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Sarah Levine

Biography

My research focuses on the teaching and learning of literary interpretation and writing in under-resourced urban high schools, with an emphasis on the links between in- and out-of-school interpretive practices. I am also interested in ways that digital media – specifically radio production – can be used as frameworks for teaching reading and writing to middle and high school students. Before pursuing an academic career, I taught secondary English at a Chicago public school for ten years. While there, I founded and ran a youth radio program that used digital audio production as a tool to help make writing and analysis relevant and real-world for students, and to build bridges between school and the world beyond..

My primary goal as an academic is to help shape the teaching and learning of secondary English teachers and contribute to research that will help students — especially those in urban and under-resourced schools — become independent readers and writers.

Other Titles

Assistant Professor of Education

Program Affiliations

CTE
CTE: Literacy, Language, and English Education
Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)
(MA) LDT
(MA) STEP

Research Interests

Curriculum and Instruction | Literacy and Language | Technology and Education

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Recent Publications

Levine, S. (2019). Using Everyday Language to Support Students in Constructing Thematic Interpretations. JOURNAL OF THE LEARNING SCIENCES, 28(1), 1–31.

Levine, S. (2018). Using Everyday Language to Support Students in Constructing Thematic Interpretations. Journal of the Learning Sciences.

Lee, C. D., Goldman, S. R., Levine, S., & Magliano, J. (2016). Epistemic cognition in literary reasoning. Handbook of Epistemic Cognition.

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