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Research in the Teaching of English, Vol. 31, No. 4, December 1997

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Table of Contents

  • EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION

    Abstract: Available in print version only.

    Keywords: Research, College

  • Good-Enough Reading: Momentum and Accuracy in the Reading of Complex Fiction

    Margaret Mackey

    Abstract: Describes one element of the reading act as it operates in time--how "good-enough" readers of complex fiction strike a personal balance between the need for momentum and the need for accountability to the text. Draws from protocols provided by 33 readers, from eighth grade to Ph.D. level, following two readings of a novel.

    Keywords: Literature, Research, Reading, Middle, Secondary, College

  • Working through Discourse Genres in School

    Deborah Hicks

    Abstract: Explores possible benefits of placing considerations of genre as more central to dialogs and debates about language arts education. Aims for a theoretical framework emphasizing the responsive and agentive engagement of students working through disciplinary literacies. Considers ways in which one first-grade teacher helped a non-middle-class learner to engage more deeply with science discourse genres.

    Keywords: Literacy, Pedagogy, Research, Elementary

  • Operationalizing the Concept of Discourse Community: A Case Study of One Institutional Site of Composing

    Anne Beaufort

    Abstract: Takes a systematic approach to defining and operationalizing the notion of discourse community, drawing on data from an ethnography of writing in a workplace setting. States that a single genre varied in form and function depending on the specific discourse communities in which it was used--writing events took on layered meanings in relation to other communicative activities.

    Keywords: Research, Writing, College

  • Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English

    Deborah Brown, Richard L. Larson, & Melissa Whiting

    Abstract: Presents a selected bibliography of recent research in the teaching of English. Subdivides the 51 items into sections on assessment, bilingual and foreign language education, discourse processes, family/workplace literacy, professional development, reading, research methodology, teaching and learning of literature, technology and literacy, and writing.

    Keywords: Assessment, Diversity, Language, Literacy, Literature, Pedagogy, Research, Technology, Writing, Reading, Elementary, Middle, Secondary, College, Professional Development

  • GUEST REVIEWERS

    Abstract: Available in print version only.

    Keywords: Research, College

  • Author Index

    Abstract: Available in print version only.

    Keywords: Research, College

  • Subject Index

    Abstract: Available in print version only.

    Keywords: Research, College

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