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ERIC Number: EJ856668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Children as Readers: What We Learn from Their Conversations about Reading
Hodges, Gabrielle Cliff
Education 3-13, v37 n2 p165-176 May 2009
This article analyses a conversation about reading with three Year 8 students. Drawing on sociocultural theories of learning and elements of discourse analysis, it explores not only details of what the students read, but also how the process of the conversation itself shapes their perception of themselves as readers. Analysis of the data suggests that close attention to conversations such as these can affect our understanding of young readers and the reading practices in which they engage, in ways which may be valuable for classroom teachers of English. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment