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Volume 13(1)

Academic Articles | Academic Book Reviews | CYAL Book Reviews | Poetry and Art

 

Intertextuality by Jerome C. Harste


Editors’ Introduction

Editors’ Introduction

Jennifer Jackson Whitley and Nick Thompson


Academic Articles

Voices from the Field

 

A Narrative Reflection on Examining Text and World for Social Justice: Combatting Bullying and Harassment with Shakespeare

Stephanie Anne Shelton

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Critical Literacy and Transgender Topics in an Upper Elementary Classroom: A Portrait of Possibility

Jill M. Hermann-Wilmarth, Rosemary Lannen, & Caitlin L. Ryan

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Featured Articles

 

Are We Making ‘PROGRESS’? A Critical Literacies Framework to Engage Pre-service Teachers for Social Justice

Holly C. Matteson & Ashley S. Boyd

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A Case Study of Struggle and Success: Profiling a Third Grader’s Reading and Writing in a Multimodal Curriculum

Angela M. Wiseman, Melissa Pendleton, Christine Christiansen, & Nicole Nesheim

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Representations of Adoption in Contemporary Realistic Fiction for Young Adults

Sue Christian Parsons, Robin Fuxa, Faryl Kander, & Dana Hardy

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Power and Agency in a High Poverty Elementary School: How Teachers Experienced a Scripted Reading Program

Rebecca Powell, Susan Chambers Cantrell, & Pamela Correll

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Academic Book Reviews

The academic book reviews in this issue reflect the broad range of texts bearing relevance to the field of language and literacy education. One overarching theme is the need to explore what lies outside of the norm. Reviewers with diverse backgrounds take on texts focusing on theory, practice, research, and issues of societal justice and equity. Through summary and critique, reviewers bring you their unique perspectives on current literature in the field.

Kathleen R. McGovern, Academic Book Review Editor, bookrev@uga.edu


Review of
WHAM! Teaching with Graphic Novels Across the Curriculum by William G. Brozo, Gary Moorman, and Carla K. Meyer

Reviewers: Chyllis E. Scott, Cadence Taylor, Bridgette Buhlman, Ana Dunne, Chelsea Garmon, Nerissa Lopez, and Alexandria Miles

 

 

 

 

 

Review of Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap by Paul C. Gorski

Reviewer: Matthew J. Moulton

 

 

 

 

 

Review of Learning from the Federal Market-Based Reforms: Lessons for the Every Student Succeeds Act by William J. Mathis and Tina M. Trujillo

Reviewer: Patrick Shannon

 

 

 

 


Review of
Humanizing research: Decolonizing qualitative inquiry with youth and communities by Django Paris and Maisha T. Winn

Reviewer: Stephanie Anne Shelton

 

 

 

 


Review of
What Connected Educators Do Differently by Todd Whitaker, Jimmy Casas, and Jeffrey Zoul

Reviewer: Melissa Adams-Budde and Joy Myers

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Review of Practical Classroom Implementations that Yield Results: A Book Review of Maximizing Motivation for Literacy Learning: Grades K-6 by Barbara A. Marinak, Linda B. Gambrell, Susan A. Mazzoni

Reviewer: Rebecca Benjamin

 

 

 

 


Review of
 Reading Upside Down: Identifying and Addressing Opportunity Gaps in Literacy Instruction by Deborah L. Wolter

Reviewer: Yanty Wirza

 

 

 

 


Review of
Challenging perceptions in primary education: Exploring issues in practice, edited by Margaret Sangster

Reviewer: Lin Chen

 

 

 


Children & Young Adult Literature (CYAL) Book Reviews

The Journal of Language and Literacy Education reviews recently published or soon to be published children’s and young adult literature. Our hope is to provide a space for student voices to be heard in response to the literature that is written for them. We put special emphasis on our student reviewers’ thoughts and emotions tied to their reading of these books. We also highlight educator and adult reviews of these books to show their value to educators throughout the country.

T. Hunter Strickland, CYAL Book Review Editor, cyalbookrev@uga.edu.

Local Author Spotlight

Podcast and Interview: Stan Mullins and T. Hunter Strickland

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Elementary School Book


Review of
Treasure Town by Doug Wilhelm & Illustrated by Sarah-Lee Terrat

Student Reviewer: Askia Hylton

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Mary Guay

 

 

 

 

 

Review of Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger & Cece Bell

Student Reviewer: Pharaoh N. Nuruddin

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Sharon M. Nuruddin


Review of
Inspector Flytrap in The President’s Mane is Missing by Tom Angleberger & Cece Bell

Student Reviewer: Pharaoh N. Nuruddin

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Sharon M. Nuruddin

 

 

 Middle School Books


Review of
Fannie Never Flinched by Mary Cronk Farrell

Student Reviewer: Spencer Hadley

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Heidi Lyn Hadley

 

 

 

Review of Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger & Paul Dellinger

Student Reviewer: Brennan Kajder

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Sara Kajder

 

 

 

High School Books


Review of
The Intuitives by Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown

Student Reviewer: Jordan White

Adult/Educator Reviewer: Margaret A. Robbins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review of The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Student Reviewer: Brantley Power

Adult/Educator Reviewer: T. Hunter Strickland

 

 


Poetry & Art

In the Spring 2017 issue of JoLLE, we are proud to present a Poetry & Arts section that explores the intertwined and dynamic relationship between language, teaching, and learning in diverse contexts. Our poets and artists, who are also researchers and educators, provide us both practical inspiration and poetic interpretation of many issues, such as students’ voice and self-discovery, multimodal teaching and learning, and interpersonal communication in education.

Kuo Zhang, Poetry & Arts Editor, jolleart@uga.edu

“Sarah’s First Visit to Shanghai” Author: Lei Jiang

God-Read English” Author: Lei Jiang

“International Student Learns about American Chinese Food” Author: Viviane Klen Alves Moore

“Manifesto: The Mad Teacher Liberation Front” Author: Rebecca Powell

“Writing Club” Author: Agie Behounek

“Sentences Make Sense” Author: Sheryl Lain

“The Disenfranchised Learner” Authors: Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Laura Hudock, Paul Ricks, Rene Rodriguez-Astacio

“Intertextuality” Author: Jerome C. Harste

“Out of the Box Scholarship” Author: Jerome C. Harste

“The Reader” Author: Jonathan Eakle


Co-Principal Editors
Nick Thompson & Jennifer Jackson Whitley

Managing Editor
Heidi Lyn Hadley

Production Editor
Bradley Robinson

Conference Chair
Rachel Kaminski Sanders

Digital Content Editor
William J. Fassbender

Academic Book Review Editor
Kathleen R. McGovern

Poetry and Art Editor
Kuo Zhang

CYAL (Children & Young Adult Literature) Editor
T. Hunter Strickland

Scholars Speak Out Editor
Lourdes Cardozo-Gaibisso

Communications Editor
Kalianne L. Neumann

Review Board
Sharon M. Nuruddin
S. R. Toliver

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Peter Smagorinsky

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