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ERIC Number: EJ769687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
Boy-Talk around Texts: Considering How a Third Grade Boy Transforms the Shape of Literacy in Book Talk Discussions
Bausch, Linda S.
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v7 n2 p199-218 2007
Compelling aspects I have noticed throughout my teaching life are the multitude of understandings boys have concerning themselves as readers. In this inquiry, as part of a larger year-long ethnographic study, I observed and analyzed how what counts as talk around text accomplishes curriculum mandates and achieves valuable social ends for one third grade boy. This boy is viewed through a literacy lens from which his conversations and interactions illustrate (1) the richness and diversity of his reading life, (2) the social processes intrinsic in learning to compose meaning in school, and (3) the ways in which school-based literacies maintain, sustain and/or constrain his growth as a reader. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York