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Along with my faculty mentor, Luke Rodesiler, I worked hard to learn about the opportunities to write for audiences beyond the teacher that secondary-level students receive, as documented in English Journal over the past 25 years. State standards assert that secondary-level students should be able to effectively address different audiences for a variety of purposes, and scholars have consistently emphasized the value of teachers facilitating such writing events. Therefore, we wondered what opportunities for secondary-level students to write for audiences beyond the teacher have been documented in English Journal, the premiere journal for secondary English teachers, from 1993-2017. Through our review of those 25 years of scholarship on writing in secondary-level classrooms, our goal was to see how and why teachers provide opportunities for students to write for authentic audiences.
Isch, Alivia, "Students Writing for an Audience Beyond the Teacher" (2018). 2018 IPFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium. 45.