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Griffith, Jason J.; Celaya, Anthony S.; Sweet, Joseph D. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2022
This research features a discourse analysis of two podcasts: the "Mobb Deep, Shook Ones, Pt. II" episode of "Song Exploder" and the "Rap on Trial" episode of "Hidden Brain." We selected these podcasts through an abductive method of what we call "fortuitous listening" because of how they reveal…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music, Cultural Context, Handheld Devices
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Williams, Olivia A. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2022
This is a multiple case study exploring five high school English teachers' perceived supports and challenges to enacting critical literacy pedagogy, and their experiences navigating the challenges. Through a structure/culture/agency framework, I sought to understand how these five teachers' leveraging of supports and sense of agency in the face of…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Literacy Education, High School Teachers, English Teachers
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Robinson, Bradley – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2022
While the influence of digital technologies on literacy expression has long been a central concern of literacy studies, the proliferation of digital platforms across contemporary life has prompted increased scholarly attention to their influence on literacy. How, this scholarship asks, do platforms' interfaces, algorithms, and business models…
Descriptors: Literacy, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Media, Content Analysis
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Arya, Diana J.; Sultana, Sabiha; Levine, Somer; Katz, Daniel; Galisky, John; Karimi, Honeiah – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2022
Grounded in the sociocultural nature of literacies and informed of the inherent biases in widely used, English-dominant reading assessments in U.S. schools, this case study traces the planning, development, and pilot administration (n = 52) of a culturally inclusive (i.e., participant informed), online reading assessment. The Critical Reading…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Reading Tests, Reading Ability
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Gotlieb, Rebecca J. M.; Immordino-Yang, Mary Helen; Gonzalez, Emily; Rhinehart, Laura; Mahjouri, Saara; Pueschel, Ellyn; Nadaya, Gina – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2022
Current conversations in literacy research call for the need to consider children's social-emotional development and academic learning in an integrated way that honors and supports the whole child in their cultural context. Here we review available literatures on the cognitive, linguistic, affective, social and cultural dimensions of typical and…
Descriptors: Youth, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Social Emotional Learning
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Lee, Alice Y. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2022
This paper argues for a Black epistemological literacy education by centering Black equity in the process of teaching literacy methods. I offer a pedagogical model that stems from my own experiences disrupting required elementary literacy methods courses. My approach utilizes Black Language to illustrate the linguistic, sociocultural, and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Black Dialects
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Diaz, Amanda R.; Schutz, Kristine M.; Woodard, Rebecca – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2022
Grounded in our commitment to support preservice teachers (PSTs) in an urban elementary teacher education program to develop anti-bias pedagogies, we engaged in a design-based study aimed at enacting critical conversations about texts that foster dialogue about power and privilege. In this analysis, we explore how PSTs engaged with children during…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Dialogs (Language)
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Qin, Kongji; Beauchemin, Faythe – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2022
Research shows that humor can play an important role in students' language learning and literacy development. However, studies on how teachers intentionally enact humor as a pedagogical tool are still limited. This classroom discourse study examines the interactional construction and pedagogical functions of humor in one U.S. multilingual high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11
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Thompson McMillon, Gwendolyn – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2022
The Black Church is the oldest anti-racist institution in America. Having educated generations of Black families, birthed schools, universities, hospitals, financial institutions, various music genres, and nurtured numerous advocates and martyrs for freedom, including access to literacy, it is directly responsible for many of the most significant…
Descriptors: Blacks, African Americans, Churches, Church Role
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Forzani, Elena; Afflerbach, Peter; Aguirre, Sarah; Brynelson, Nancy; Cervetti, Gina; Cho, Byeong-Young; Coiro, Julie; García, Georgia Earnest; Guthrie, John T.; Hinchman, Kathleen; Lee, Carol D.; Pacheco, Mariana; Pearson, P. David; Ross, Alicia; Skerrett, Allison; Uccelli, Paola – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2022
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Reading aims to measure reading comprehension for students in the United States and to monitor progress in our education system. NAEP Reading is developed based on an assessment framework document that is periodically revised to reflect the latest understandings about reading comprehension…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Evaluation Methods
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Zengilowski, Allison; Nash, Brady L.; Schuetze, Brendan A.; Schallert, Diane L. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2022
Refutation texts are resurfacing as a suggested antidote to misconceptions and "fake news." In a previous critical review of the refutation text literature, we, the author team, suggested further interrogation of the assumptions these texts imply: that learners share the same common misunderstanding about a topic, and that there is one…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Personal Autonomy, Knowledge Level, Culturally Relevant Education
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Frankel, Katherine K.; Fields, Susan S.; Ward, Alessandra E. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2021
Prior research on peer literacy teaching tends to be conceptualized as peer tutoring and often focuses on the cognitive aspects of reading (e.g., skills, strategies). In this multiple case study, we draw on theories of identity and positioning to propose a conceptual shift from "tutoring" to "mentoring" to also describe the…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Mentors, Reading Instruction, Peer Teaching
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Nash, Brady; Wetzel, Melissa Mosley; Dunham, Heather; Murdter-Atkinson, Jessica Anne – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2021
A common model for connecting theory to practice within literacy teacher preparation programs involves preservice teachers (PTs) working in field-based courses to contextualize their learning. Field-based courses create hybrid spaces for personalizing curricula and following students' lead outside of the pressures of normal classrooms. Researchers…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hendrix-Soto, Aimee – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2021
In the face of persistent racial injustice, critical literacy approaches to instruction frequently involve investigating and altering unjust racialized power structures through critical action. However, what happens when youth have become understandably skeptical of action for change? This analysis uses healing frameworks to explore the critical…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Youth, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Fontanella-Nothom, Oona – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2021
Drawing upon the methodological approach of thinking with theory and the theory of "the wake," this article details the process of teaching and learning about race and racism with first graders and their responses to the picturebook, "Let the Children March." The theoretical concept of "the weather" and the…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Bias, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ethics
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