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Lucas Rodesiler

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Educational Studies

Abstract

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.

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