Lauer, Janice M. “Dappled Discipline”

Lauer, Janice M. "Composition Studies: Dappled Discipline." Rhetoric Review 3.1 (1984): 20-29. Lauer paints composition studies as a complex and often misunderstood discipline, and she spends time supplying a synopsis of prior scholarship to establish footing in the field. She defends composition studies as a multidisciplinary and multimodal arena, pointing to complications in its position as … Continue reading Lauer, Janice M. “Dappled Discipline”

McTavish, Marianne. ‘‘I’ll do it my own way!’’: A young child’s appropriation and recontextualization of school literacy practices in out-of-school spaces

Abstract: What do young children do with the literacies they have learned at school? This article reexamines traditional notions of literacy by documenting a second grade child’s literacy practices in school and out-of-school contexts. Data collected included field notes, interviews, observations of school and out-of-school literacy practices, and artefacts (such as worksheets, constructions and computer … Continue reading McTavish, Marianne. ‘‘I’ll do it my own way!’’: A young child’s appropriation and recontextualization of school literacy practices in out-of-school spaces