English Teaching: Practice & Critique: Volume 16 Issue 1


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Multimodal exploration of civic stance in the English Language Arts classroom

Candance Doerr-Stevens

This study/paper aims to explore civic participation within multimodal expression. With the rise of content produced and circulated within participatory cultures online, there has…

Educational innovation as re-mediation: a sociocultural perspective

Sarah W. Beck

The purpose of this theoretical essay is to discuss recent scholarship in sociocultural studies of literacy – including two recent books by Peter Smagorinsky (2011) and Luis Moll…

Seeking rhythm in white noise: working with whiteness in English education

Samuel Jaye Tanner, Christina Berchini

The authors of this paper are both white English education scholars with antiracist agendas. This conceptual manuscript aims – in part – to better understand the backlash both of…

Reassessment of sentence combining and decombining: The effects of sentence manipulation activities on reading comprehension

Hansol Lee, Jang Ho Lee

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of sentence combining (SC) and sentence decombining (SD) activities on fostering reading comprehension. As a widely used…

Classroom-based action research with secondary school students of English Literature: A teacher-researcher’s reflection

Audrey B. Wood

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on some of the professional and practical challenges which emerged during the process of carrying out a small-scale action research project…


Telling stories: engaging critical literacy through urban legends in an English secondary school

Susan Jones, Katie Chapman

Non-dominant voices have been further marginalised in the most recent national curriculum in England (DfE, 2014), and those working across the English teaching profession often…

Engaging English language learners through interactive read-alouds: a literature review

Mikel Walker Cole, Pamela J. Dunston, Tracy Butler

The purpose of this paper is to review published research on using interactive read-alouds in the instruction of English language learners (ELLs). In particular, this paper…


The morphing assessment terrain for English learners in US schools

Mary Hutchinson, Xenia Hadjioannou

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the public policy reshaping the assessment terrain for English learners (ELs) across the USA and to consider the…

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