ERIC Number: ED378571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Readers and Texts in the Primary Years. Rethinking Reading.
Martin, Tony; Leather, Bob
Exploring the responses of a variety of readers from three-year-old Dominic sharing a picture book with his father to adults reading a poem by Ted Hughes, this book examines the ways in which various readers respond to different texts. The aim of the book is to develop an awareness of the issues involved in readers' responses for primary teachers. Chapters in the book are: (1) Readings; (2) The Power of Story; (3) Readers and Stories; (4) Reading into Writing; (5) Poetry: The Inexhaustible Ambiguity of Sentences; (6) Advertising: Legal, Decent, Honest, and Truthful?; and (7) Implications for the Classroom. An appendix presents excerpts of several texts. A 90-item bibliography is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Advertising, British National Curriculum, Elementary Education, English Literature, Poetry, Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship, Reading, Reading Processes, Text Structure
Taylor and Francis, 1900 Frost Rd., Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007-1598 ($23).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
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