۲۱. Expanding Middle School Students’ Literacy Skills Using the Journey Motif in Three Middle Grade Novels and Short Stories نویسنده: James S. Etim منبع: Research in English Education Volume ۲, Issue ۳ (۹-۲۰۱۷) کلید واژه ها: Education Race relations graphic organizers journey motif literature circles Korea reading journals transactional theory حوزه های تخصصی: حوزههای تخصصی زبان شناسی تعداد بازدید : ۴۱۶ چکیده تعداد دانلود : ۲۶۵ This paper analyzed three middle grade novels and a short story from two cultures using the journey motif as the vehicle for the analysis. The three novels are Bud Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham both by Paul Curtis (1995, 1999) and Journey to Jo’burg by Naidoo (1985). The short story is My Two Dads by Lee (2000). The three novels and a short story were chosen because these novels are on the reading list for students in many school districts in the USA at the middle grade level. The analysis showed that for the three novels and a short story in the study, each text adhered to some elements/ parts of the journey motif. The paper then suggested 10 literacy strategies that can be used by English Language Arts teachers to engage learners, make the instructional process more interesting and hopefully improve achievement for all learners.