English Journal Vol 102 No 5


21   “Living Large and Taking Charge!” Students Read and Write Their Way to a High School Writing Center
Jane Greer and Djana Trofimoff
Follow their yearlong journey as students  visit college writing centers, interview experts, prepare proposals, and establish their own high school writing center.

28   The Authenticity  Spectrum: The Case of a Science Journalism
Writing Project
Angela M. Kohnen
Students  should be encouraged to explore authentic writing genres, but if those genres are not designed with a rich enough purpose and audience, the authenticity may be “latent” and not ‘functional:’

35   What Happens When High School Students Write in a College Course?
A Study of Dual Credit
Howard Tinberg and Jean-Paul Nadeau
Are students  in dual-credit writing courses missing something they would have gotten in a traditional  high school writing course?

43     Developing Academic Skills through Multigenre Autobiography
Sarah Bickens, Franny Bittman, and David J. Connor
Historical research, interviews, deep reflection, and live presentation:  this ten-chapter assignment fulfills Common Core State Standards as it engages students.

51   Hip-Hop Literature: The Politics, Poetics, and Power of Hip-Hop  in the
English Classroom
Lauren Leigh Kelly
Hip-hop and rap have built an aesthetic and cultural  relevancy that deserves its own high school course. Lauren Leigh Kelly teaches one now.

57   Embracing Intercultural  Diversification: Teaching Young Adult Literature with Native American Themes
Kenan Metzger, Andrea Box, and James Blasingame
Native American and non-Native American students  can develop a richer understanding of US literary and cultural  history by studying Native American  themes.

63   Pencils Down: Is Mimicking the Behaviors of “Good Readers” Bad for
Good Readers?
David Narter
Interrupting the enjoyment  of reading with prediction, annotation, vocabulary study, and other add-ons  may distract proficient readers from the very kinds of reading we want them to do.

69   Challenging Perspectives on Young Adult Literature
Sean P. Connors
With  its focus on classics, the Common Core State Standards may reduce attention to YA literature. Connors uses a Peanuts comic strip to demonstrate  the literariness of seemingly less-sophisticated  texts.

74   Making an Impression: VA Authors and Their Influential Teachers
Brooke  Eisenbach and Joan F. Kaywell
S. E. Hinton, Walter Dean Myers, Erin Gruwell, Chris Crutcher, and many other popular YA authors describe in their own words what their teachers did for them.


80   Three Poems
Ben F. Nelms
88   The Newest Colossus, or When I Wasn’t Puerto Rican
Jeanine Wisniewski

82   Mentoring Matters
What  Will You Tell New Teachers?
Thomas M. McCann

84   Research for the Classroom
Standards, Standardization, and Student Learning
Julie Gorlewski

89   Teaching Young Adult Literature
YA Literature  Belongs in the Classroom Because …
Mike Roberts

91   Success with Ells
Working with  English Language  Learners: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Margo DelliCarpini and Orlando  Alonso

Lisa Berger
94   Speaking My Mind
Poised to Partner: The 21st-Century School Librarian
Amy Jo Southworth