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ERIC Number: EJ914495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
"That Ain't No Ninja Turtles": The Prevalence and Influence of Popular Culture in the Talk and Writing of Prekindergarten Children
Kissel, Brian T.
NHSA Dialog, v14 n1 p16-36 2011
This article describes how 2 classrooms of 4-year-old children incorporated popular media (cartoons, television shows, video games, movies, and music) into their conversations with peers during writing. The findings assert that (a) children naturally incorporate popular culture into their writing, (b) children include popular culture in their writing based on conversations with peers, (c) children use popular culture topics to teach peers specific writing features, and (d) children use popular culture to gain power over peers during writing. Prekindergarten children's interest in such media, and the talk and writing they use to negotiate such media in the classroom, provide instructional implications for early literacy teachers. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A