Faculty & Research

Recent Publications - Journal Articles


Rewriting identities: Creating spaces for students and teachers to challenge the norms of what it means to be a reader in school

Hall, L.A.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 55(5): 368-373 (2012)

DOI: 10.1002/JAAL.00045 Information about DOI

Full Text Available Here

In this commentary, I discuss what reading identities are, and how they are defined, created, and enacted in schools by teachers and students. I then consider the positive and negative consequences associated with asking students to take up institutionalized norms around reading. Finally, I share how we can create spaces for students to talk back and rewrite the identities that are often forced on them by schools. I conclude by discussing the importance of creating reading partnerships between teachers and students.

If you have difficulty accessing the article online using the link provided, please consult your public or university library for assistance.