ERIC Number: EJ825781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
In Defense of Crappy Literature: When the Book is Bad but the Literary Thinking is Rich!
Norton-Meier, Lori A.
Language Arts, v86 n3 p188-195 Jan 2009
When a kindergarten student, after hearing a storybook read aloud by his teacher, proclaims "Now, that was a crappy piece of literature!" his proclamation provides an opportunity for an examination of literacy, identity, agency and power. Critical issues and provocative questions emerge about the importance of "crappy" literature and how we create spaces in our classrooms for students to question, examine, respond, and think in a variety of ways about all types of texts.
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Childrens Literature, Vignettes, Student Attitudes, Literary Criticism, Critical Thinking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Kindergarten
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