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ERIC Number: EJ817097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Beyond Stories
Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy
Reading Teacher, v61 n7 p582-584 Apr 2008
In this column, the authors expand on the theme of learning to read and learning to love reading through reading. They explain that stories, or narratives, are important and perhaps are the main entry point for reading at home. However, the authors assert that learning to embrace reading means learning to embrace a wider palette of materials that count as texts for reading. Many of these other text forms are especially well suited for home use--they are easily accessible, can be read in short spurts, and can easily fit into the nature of life at home. The authors state that parents need to be aware of these alternative text types and teachers need to help parents see that these other types of materials are legitimate forms of reading. This column explores various types of reading (and writing) that are available for children and their families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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