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Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

September 2011 Volume 55, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. The New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension: Expanding the Literacy and Learning Curriculum

    Donald J. Leu, J Gregory McVerry, W Ian O'Byrne, Carita Kiili, Lisa Zawilinski, Heidi Everett-Cacopardo, Clint Kennedy & Elena Forzani

    This commentary explores a central issue for our times, online reading comprehension. It first defines three issues that have largely gone unnoticed as the Internet enters our classrooms: (1)... More

    pp. 5-14

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  2. Microblogging as a Literacy Practice for Educational Communities

    Kathy A. Mills & Vinesh Chandra

    With the advent of Web 2.0, the "social web," microblogging has emerged as a popular literacy practice through platforms such as Twitter. Yet the potential of microblogging in educational... More

    pp. 35-45

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  3. "Wiki-Ed Poetry": Transforming Preservice Teachers' Preconceptions about Poetry and Poetry Teaching

    Janette Hughes & Sue Dymoke

    This article focuses specifically on teacher candidates' preconceptions about poetry and poetry teaching and how these preconceptions shift as they work through various tasks on a wiki. Through an ... More

    pp. 46-56

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  4. Homework in Secondary Classrooms: Making It Relevant and Respectful

    Douglas Fisher, Diane Lapp & Nancy Frey

    In this article, the authors focus on homework as an adjunct for learning in secondary school classrooms. Four types of students are profiled, with detail on how the students respond to homework... More

    pp. 71-74

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  5. Reading Multimodally: What is Afforded?

    David O'Brien & Scott Voss

    Technological changes and the proliferation of digital devices have created new reading experiences for students. The rapid transition from print to digital texts is evident in the movement toward ... More

    pp. 75-78

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