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ERIC Number: EJ1139219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Using Children's Literature for Dynamic Learning Frames and Growth Mindsets
Enriquez, Grace; Clark, Summer R.; Della Calce, Jessica
Reading Teacher, v70 n6 p711-719 May-Jun 2017
This article describes a kindergarten teacher's incorporation of children's literature for dynamic learning frame, growth mind-set, and social justice development into her classroom literacy instruction. The authors first compare a dynamic learning frame with a growth mind-set, explaining their use of the former because of its consideration for social justice and civic engagement. The authors then argue that the language in certain children's literature, as well as the language that teachers use to prompt students' responses to the books, can spark young children's development of a dynamic learning frame. Toward this aim, the authors share three examples from read-aloud sessions over the course of a year that illustrate how the kindergarten teacher helped her students develop a dynamic learning framework through the selection of children's literature that supported that goal in both theme and language as well as the language that she used to discuss those books with her class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A