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EDUC 6689 Guiding and Supporting School Literacy Environments: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 6689 Required Course Readings



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Ambrose, D., & Costello, R. (2012). The impact of a school’s literacy program on a primary classroom. Canadian Journal of Education, 35(1), 69–81.

Gregg, S. C., Hoyte, K. W., & Flint, A. S. (2012). “I could just go free in my mind”: Combining critical literacy, reader response, and writer's workshop in the elementary classroom. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 40(4), 19–25.

Kearns, L. (2011). High-stakes standardized testing and marginalized youth: An examination of the impact on those who fail. Canadian Journal of Education, 34(2), 112–130.

Madaus, G., & Russell, M. (2010). Paradoxes of high-stakes testing. Journal of Education, 190(1/2), 21–30.

Minarechová, M. (2012). Negative impacts of high-stakes testing. Journal of Pedagogy, 3(1), 82–100.

Mraz, M., Algozzine, B., & Watson, P. (2008). Perceptions and expectations of roles and responsibilities of literacy coaching. Literacy Research and Instruction, 47(3), 141–157.

Padak, N., & Rasinski, T. V. (2010). Welcoming schools: Small changes that can make a big difference. The Reading Teacher, 64(4), 294–297.

Reich, G. A., & Bally, D. (2010). Get smart: Facing high-stakes testing together. The Social Studies, 101(4), 179–184.

Turner, J. D., Applegate, A. J., & Applegate, M. D. (2009). Teachers as literacy leaders. The Reading Teacher, 63(3), 254–256.

Turner, J. D., Applegate, A. J., & Applegate, M. D. (2011). New teachers as literacy leaders. The Reading Teacher, 64(7), 550–552.

Witte, S., Beemer, J., & Arjona, C. (2010). “Re-vision”: Our journey in developing a secondary literacy plan. American Secondary Education, 39(1), 15–26.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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