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Issue Theme: Creating Community

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

FROM THE EDITORS
Toby Emert and R. Joseph Rodríguez

HIGH SCHOOL MATTERS: Sharing Student Writing through Listening Parties
Vaughn W. M. Watson
Members of the Secondary Section Steering Committee comment on topics of importance to English language arts educators.

SPEAKING MY MIND: Whose Classroom Is It, Anyway?
Dana Ferraro
“Speaking My Mind” invites readers to speak out about controversial issues relevant to the teaching of English language arts.

SPEAKING MY MIND; This Is Not a Drill: The Forecast Calls for Microaggressions
Joel Garza
“Speaking My Mind” invites readers to speak out about controversial issues relevant to the teaching of English language arts.

SPACIOUS TEACHING WITH IMMIGRANT-ORIGIN YOUTH: WHO YOU ARE IS WELCOME HERE
Carrie Symons and Christina Ponzio
To develop a welcoming classroom, the authors implemented a “spacious teaching” model in their work with immigrant-origin youth participating in a summer program.

“I NEEDED THAT”: AN IMPROVISATIONAL CLASSROOM ETHOS
Samuel Jaye Tanner
Because theatrical improv inspires laughter, playful movement, and connections, Samuel Jaye Tanner regularly incorporates it into his instruction.

WHERE WE’RE FROM: POETRY, PLACEMAKING, AND COMMUNITY IDENTITY
Amanda Rigell and Arianna Banack
A unit on poetry and place helped Amanda Rigell’s eighth graders “talk back” to common stereotypes about the Appalachian community where they live.

FAN SPACES AS THIRD SPACES: TAPPING INTO THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY OF FANDOM
Jen McConnel
Jen McConnel found that introducing aspects of fan culture in her classroom fostered a sense of playfulness and camaraderie.

BUILDING CRITICAL CLASSROOM COMMUNITY THROUGH HIP-HOP LITERATURE
Lauren Leigh Kelly
An elective hip-hop literature course for juniors and seniors supported the students’ critical media literacy and their sociopolitical development.

A CIRCLE OF TRUST: CREATING A COMMUNITY OF WRITERS
Leilya Pitre
A former high school teacher designed a Teaching of Writing course for preservice English teachers as a series of learning activities that emphasize collegiality and respect.

CRAFTING COMMUNITIES OF WRITERS: ADVICE FROM TEENS
Ann D. David, Annamary Consalvo, and Amy Vetter
The authors interviewed teens in five states to catalog their ideas about how teachers can build communities of writers.

COSMOPOLITAN CONVERSATIONS IN A MULTICULTURAL AND MULTILINGUAL CLASSROOM
Deirdre Faughey
When a teacher encouraged discussions of individual cultural identities, she found that student relationships in her classroom grew more complex.

BACKCHANNELING AS AN APPROACH TO DISCUSSING LITERATURE
Robyn Seglem and Jay C. Percell
AP Literature students participated in a series of real-time online discussions to complement the in-class conversations they were having about The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

“IT WAS LIKE I WAS THERE”: INSPIRING ENGAGEMENT THROUGH VIRTUAL REALITY
Clarice M. Moran and Maya K. Woodall
The setting and characters of To Kill a Mockingbird came to life in new ways when eighth graders in Georgia explored virtual reality apps as they studied the novel.

THE HONOR LIST OF 2018 PRIZE-WINNING YOUNG ADULT BOOKS: FOLLOWING YOUR HEART AND SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH
Bryan Gillis
After reviewing the books that appeared on the 2018 awards lists, Bryan Gillis compiled a list of six must-reads.

POEM: THIS GIRL’S AMBITION
Maria Fischer

POEM: DITTO
Christine Hemp

BEYOND BINARY GENDER IDENTITIES: Gender Identity Justice in Schools and Communities
sj Miller
sj Miller shares key ideas from a TEDMED talk that called for greater understanding of gender identity in educational policy, theory, and practice.

JOURNEYS INWARD: Reading (at Heart) with English Learners
Luis Javier Pentón Herrera
The answers on a reading worksheet submitted by the students in his ESOL classes send the author on an exploration of new pathways to lifelong literacy.

FROM CAMPUS TO CLASSROOM: Visibility as Activism: The Choice to Be “Out” in the Teaching Profession
Megan O’Connor
Making the choice to come out to her class during student teaching felt both powerful and frightening for Megan O’Connor.

BOOKS-IN-ACTION: Strategies and Hope: Teaching English to Teens with Autism
Kia Jane Richmond
Kia Jane Richmond examines a new book in support of students with autism in the English language arts classroom.

CRITICAL GLOBAL LITERACIES: Beyond the Book: Taking Global Action
Crystal Chen Lee and Kimberly Dickstein
After reading a memoir about a child soldier in Sierra Leone, Kimberly’s classes created an advocacy campaign to support a survivor of the South Sudanese Civil War.

TEACHING CREATIVE WRITING: Veterans, Students, and Creative Writing: Creating Cultural Cohesion in the Classroom
Jason Poudrier
A veteran of the Iraq War offers advice for connecting veterans and students through creative writing workshops.

TEACHING SHAKESPEARE: Shakespeare Performance in a Virtual and Real Global Classroom
Clayton Stromberger
Two Shakespeare classrooms on opposite sides of the globe read, discuss, and perform Macbeth virtually.

BOOKENDED: A Mirror in Hand, but Make It Spanglish
Isabel Quintero
Isabel Quintero examines the evolution of her Chicana identity.