English Teaching: Practice & Critique: Volume 17 Issue 4


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Bats and grammar: developing critical language awareness in the context of school reform

Meg Gebhard, Holly Graham

This paper aims to analyze how middle schoolers developed a critical awareness of language while participating in a curricular unit informed by systemic functional linguistics…

The limits of resistant reading in critical literacy practices

Cori Ann McKenzie, Scott Jarvie

This paper aims to draw from work in the field of English that questions the “limits of critique” (Felski, 2015) in order to consider the limits of critical literacy approaches to…

“Sites of control and resistance”: outlaw emotions in an out-of-school book club

Mary L. Neville

The purpose of this paper is to explore how three young women of color responded with “outlaw emotions” to the novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by…

Oral reading: practices and purposes in secondary classrooms

Maneka Deanna Brooks, Katherine K. Frankel

This paper aims to investigate teacher-initiated whole-group oral reading practices in two ninth-grade reading intervention classrooms and how teachers understood the purposes of…

Exploring multimodal writing in secondary English classrooms: a literature review

Brady Nash

This paper aims to explore recent research (2007-2017) on the implementation of multimodal writing instruction in secondary English courses. It seeks to highlight the varied ways…


Building spaces for literacy in school: mapping the emergence of a literacy makerspace

Amy Stornaiuolo, T. Philip Nichols, Veena Vasudevan

Building on the growing interest in school-based “making” and “makerspaces,” this paper aims to map the emergence of a literacy-oriented makerspace in a non-selective urban public…

“We’re all real serious filmmakers”: Learning about and creating multimodal mini-documentaries

Katina Zammit

This study aims to seek to demonstrate how explicit teaching of SFL metalinguistic and multimodal “grammars” enhanced 8-9-year-old children’s deeper understanding and production…

Digital literacies through an intersectional lens: the case of Javier

Jessica Zacher Pandya, Nat Hansuvadha, Kathleah Allene Consul Pagdilao

The purpose of this paper is to examine, through an intersectional lens, how digital video composing can be an act of redistributive social justice for students with learning…


"“La Vida de los Emigrantes”: Digital testimonios of unaccompanied Central American high school youth

Theresa Ann McGinnis

In September 2014, 1,200 unaccompanied immigrant youth, from a region of Central America known for high rates of violence and homicide, enrolled in a suburban school district of…

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