Starting Over One Word at a Time: Useful and Dangerous Discourses

Evan Ortlieb, Yolanda J Majors

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Most people have struggled with reading in one situation or another, depending on their appreciation for the content, their prior experiences, and the texts. This department column shares ways for educators to help literacy learners unlock their potential with instruction anchored in their skills, knowledge, ways of learning, interests, and attitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


  • 4-Adolescence
  • 5-College/university students
  • 6-Adult
  • Motivation/engagement, At-risk factors
  • Motivation/engagement, Attitude
  • Motivation/engagement, Choice preference
  • Motivation/engagement, Expectations
  • Motivation/engagement, Interest
  • Motivation/engagement, Language development
  • Motivation/engagement, Persistence
  • Motivation/engagement, Self-efficacy
  • Oral language, Advocacy
  • Policy, Discussion strategies
  • Strategies, methods, and materials, Instructional strategies, teaching strategies
  • Strategies, methods, and, materials, Struggling learners
  • Struggling learners, Critical literacy
  • Theoretical perspectives, Affective influences

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