Recommended Resources: English and Literacy Instructional Resources

Posted: 10/09/2011 in Recommended Resources: English and Literacy Instructional Resources

Click the “Recommended Literacy Resources for Teachers” link above to find a list of general literacy resources and some useful journal articles pertaining to topics our students find interesting and meaningful.  Enjoy!

General Literacy Resources

Struggling   Allington, R. L. (2011). What really matters to struggling readers: Designing research-based programs.

Product Details  Beers, K. (2003). When kids can’t read: What teachers can do

Literacy Teaching   Eckert, L. S., & Alsup, J. (2015). Literacy teaching and learning in rural communities: Problematizing stereotypes, challenging myths.

Readicide   Gallagher, K. (2009). Readicide: How schools are killing reading and what you can do about it.

Video Games   Gee, J. P. (2007). What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy. (2nd ed.).

Product Details   Groenke, S. L., & Scherff, L. (2010). Teaching YA lit through differentiated instruction

Teaching Young Adult Literature Today: Insights, Considerations, and Perspectives for the Classroom Teacher   Hayn, J. A., & Kaplan, J. S. (Eds.). (2012). Teaching young adult literature today

Ways   Heath, S. B. (1983). Ways with words: Language, life, and work in communities and classrooms.

Adolescents   Kadjer, S. (2010). Adolescents and digital literacies: Learning alongside our students.

urban   Kinloch, V. (2011). Urban literacies: Critical perspectives on language, learning, and community.

Search   Kirkland, D. E. (2013). A search past silence: The literacy of young black men.

Book   Miller, D. (2009). The book whisperer: Awakening the inner reader in every child.

Product Details Milner, J. O., Milner, L.M., & Mitchell, J. F. (Eds.). (2012). Bridging English (5th ed.).

Engaging American Novels: Lessons from the Classroom  Milner, J. O., & Pople, C. A. (Eds.). (2011). Engaging American novels: Lessons from the classroom.

Product Details Morrell, E. (2004). Linking literacy and popular culture: Finding connections for lifelong learning

Critical   Morrell, E., Duenas, R., Garcia, V., & Lopez, J. (2013). Critical media pedagogy: Teaching for achievement in city schools.

Masculinity   Newkirk, T. (2002). Misreading masculinity: Boys, literacy, and popular culture.

Reader   Rosenblatt, L. (1994). The reader, the text, the poem: The transactional theory of the literacy work.

Reading   Smith, M., & Wilhelm, J. (2002). Reading don’t fix no Chevys: Literacy in the lives of young men.

"You Gotta BE the Book": Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents, Second Edition (Language and Literacy Series (Teachers College Pr)) (Language & Literacy) Wilhelm, J. (2007). You gotta BE the book”: Teaching engaged and reflective reading with adolescents (2nd ed.).

What the Literature Says about our Students’ Reading Interests

Bull, K. B. (2011). Connecting with texts: Teacher candidates reading young adult literature. Theory Into Practice, 50(3), 223-230.

Hughes-Hassell, S., & Rodge, P. (2007). The leisure reading habits of urban adolescents. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 51(1), 22-33.

McKenna, M. C., Kear, D. J., & Ellsworth, R. A. (1995). Children’s attitudes toward reading: A national survey. Reading Research Quarterly, 30(4), 934-956.

Pitcher, S. M., Martinez, G., Dicembre, E. A., Fewster, D., & McCormick, M. K. (2010). The literacy needs of adolescents in their own words. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 53(8), 636-645.

Simpson, A. (1996). Fictions and facts: An investigation of the reading practices of girls and boys. English Education, 28(4), 268-279.



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