Videos to Support Teaching & Learning

Reading together

Perusall logoWe’ll use Perusall to annotate and read together. Link here to Perusall.

Instructions for joining Perusall on the Assignments page.

Writing together

We’ll use Currents to share writing. Link here (Log in to Wildcat Mail first)

Instructions for joining Currents on the Assignments page.



In addition to Situated Learning: Legitimate, Peripheral Participation, here is a start to other course readings. They are in order of the calendar and some are supplemental. I’ll add to the list as I learn about the contexts in which you hope to teach.

Dewey, John. The School & Society. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1900.

Wells, Gordon. “Dialogic Inquiry in Education: Building on the Legacy of Vygotsky.” Vygotskian Perspectives on Literacy Research. Carol Lee & Peter Smagorinsky (Eds). New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 51-85.

Brandt, Deborah. “Accumulating Literacy: Writing and Learning to Write in the Twentieth Century.” College English. 57.6 (1995), 649-668.

Nelson, Jennie. “Reading Classrooms as Text: Exploring Student Writers’ Interpretive Practices.” College Composition and Communication. 46.3 (1995), 411-429.

Shipka, Jody. “A Multimodal Task-Based Framework For Composing.” College Composition and Communication. 57.2 (2005), 277-306.

Purdy, James and Joyce Walker. “Liminal Spaces and Research Identity: The Construction of Introductory Composition Students as Researchers.” Pedagogy. 13.1 (2012), 9-41.

Brannon, Lil and C.H. Knoblauch. “On Students’ Rights to Their Own Texts: A Model of Teacher Response.” College Composition and Communication. 33.2 (1982), 157-166.


Fister, Barabara. “Why the ‘Research Paper’ Isn’t Working.” Inside Higher Ed. April 12, 2011 (web).

Sommers, Nancy. “Responding to Student Writing.” College Composition and Communication. 33.2 (1982), 148-156.

Wiley, Mark. “The Popularity of Formulaic Writing (And Why We Need to Resist.)” The English Journal. 90.1 (2000), 61-67.