-Jorgensen, Amelia; Cremin, Teresa; Harris, Diane; Chamberlain, Liz – Literacy, 2018
New research findings are presented in this paper, responding to a significant knowledge gap about the role of pedagogy in tackling persistent educational inequalities. The paper examines the potential of reading for pleasure (RfP) pedagogy to disrupt 'pedagogy of poverty' in low socio-economic (SES) schools and to enable children to reap the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary Education, Recreational Reading
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Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra; Tupas, Ruanni; Kaur, Sarinajit; Paculdar, Agnes Maria; Baja, Emmanuel S. – Literacy, 2018
A survey questionnaire was administered to 146 MEd students enrolled in a teacher-training institute in Singapore to determine the strategies they use to promote engaged reading in the classroom. The majority of the teacher respondents when asked how they motivate students to read, wrote down "Not Applicable," and 38% were unable to…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Classroom Techniques, Questionnaires, Recreational Reading
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Kuzmicová, Anežka; Dias, Patrícia; Vogrincic Cepic, Ana; Albrechtslund, Anne-Mette Bech; Casado, André; Kotrla Topic, Marina; Mínguez López, Xavier; Nilsson, Skans Kersti; Teixeira-Botelho, Inês – Literacy, 2018
Reading, even when silent and individual, is a social phenomenon and has often been studied as such. Complementary to this view, research has begun to explore how reading is embodied beyond simply being 'wired' in the brain. This article brings the social and embodied perspectives together in a very literal sense. Reporting a qualitative study of…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Reading Materials
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Kabuto, Bobbie – Literacy, 2018
This article explores the concept of narratives of biliteracy or how two bilingual mothers defined biliteracy for their families through the construction of narratives. This study is approached through a theoretical discussion of narratives to investigate how the two families constructed certain versions of their realities as they observed,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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Lenters, Kimberly; Whitford, Alec – Literacy, 2018
In this article, we explore the idea that comedy, with its often unorthodox ways of looking at, experiencing, and responding to the world, offers untold possibility for classroom literacy instruction. The article focuses on the potential of Improv comedy as socio-materialist literacy in the classroom. It provides an account of Improv as a form of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Comedy, Humor, Literacy Education
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Heydon, Rachel; McKee, Lori; O'Neill, Susan – Literacy, 2018
This exploratory case study examined the affordances of singing as a multimodal literacy practice within ensembles that featured art, singing and digital media produced in an intergenerational programme that served a class of kindergarten children and community elders. The programme that was set up by the study in collaboration with a rural school…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Art Activities, Singing
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Harrison, Colin – Literacy, 2018
Pedagogic focus is shifting increasingly from teaching students to search the Internet efficiently to encouraging critical Internet literacy, but this paper argues that these more complex and subtle skills are both challenging to teach and difficult to identify. The paper presents an analysis of the discourse of triads of fifth graders undertaking…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Internet, Online Searching
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Paul, Casey Medlock – Literacy, 2018
This collective case study explores the strategies history, science and math teachers use to conduct close readings in their disciplines. Through qualitative analysis of forum posts and lesson plans submitted to a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed as professional development (PD), this study examines the strategies history, science and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Lesson Plans, Online Courses, Faculty Development
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Aliagas, Cristina; Margallo, Ana María – Literacy, 2017
This paper reports on some data on the effects of screen-based interactivity on children's engagement with storybook apps during family shared book reading that were gathered in a 2-year, small-scale ethnographic case study in Spain. Data analysis focuses on the complex interplay between the storybook app's interactive features and the children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Responses, Interaction
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