ERIC Number: ED474584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
"What's Wrong with Papa Bear's Chair?": Toward Literacy as Involvement in the Second Grade Classroom.
The purpose of this essay is to compare the "strong-text" approach to literacy (which equates literacy with a tool for the representation of reality) with the approach that views literacy as involvement through the intersection of theory and practice. Theoretical expositions have limits placed on their explanatory power; the effort of this paper will be to exemplify what both theoretical approaches to literacy can look like in the context of second grade classrooms. Initially, the contextualization of method and scene will be discussed. Secondly, teaching strategies based on the strong-text teaching paradigm primarily focused on rules and structure will be displayed and critiqued. Third, a literacy as involvement teaching style will be exemplified as an improved alternative to the strong text approach. Contains 14 notes and 11 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association (88th, New Orleans, LA, November 21-24, 2002).