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Williamson, Thea – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
This embedded case study investigates the nature of authorship in a secondary English Language Arts classroom by examining two adolescents' writing identities and experiences writing across genres. Using rhetorical genre theory, the study illustrates how composition and notions of authorship in this context were strongly informed by…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Authors, Language Arts, Writing Instruction
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Moll, Luis C. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
This article discusses a sociocultural approach we have developed, which we refer to as funds of knowledge. The emphasis of the funds of knowledge work has been to develop both theory and methods through which educators can approach and document the funds of knowledge of families and re-present them on the bases of the knowledge, resources, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Context
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Kohnen, Angela M.; Adams, Brittany – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
This article reports on a qualitative study of the graduate-level course "teaching multiliteracies." At the time of the study, 24 of the 27 enrolled students were originally from China, and the experiences of 4 of these students are highlighted. Analysis examined how students' figured worlds of education intersected with course concepts…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multiple Literacies, Literacy Education, Graduate Students
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Lew, Shim; Siffrinn, Nicole E. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
This study explores the language ideologies of preservice teachers (PTs) in undergraduate English for Speakers of Other Languages courses. In particular, it examines 200 PTs' written reflections to better understand how they conceptualize the role of language in their lives and how they use their experiences to make sense of linguistic diversity…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Multilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, English Language Learners
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Coiro, Julie; Sparks, Jesse R.; Kiili, Carita; Castek, Jill; Lee, Changhee; Holland, Beth R. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
Multiple-source inquiry that involves collaboration and deliberation is a complex construct; accordingly, valid measurement of these related competencies should require students to demonstrate their collaborative inquiry and social deliberation skills as part of an integrated performance. In this article, we report findings from the first phase of…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Adolescents, Synchronous Communication
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Curwood, Jen Scott; Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Lammers, Jayne C.; Stornaiuolo, Amy – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
As literacy researchers trace how people make meaning across multiple contexts and online environments, ethical complexities arise that require researchers to be culturally attuned, flexible, innovative, and reflexive. This article draws on a transliteracies perspective to argue that ethical issues related to accessibility, positionality,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Internet, Literacy, Research
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Ivey, Gay – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
Can we teach children and young adults about reading while simultaneously and inseparably teaching them how to take control of their own lives and relationships, a possibility that has been just barely touched by research and even less so by educational policies and practice? This address highlights research findings that suggest the promise of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Motivation, Middle School Students, Observation
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Schwab, Emily Rose – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
This article builds on the work of adult literacy scholars to explore how dialogue journals might be used to enact a mutually humanizing pedagogy within adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classrooms. The researcher extends the discussion of using dialogue journals to consider not only how they can be used to meet the ends of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Instruction, Second Language Learning, Adult Students
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Toliver, S. R.; Jones, Stephanie P.; Jiménez, Laura; Player, Grace; Rumenapp, Joseph C.; Munoz, Joaquin – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
Much of the language at academic conferences is purely metaphorical, so it is important to understand the cultural-historical significance of the metaphors used in constructing organizational gatherings, especially the metaphor invoked by the town hall meeting. Town halls/meetings were spaces where members gathered for democratic rule in a…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Meetings, Language Usage, Figurative Language
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Leland, Christine H.; Bangert, Sara E. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
According to the American Library Association, book censorship is on the rise. While many censored books are adolescent novels, some titles for younger children are challenged as well. Books dealing with difficult social issues have been targets for censors historically, but recent attacks have focused on books portraying members of the lesbian,…
Descriptors: Activism, Art Activities, Preservice Teachers, Censorship
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Cappello, Marva; Wiseman, Angela M.; Turner, Jennifer D. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
This article presents an illustrative case study to explore the classroom potentials of critical multimodal literacy. We feature Marcela's multimodal response to demonstrate how she engaged with visual and textual tools for learning. Illustrative cases are especially useful to explore a particular issue and often involve in-depth analysis of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Grade 4, Hispanic American Students, Multiple Literacies
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Erickson, Joy Dangora – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
Although research indicates that motivation influences reading development and achievement, studies examining the motivation of primary-age readers are scarce and limited. Assuming school experiences play a role in shaping motivation, it is imperative that younger children's motivation to read within the context of reading intervention programs be…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Motivation, Specialists, Video Technology
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Johnston, Peter – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
Children's literate development is mediated by classroom talk. That same talk also mediates children's emotional, relational, self-regulatory, and moral development. Consequently, the discourse of some literacy teaching practices may be important for shaping the course of human development, and those dimensions of human development can play…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Self Management, Interaction
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Curwen, Margaret Sauceda; Ardell, Amy; MacGillivray, Laurie – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
This qualitative case study examines how fifth graders and their teachers participated in critical literacy instruction grounded in systems thinking on the topic of slavery. Systems thinking seeks to discover relationships and patterns in diverse underlying systems; critical literacy examines everyday texts, focuses on social justice and change,…
Descriptors: Activism, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Systems Approach
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Cun, Aijuan; McVee, Mary B.; Vasquez, Christopher – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
Many immigrants and refugees in the United States must confront different linguistic and cultural contexts in their everyday life. As part of a larger ethnographic study related to refugee families and literacy, this qualitative study explores how adult English as a second language (ESL) students help their classmate Htoo Eh find ways to deal with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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