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Skerrett, Allison – English Education, 2013
This article describes an adolescent's development of multiliterate and multilingual writing practices and identities. It further explores how a literacy teacher enacted a writing pedagogy of multiliteracies that assisted the youth in building writing practices and identities. Data include interviews of the young woman and her teacher, classroom…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Multiple Literacies, Adolescents, Self Concept
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DiPardo, Anne; Staley, Sara; Selland, Makenzie; Martin, Adam; Gniewek, Olivia – English Education, 2012
This article describes a writing partnership that involved university preservice teachers and ninth grade students enrolled in an integrated social studies/language arts class. While the high school students found the experience exciting and satisfying, the preservice teachers expressed anxieties and concerns as they endeavored to foster academic…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Preservice Teachers, Writing (Composition), Cooperative Learning
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Rainey, Emily; Moje, Elizabeth Birr – English Education, 2012
We offer this article to support ELA and other subject-area teachers as they think about why disciplinary literacy teaching is important and how to enact it in robust ways. We argue that it is critical for the improvement of students' academic literacy development and overall learning that all teachers and literacy researchers attend to the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Language Arts, Reading Skills, Content Area Reading
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Johnson, Janet D. – English Education, 2012
This critical ethnographic study explores how two teacher candidates in English education used specific and varied literacy practices to enact their social justice priorities at a troubled high school in a high-need district. Data include interviews before and after the student teaching experience; observations of teaching, blogs, journals, and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Web Sites, Ethnography
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Thein, Amanda Haertling; Guise, Megan; Sloan, DeAnn Long – English Education, 2012
English educators at all levels have endeavored to understand difference in their classrooms both in terms of the content that they teach and in terms of the social and cultural identities of students in their classrooms. However, although educators have come a long way in understanding identity as it is constituted by race and gender, much work…
Descriptors: Social Class, English Instruction, Literature, Case Studies
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Newell, George E.; Connors, Sean P. – English Education, 2011
This article reports a study of a university supervisor and a preservice English language arts teacher as they worked collaboratively within two different field experience sites to develop a conceptual understanding of instructional scaffolding. An analysis of classroom observations and mentoring conversations was conducted to examine how the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, English Teachers
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Smagorinsky, Peter; Wilson, Amy Alexandra; Moore, Cynthia – English Education, 2011
This longitudinal case study follows one high school English teacher's path of concept development over a two-year period encompassing her student teaching and first year of full-time teaching, both at the same rural school in the southeastern United States. The authors use a sociocultural theoretical framework emerging from the work of Vygotsky…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, High Schools, Rural Schools, Grammar
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Davila, Denise – English Education, 2011
This study investigates the outcomes of two novice preservice teachers' (PSTs') attempts at taking up the roles of critical guides (Damico & Apol, 2008) to mediate discussions about racism in response to President Barack Obama's (2008) campaign speech "A More Perfect Union." With the objective of teaching for social justice, these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Novices, Presidents, Public Speaking
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Paris, Django – English Education, 2010
Paris examines texts worn on objects (like clothing or backpacks), delivered over electronic media, and rapped by youth emcees at a multiethnic high school. He argues that these are identity texts, used by young people to express ethnic and linguistic differences. (Contains 2 figures and 7 notes.)
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Ethnicity, Computer Mediated Communication, High School Students
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Wolfe, Paula – English Education, 2010
This case reflects a yearlong project I, as the instructor of an Advanced Methods course, conducted with my students to help them plan and implement critical literacy units in their high school and middle school student teaching placements. To do so, I assigned student teachers to explore notions of critical literacy (including resistant reading,…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Vetter, Amy – English Education, 2010
This 5-month qualitative study investigates how one high school English teacher situated students as readers and writers within daily, spontaneous classroom interactions. Specifically, the author draws on positioning theory (van Langenhove & Harre, 1999) as a lens to analyze how the teacher navigated improvised responses during three separate…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Instruction, Classroom Communication, Reading
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Rojas, Mary Alexandra – English Education, 2010
The term "Latino" in this paper adopts a U.S. definition to refer to those persons born/living in the United States who are of Latin American ancestry. U.S. Latino literature is defined as literature that is originally composed mostly in English, but not exclusively, by authors of U.S. Latino background. Selections of Latino literature…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, High Schools, Textbooks, Anthologies
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Beck, Sarah W. – English Education, 2009
Finding a way to integrate authentic learning experiences and explicit instruction is essential if teachers are to adapt to the current policy environment while at the same time acknowledging the rights of students to determine their own goals for literacy learning. Toward this end, the author presents a case study of one student's development as…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, High Stakes Tests, Essays, Literacy
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Faust, Mark; Dressman, Mark – English Education, 2009
In 2005 we began a comprehensive review of every article published in "English Journal" on the topics of poetry and its teaching since its first issue in 1912. Did high school English teachers and college professors in 1914 or 1945 or 1963 see the teaching of poetry as we see it today? Did they have similar problems and concerns? Is the sense of…
Descriptors: Poetry, English Instruction, Educational History, Journal Articles
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Zigo, Diane; Derrico, Regina Dunlavey – English Education, 2009
This article looks at a research partnership between a high school English teacher and a university teacher educator, focusing on the impact of their work of co-teaching two integrated courses in the university's teacher education program. Findings from a study conducted during their third year of working together were used to revise the course…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Collaboration
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