Goodreads.com: Using a Social Media Site as an English Teacher-Education Performance Assessment

ID: 54100 Type: Best Practices
  1. Kristina Doubet, James Madison University, United States

Friday, March 22 10:30-10:45 AM Location: Wilshire B View on map

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Abstract: Although the disciplines of reading and writing should be woven together as integrated, interdependent practices in grades 6-12 (NCTE 2016), most middle and high school teachers implement separate instructional units for reading and writing, connecting the two disciplines only through the narrow lens of literary analysis (Graham & Herbert, 2010). It is imperative, therefore, for preservice teachers to be immersed in instructional models that integrate reading and writing in meaningful fashions. This presentation will share an approach to teaching unit- and lesson-planning in an integrated fashion that uses the literary social media site, Goodreads.com, as a forum. The presentation will share the impetus for the assignment, the assignment itself, and student products and reactions.

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