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Welcome Everyone!


I've attached the course reading schedule below with so that you can click on the links to the articles that are online.

More importantly, I've put PDFs of the articles that are not available online here in a folder. (There's one extra, an article by Jabari Mahiri that you might enjoy if you're into techy literacy stuff.)  


Here's the folder for the Tic Tac Toe for your YA books.  Do a different Tac Tac Toe direction for each book.





Course Schedule

(Subject to change to meet the needs of students and the course.)



Texts & Due Dates

Jan. 22

What is Literacy?

Introduction to the course



Jan. 29

Literacy & Democracy

Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Adol Lit (intro, Interlude 1)


Memoir Pocket due

Email link to your blog before class


Feb.  5

Purpose of schooling


Illich, Deschooling Society



Feb. 12

Adolescents & Literacy Education

Adol Lit (Chs. 1-4)


Digital Story due


Feb. 19

Teaching of Reading

Adol Lit (Chs. 5-6, Interlude 2, 3)


Siegel, M. (2006). Rereading the Signs: Multimodal Transformations in the Field of Literacy Education. Language Arts, 84(1), 65-77.


Wissman, K. (2003). "Can't Let it All Go Unsaid": Sistahs Reading, Writing, and Photographing Their Lives. Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 1(3). Available: http://www.urbanedjournal.org/archive/Issue3/notes/notes0006.html


Feb. 26

Teaching of Writing

Adol Lit (Ch. 10-13, Interlude 4)


Life Album Project due


Mar.  5

New Media Literacies

Adol Lit (Ch. 14)


Kinzer, C.K. (2003). The importance of recognizing the expanding boundaries of literacy. Reading Online, 6(10). Available: www.readingonline.org/electronic/elec_index.asp?HREF=/electronic/kinzer/index.html


New London Group. (1996). A pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing social futures. Harvard Educational Review, 66(1), 60-92.


Mar. 12, 19



Spring Break


Mar. 26

Young Adult Fiction

Adol Lit (Chs. 7-9)


Leland, C. H. & Harste, J. C., (Sep 1994). Multiple Ways of Knowing:  Curriculum in a New Key. Language Arts, 71, 337-345.


Tic-Tac-Toe Response due on 2 YA books


April 2

New Media Literacies

Warschauer, M.. (July, 2002). Reconceptualizing the Digital Divide. GO TO THE PDF, the link was dead...  ;)


Goodman, B. and Dretzin, R. (Producers) & Goodman, B. (Director). (2001, Feb 27). Frontline: Merchants of Cool [Television Broadcast]. Boston: WGBH http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/


April 9

New Media Literacies

Jenkins, H., Clinton, K., Purushotma, R., Robison, A., & Weigel, M. (2006). Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture:

Media Education for the 21st Century.  MacArthur Foundation.



Gee, J.P. (2003). High Score Education. Wired Magazine. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.05/view.html?pg=1


King, B. (2003).  Educators Turn to Games for Help. Wired Magazine. http://www.wired.com/news/games/0,2101,59855,00.html


April 16

Modes of Inquiry

Adol Lit (Chs. 15-16, 20, Afterward)


Teacher/Tutor Inquiry Journal due


April 23



(Chs. 17-18, Interlude 5)


Add’l Article on New Modes of Assessment, TBD


April 30

New Spaces of Representation


Kist, W. (May 2000) Beginning to create the new literacy classroom:  What does the new literacy look like? Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 43(8), 710-718.


Duncum, P. (2004). Visual Culture Isn't Just Visual: Multiliteracy, Multimodality and Meaning. Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research 45(3), 252-264.

Various Websites, TBD






FINAL Project due

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