Supernovas and Superheroes: Examining Unfamiliar Genres and Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge.
The article describes a graduate-level methods course, in which middle-grades and secondary-level English language arts (ELA) teachers completed two projects focused on analyzing, composing, and teaching an unfamiliar genre. The author believes teachers of writing should be introduced to both current research regarding composition theories and practical strategies for teaching adolescents. She points out that teachers need opportunities to develop, examine and improve their skills as writers.
Bentley, Erinn, "Supernovas and Superheroes: Examining Unfamiliar Genres and Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge." (2014). Faculty Bibliography. 2141.