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ERIC Number: EJ1109904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Emerging Literacy during "Day in the Life" in the Transition to School
Cameron, Catherine Ann; Pinto, Giuliana; Hunt, Anne Kathryn; Léger, Paul-David
Early Child Development and Care, v186 n9 p1476-1490 2016
The transition to school, marked by significant moves towards print literacy, is a crucial school-life milestone that can be both exhilarating and daunting. This case study, extracted from an international, quasi-ecological examination of thriving kindergarten children in transition to school films participants, their families, schools and communities during one "day in their lives". We monitored one Canadian child's transaction with her interlocutors as she negotiated a "day in her life" from arising to bedtime. All literacy-related interchanges were identified, and three exemplary exchanges were selected, analysed and contextualised, applying Cameron and Pinto's [(2009). Day in the life: Secure interludes with joint book reading. "Journal of Research in Childhood Education," 23(4), 437-449. doi:10.1080/02568540909594672] taxonomy to: one child/school-teacher, one child/music instructor and one child/parent joint text-reading transaction. Capturing her engagement in meaning-making as she experienced different expectations and interaction styles we examined the continuities/discontinuities supporting her negotiation of those experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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