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McIntyre, Joanna – Literacy, 2016
This article draws on research into the work of Greenshoots. All young participants referred to in this article have been anonymised and pseudonyms provided. In discussions with Greenshoots and the mentors, they took the decision that they wanted to be named, and for Nottingham to be identified as the context of the place and its history is an…
Descriptors: Mentors, Artists, Creativity, Creative Writing
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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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Watson, Vaughn W. M.; Marciano, Joanne E. – Literacy, 2015
At a time when youth are increasingly negotiating new media literacy practices across multiple contexts, literacy researchers are compelled to take notice and reconsider methodologies that centre the researcher, to purposefully engage youth's knowledge, identities and new media literacies as research methodologies. To that end, the authors…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Student Role
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Huber, Adrienne; Dinham, Judith; Chalk, Beryl – Literacy, 2015
With the advent of digital technologies, a new adventure began. How the world works has changed, and we cannot go back. Digitally savvy children born in the digital age (i.e., DigiKids) are interacting with and responding to rich, curatable multimodal communications as part of their daily-lived experience. For DigiKids, traditional text-based…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Art Products, Technological Literacy, Self Expression
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Smith, Anna; Hall, Matthew; Sousanis, Nick – Literacy, 2015
Drawing from the research methods of three distinct literacy studies, in this piece, we highlight the visualisation approaches integral to our enquiry processes as researchers working to make sense of literacy and learning. We aim to encourage, provoke even, a conversation about visualisation processes in literacy research by sharing the…
Descriptors: Visualization, Musical Composition, Figurative Language, Cartoons
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Varga-Dobai, Kinga – Literacy, 2015
This manuscript describes how innovative literacy practices such as multigenre writing and artifactual critical literacy have been used to tap into pre-service teachers' cultural identities while responding to literature. In the process of responding to literature, personal experience is crucial; therefore, in this study, I focused on the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Literature Appreciation, Critical Literacy, Literary Genres
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Lysaker, Judith; Sedberry, Tiffany – Literacy, 2015
In racially and culturally homogeneous school settings, opportunities for children to interact with those who are unlike themselves are not always available. Picture book retellings provide contexts within which students are exposed to racial and cultural differences by allowing them to engage in vicarious events with people they might not…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Racial Differences, Cultural Differences, Grade 4
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Kucer, Stephen B. – Literacy, 2015
This research examines the characteristics of reader understandings that vary from those stated in the text. Eighty-seven fourth graders orally read complex academic literary and scientific texts, followed by probed retellings. Retold ideas not directly supported by, or reflective of, the texts were identified. These differing understandings…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Individual Differences, Discourse Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Curwood, Jen Scott; Lammers, Jayne C. – Literacy, 2015
Young fanfiction writers use the Internet to build networks of reading, writing and editing--literacy practices that are highly valued in schools, universities and workplaces. While prior research shows that online spaces frame multiple kinds of participation as legitimate, much of this work focuses on the extensive contributions of exceptional…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literary Genres, Fiction, Internet
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Blikstad-Balas, Marte; Sørvik, Gard Ove – Literacy, 2015
This article addresses how methodological approaches relying on video can be included in literacy research to capture changing literacies. In addition to arguing why literacy is best studied in context, we provide empirical examples of how small, head-mounted video cameras have been used in two different research projects that share a common aim:…
Descriptors: Literacy, Video Technology, Photography, Difficulty Level
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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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Flynn, Naomi – Literacy, 2015
This article explores the use of Bourdieusian analysis for examining how policy and practice interact in the teaching of English and therefore in the development of children's language and literacy, in particular how. Bourdieusian analysis uncovers the ways in which teachers' practice has been influenced unconsciously by centralised shaping of the…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship, English Instruction
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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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Brady, Jude – Literacy, 2015
This paper examines the official requirement for the promotion of standard English using Bourdieu's concepts of the production and reproduction of legitimate language. It explores the political drive behind the demand for this standard dialect in England and, through a survey on the views of fifty-two 14 and 15 year olds, analyses the impact that…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, English, Surveys, Adolescents
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Alexander, Joy; Jarman, Ruth – Literacy, 2015
The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize is awarded annually in the United Kingdom for the best science information book, and the winning book is chosen by panels of young people. This article discusses the findings of a study of the responses to the books and to their judging experience of young people who participated on panels in the 2011…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Nonfiction
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