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ERIC Number: EJ817120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
The Shape of Direct Quotation
Weber, Rose-Marie
Reading Teacher, v61 n7 p558-564 Apr 2008
Direct quotation can be a source of meaning in storybook texts for beginning readers. The author of this article sketches the linguistic complexity of direct quotation and offers instructional strategies. Three aspects of direct quotation are examined: the cluster of print features and syntactic characteristics that direct quotation involves, the prosodic qualities that direct quotation calls for in oral reading, and the semantic links, especially pronouns, between the speakers in the text and what they say.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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