Published Writing

McClelland, J. (2013). [Review of the book Decolonizing Literacy: Mexican Lives in the Era of Global Capitalism by G. Hernandez-Zamora]. CATESOL 24 (1).
Gregory Hernandez-Zamora's book is a provocative exploration of how colonialism and oppression have shaped literacy and language learning for marginalized Mexicans.
Click here for a pdf of this book review.

Santos, M; McClelland, J. & Handley, M. (2011). Language Lessons on Immigrant Identity, Food Culture, and the Search for Home. TESOL Journal 2 (2).
Based on our ethnographic research in my ESL class, this article explores how learners' interpretations of health-related texts can promote language learning and critical engagement around texts.

Handley, M; Santos, M. & McClelland, J. (2009). Engaging Learners as Interpreters for Developing Health Messages. Global Health Promotion, 3(1).
This report highlights collaborative work with my ESL students to critically review research data on lead exposures and reframe prevention messages about lead contamination of imported foods.

"Measuring your carbon footprint: Are you warming the world?"
I wrote this lesson plan for multi-level beginner/intermediate students in a family literacy ESL class for KQED

“How Militant Civil Disobedience Brought Down The Bolivian Government”
This article is my first-hand report on the 2003 Bolivian uprising posted on the website of Z Magazine