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ERIC Number: EJ1055686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-4350
Reading Difference: Picture Book Retellings as Contexts for Exploring Personal Meanings of Race and Culture
Lysaker, Judith; Sedberry, Tiffany
Literacy, v49 n2 p105-111 Apr 2015
In racially and culturally homogeneous school settings, opportunities for children to interact with those who are unlike themselves are not always available. Picture book retellings provide contexts within which students are exposed to racial and cultural differences by allowing them to engage in vicarious events with people they might not otherwise encounter. In this article, the authors explore two fourth graders' aided and unaided picture book retellings. They argue that retellings are dialogic literacy events that provide children with opportunities to explore difference through social imagination and develop empathetic response to a wide range of fictional others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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