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ERIC Number: EJ894001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
The Effects of Transformational Literature on Children's Topical Choices for Writer's Workshop in an Urban Kindergarten
Taylor, Toni; Aldridge, Jerry; Christensen, Lois
Educational Research and Reviews, v3 n9 p301-303 Sep 2008
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to document the writing choices of kindergarten children in an urban setting after planned experiences with transformational literature. This research involved nineteen kindergarten students who were participants through the naturalistic setting of routine classroom instruction. Four social issues texts were read aloud and discussed with the children. Their choices of writing topics for writer's workshop were recorded before and after the use of these critical literacy sources. Results indicated a trend in children's topical choices for writer's workshop moved from an egocentric perspective to more prosocial and altruistic stances. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A