ERIC Number: EJ656456
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Student Use of Narrative and Paradigmatic Forms of Talk in Elementary Science Conversations.
Kurth, Lori A.; Kidd, Raymond; Gardner, Roberta; Smith, Edward L.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v39 n9 p793-818 Nov 2002
Examines and characterizes student use of narrative and paradigmatic expression in elementary science discourse. Focuses on the narrative and paradigmatic modes of expression used by combined first-, second-, and third-grade students in a semi-structured, fairly autonomous, whole-class conversational format. Over time students moved toward more paradigmatic talk but narrative examples continued to be key components of the science conversations. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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