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ERIC Number: EJ948002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 47
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 101
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Reading and Social Imagination: What Relationally Oriented Reading Instruction Can Do for Children
Lysaker, Judith T.; Tonge, Clare; Gauson, Darren; Miller, Angela
Reading Psychology, v32 n6 p520-566 2011
Twenty-two second and third grade children experiencing difficulties with social relationships and reading comprehension participated in small group Relationally Oriented Reading Instruction for eight weeks. Developmental and literacy assessments done before and after the reading intervention showed statistically significant improvements in the understanding of text and in social imagination. Analysis of writing samples resulted in a typology of relationally oriented response. Together these data provide initial evidence linking the understanding of texts to the development of other relational capacities like social imagination, and indicate that purposeful use of picture books within relationally oriented reading instruction may enhance this development. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A