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A Secondary English Teacher's Use of New Literacies with Voice and Struggling Writers
(Virginia Tech, 2014-08-27)
Voice is an integral part of writing instruction, and over half of state writing assessments include voice on scoring rubrics; yet, there is a dearth of research on voice and writing instruction with adolescents. Increasingly ...
Fourth-Grade Narrative Fiction Writing: Using Content Analysis to Examine the Intersection of Place, High Ability, and Creativity
(Virginia Tech, 2020-04-27)
Writing gives children a chance to practice self-expression and creativity (Dobson, 2015b; Millard, 2005) as they learn needed literacy skills (Calkins, 2003). When children write, they appropriate semiotic materials from ...
Boys Who Love Books: Avid Adolescent Male Readers in the Secondary English Language Arts Classroom
(Virginia Tech, 2016-07-22)
This study was designed to explore perceptions and lived experiences of avid adolescent male readers, in order to better understand their development as readers. This study explored: (1) how previous reading experiences ...
An Examination of Elementary Learners' Transactions with Diverse Children's Books
(Virginia Tech, 2016-06-24)
This study was designed to explore the transactional relationship between young learners and diverse texts. Students' perceptions toward difference are shaped by prior, lived experiences, and books provide students with ...
A Case Study of One Teacher's Experience Using a Sociocultural View of Disability in the English Classroom
(Virginia Tech, 2019-04-22)
Teachers' attitudes are shaped by the language, culture, and power constructs surrounding the disability in our society. This qualitative case study investigated how a sociocultural lens supported an English teacher's ...