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“We Listened To Each Other:” Social-Emotional Growth In Literature Circles, Elena M. Venegas May 2019

“We Listened To Each Other:” Social-Emotional Growth In Literature Circles, Elena M. Venegas

Bilingual and Literacy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Literature circles undoubtedly foster literacy. Yet successful participation in literature circles requires social and emotional competence of students. This article presents findings from a study of a fifth-grade student who demonstrated social-emotional growth while participating in literature circles. Specifically, growth in intrapersonal and interpersonal skills such as self-management, social awareness, social metacognition, and empathy were evident. These findings suggest that literature circles not only foster literacy but also social-emotional learning.


Daoism And Dialogism: A Dialogue Between The East And The West, Xiaodi Zhou Apr 2019

Daoism And Dialogism: A Dialogue Between The East And The West, Xiaodi Zhou

Bilingual and Literacy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

In this paper, I explore Chinese Daoist theoretical connections with modern conceptions of dialogue and Western theories of psychology (Murase, 2008). I investigate and compare these lines of Western thinking (Strang, 2004) with classical Chinese thought (Zhang & Chen, 2009), noting the complexities in each. I discuss and disseminate how the Daoist principle of yin yang may be related to the dialogic understandings of Bakhtin (1981, 1984a, 1986, 1990, 1993). I also contend that the Western field of psychology, particularly the work of Carl Jung (2014), has incorporated Daoist principles of yin yang in its conception and practice. I argue that ...


Review: Thompson, Laurie Ann. Emmanuel’S Dream: The True Story Of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah. Illus. Sean Qualls. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2015. Print., Elena M. Venegas Sep 2015

Review: Thompson, Laurie Ann. Emmanuel’S Dream: The True Story Of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah. Illus. Sean Qualls. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2015. Print., Elena M. Venegas

Bilingual and Literacy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Upon first glance, Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah seems to be a book about a young African bicyclist. A closer examination of the cover, however, reveals that the main character, Emmanuel, is miraculously using only one leg to ride his bicycle in this biographical tale.