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ERIC Number: EJ950458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
The Influential Interactions of Pre-Kindergarten Writers
Kissel, Brian; Hansen, Jane; Tower, Holly; Lawrence, Jody
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v11 n4 p425-452 Dec 2011
This article examines six years of ethnographic research in Robyn Davis's pre-kindergarten classroom in the USA. Using a theoretical framework to embed writing within a social semiotic that is multimodal and has social intent (Street, 2003), the authors show how children used interactions during writing to create various written products. Three themes emerged from their findings: (1) interactions among children challenge their writing identities; (2) interactions among children introduce new possibilities in their writing; and (3) interactions among children with more knowledgeable peers help push writers forward with their writing acquisition. Through these findings, the authors conclude that peer interactions among four- and five-year-old children are influential in their writing processes and products. (Contains 14 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States