Our Community A to Z: Literacy Teaching and Learning in One Community

Authors

  • Amy Suzanne Johnson University of South Carolina
  • Melanie Forehand Taliaferro County School
  • Annie Chapman Taliaferro County School
  • Atisha Andrews Taliaferro County School
  • Ja'Requs Randolph Taliaferro County School

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56887/galiteracy.85

Keywords:

literacy teaching, community, diverse perspectives

Abstract

In this article, we discuss the theory on literacy teaching and learning that undergirded our intentions for creating this book. We then outline the process we followed and explain the impact that this book project has had on us. We draw on our diverse perspectives as teachers, students, and a teacher educator, bringing multiple perspectives on what the ABC book has contributed to our understandings. We hope that our discussion is helpful to other teachers and students in Georgia who are eager to find out more about how their literacy teaching and learning are rooted in contexts and communities.

Author Biographies

  • Amy Suzanne Johnson, University of South Carolina

    Amy Suzanne Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Language & Literacy Program at the University of South Carolina. 

  • Melanie Forehand, Taliaferro County School

    Melanie Forehand is a first grade teacher at Taliaferro County School. She is also a master's student in early childhood education at the University of Georgia. 

  • Annie Chapman, Taliaferro County School

    Annie Chapman is a paraprofessional in the first grade at Taliaferro County School. She has worked as a paraprofessional for 29 years and was born and raised in Taliaferro County. 

  • Atisha Andrews, Taliaferro County School

    Atisha Andrews is a high school junior at Taliaferro County School. She is a member of the school's marching band and has spent her entire life in Taliaferro County. 

  • Ja'Requs Randolph, Taliaferro County School

    Ja'Requs Randolph is a high school senior at Taliaferro County School. He is a member of many school clubs and plans to study history and drama in college. 

Our Community from A to Z

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Published

03/30/2009

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Section

Research and Practitioner Articles

How to Cite

Johnson, A. S., Forehand, M., Chapman, A., Andrews, A., & Randolph, J. (2009). Our Community A to Z: Literacy Teaching and Learning in One Community. Georgia Journal of Literacy, 32(1), 5-12. https://doi.org/10.56887/galiteracy.85

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