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ERIC Number: EJ926027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
Successes, Victims, and Prodigies: "Master" and "Little" Cultural Narratives in the Literacy Narrative Genre
Alexander, Kara Poe
College Composition and Communication, v62 n4 p608-633 Jun 2011
This article examines the "master" and "little" cultural narratives students perform in literacy narratives. Results show that students incorporate the literacy-equals-success master narrative most often, yet they also include in little narratives figures such as the hero, victim, and child prodigy. I consider how these findings can improve instruction on this topic and conclude with pedagogical recommendations. (Contains 12 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 12; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Higher Education
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Language: English
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