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ERIC Number: EJ945230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
The Embedded and Embodied Literacies of a Young Reader
Mackey, Margaret
Children's Literature in Education, v42 n4 p289-307 Dec 2011
This article argues that if we paid attention to the local situation of a reader the way we attend to the life story of an author, we might gain a very different understanding of children's literacy. It explores the literate approaches of a single child exploring a single theme--the settler culture as represented in a variety of materials accessible to her in the 1950s--across the discourses of television cowboy shows, school and recreational texts featuring settlers and indigenous people, and a British children's novel about claiming the land. The article suggests that this kind of miscellaneous intertextuality is a larger feature of early reading than we sometimes assume.
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Language: English
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