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Bell, Athene; Ewaida, Marriam; Lynch, Megan R.; Zenkov, Kristien – Voices from the Middle, 2011
This article reports on the findings of a photography and literacy project ("Through Students' Eyes") the authors conducted with middle level English language learners and alternative high school youth from a mid-Atlantic (US) ex-urban area. In order to bridge middle and high school settings, the authors used multimodal and photo…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Areas, Photography, Video Technology
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Maples, Joellen; Groenke, Susan – Voices from the Middle, 2009
The authors unpack a unit in which students were asked to consider the question, "Who and what is an American?" The activity originated with a discussion of 6 fictional profiles; students were asked to place these people along a continuum from "least American" to "most American." The resulting discussions broadened…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Middle School Students, Literary Criticism, Immigrants
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Meyer, Richard J. – Voices from the Middle, 2006
Some journeys that the author and his colleagues take are by choice and others are forced upon them. Some they take because their hearts, minds, and spirits are drawn to the "rightness" of what lies ahead. Others are done out of obligation and still others rest in their compliance to the demands of others. This article is actually about…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Literacy, Researchers, Educational Practices