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Voice and Identity

Voice and Identity refers to students' decisions, choices and actions that advocate for their learning and make connections to their experience, values, culture, and interests.

Connecting Students' Lives to Learning
This is part of the Research and Practice Connections series for adolescent literacy. Teaching practices that engage voice and identity in the classroom can support students in taking an active role in their learning. Students use literacy to contribute their voice and express their identity. Students use literacy skills, for example, to listen to others, take in a variety of perspectives, and to communicate their ideas.
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Connecting Student Voice and Thinking Listen to Lucy West connect student voice and thinking. This video, part of the series Lucy West:  Insights into Effective Practice, is available at Website