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2019 May English Journal, v108.5

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Issue Theme: Fakery v. Facts

Level(s): Middle, Secondary

ISBN/ISSN: 0013-8274

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Issue Theme: Fakery v. Facts

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

FROM THE EDITORS
Toby Emert and R. Joseph Rodríguez

HIGH SCHOOL MATTERS: Detecting Reality in the Digital World
Ann Marie Quinlan
Members of the Secondary Section Steering Committee comment on topics of importance to English language arts educators.

SPEAKING MY MIND: Teaching Katniss: When and How to Throw Out the Lesson Plan
Dana Huff
“Speaking My Mind” invites readers to speak out about controversial issues relevant to the teaching of English language arts.

SPEAKING MY MIND: Democratic Listening
Heather Hurst
“Speaking My Mind” invites readers to speak out about controversial issues relevant to the teaching of English language arts.

THE CONTEXT/LICENSE/PRIVILEGE PROTOCOL: STUDENTS’ IDENTITIES AND RELEVANT CONVERSATIONS
Tate Henderson Aldrich
A structured discussion protocol encouraged respectful, constructive conversations about difficult issues for students in a New Hampshire classroom.

TEACHING ONLINE RESEARCH AS A CRITICAL LITERACY SKILL
Angela M. Kohnen
Surveying students about how they conducted online research caused Angela M. Kohnen to question the “rules” they had been taught.

HEROIN ZOMBIES AND HAUNTING STATISTICS: HELPING STUDENTS REIMAGINE THE RESEARCH PRODUCT
Christy Moore
After being introduced to a framework for integrating technology and content, a high school teacher in Virginia redesigned her eleventh-grade research unit.

INTERROGATING INFLUENCE: LEVERAGING THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Kristine Pytash and Elizabeth Testa
The authors worked with preservice teachers and youth in a juvenile detention center to pilot a curriculum focused on critical engagement with online text.

AVOIDING FAKERY: ACTIVITIES TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR EFFECTIVE SEARCHES

Jonathan Ostenson and Elise Silva
The authors argue for thinking critically about sources and guiding students more purposefully early in the research process.

GRAPHIC POSSIBILITIES IN AN ERA OF FAKE NEWS
Amanda Gardner
A veteran teacher proposes that examining “closure”—reading the space between panels—in graphic texts can help students recognize information bias in other texts.

THINKING INDUCTIVELY ABOUT CONVENTIONS: ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT
Brandie Bohney
A surprising conversation with her young daughter inspired Brandie Bohney to incorporate mentor texts to help students make sense of convention rules.

“CAN WE DO THIS?”: COCREATING CURRICULUM WITH A TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY MINDSET
Deirdre Faughey
Ninth graders in a “blended” classroom experimented with short podcast projects about Romeo and Juliet, highlighting in-school and out-of-school literacies.

“I NEVER THINK OF THE GIRLS”: CRITICAL GENDER INQUIRY WITH SUPERHEROES
Ashley K. Dallacqua and David E. Low
After their middle school developed a curriculum on comics, six students met with a teacher-researcher for a year to continue the critical conversations that started in language arts class.

WHY READ? MY TIME WITH SAMUEL PEPYS
Gary Soto
Poet and essayist Gary Soto considers the senses while reading and the purpose of maintaining a reading life.

POEM: METRO STOP: ARLINGTON CEMETERY
Ashieda McKoy

POEM:JUST ONE TIME
Dan Clark

BEYOND BINARY GENDER IDENTITIES: Boxed In before Three Years Old
Bess Collins Van Asselt
Bess Collins Van Asselt cocreated a life history with Sam, a member of the queer and transgender storytelling group she mentored.

JOURNEYS INWARD: That’s How the Light Gets In
Michael B. Sherry
Even the most effective teaching methods and routines may not sufficiently guide us when tragedy enters the classroom.

FROM CAMPUS TO CLASSROOM: Navigating Pedagogy: A Preservice Teacher’s Dilemma
Jordan Virgil
Jordan Virgil considers how preservice teachers learn to steer their way through the tensions found in the roiling waters of the ELA classroom.

BOOKS-IN-ACTION: Traveling toward Hope in the ELA Classroom
Nicole Sieben
Reviewed: Making the Journey by Leila Christenbury and Ken Lindblom

CRITICAL GLOBAL LITERACIES: Encouraging Cosmopolitan Approaches through Socratic Seminars
Jacquelyn Chappel
Jacquelyn Chappel shares a classroom study of how inquiry through Socratic seminars of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart promoted cosmopolitan perspectives among students at a Christian school.

TEACHING SHAKESPEARE: Owning Shakespeare through Translation
Laura B. Turchi and Ann C. Christensen
The column editors invited a professor and teacher-collaborator to share their translation expertise, using Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will as an example.

BOOKENDED: Lines and Circles
Kirstin Cronn-Mills
In this essay, YA author Kirstin Cronin-Mills discusses the experience of having a film made about her novel.

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