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ERIC Number: EJ1130408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1086-296X
Social and Relational Aspects of Comprehending in One Fourth Grader's Unaided and Illustration-Aided Picturebook Retellings: Retelling as Co-Authoring
Lysaker, Judith T.; Nie, Alice Ying
Journal of Literacy Research, v49 n1 p38-67 Mar 2017
In this article, we present one fourth grader's unaided and illustration-aided retellings of "The Other Side." Using a qualitative clinical case study approach, we examine comprehending activity in these retellings using microethnographic discourse analysis in conjunction with dialogic self theory and a transactional model of reading. Analysis indicates that illustration-aided retelling results in qualitatively different comprehending activity than unaided retelling. John's illustration-aided retelling demonstrates relational involvement in the social world of the story and a more aesthetic stance characterized by movement between multiple character positions and their perspectives. John's unaided retelling shows a nearly singular, outsider position and an efferent stance, characterized by summarizing and reporting. In addition, this study suggests that microethnographic analysis is a useful framework for noticing and understanding social and relational aspects of comprehending in illustration-aided retelling. Specifically, in illustration-aided retelling, the reader's use of contextualization cues and dialogic activity of turn-taking were accompanied by social imagination and intersubjective relationships with characters. Other social and dialogic aspects of the illustration-aided retelling included intertextuality and narrative coherence both frequently involving polychronic activity. Implications of illustration-aided retellings as assessments of readers' comprehending activity within picturebooks are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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