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ERIC Number: EJ913567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0749-4025
"Big Loud Voice. You Have Important Things to Say": The Nature of Student Initiations during One Teacher's Interactive Read-Alouds
Maloch, Beth; Beutel, Denise Duncan
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v45 n2 p20-29 2010
This qualitative study explored the nature of student initiations during interactive read alouds of fiction and non-fiction texts in a second grade, urban classroom. Data sources--including expanded field notes, video/audiotape records and transcripts, and teacher interviews--were analyzed inductively, utilizing the constant comparative method and discourse analysis of selected read aloud lesson transcripts. Analyses illuminated the students' active meaning-making and identified six categories of student initiations. As well, analysis of the teacher's responses to students' initiations suggested implications for how teachers might invite, accept, and build on students' contributions in ways that shape literature discussions in important ways. (Contains 1 table.)
University of Houston, College of Education. 442 Farish Hall, Houston, TX 77204-5026. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A