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ERIC Number: EJ966144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
You Go to b ab t Rod the 16 Levo "[You Got to Be Able to Read the 16 Level]": Derek's Literacy Learning Story in First Grade
Dantas, Maria Luiza
Literacy Teaching and Learning, v7 n1-2 p31-55 2003
This paper examines the co-constructed nature of classroom life, and what became constituted as one child's story of literacy learning in first grade. It takes an over-time look at how opportunities for literacy learning were constructed within multiple, intermingling contexts (classroom, school, district, and family). Derek's literacy learning story illuminates and illustrates the nature of (a) literacy learning as a negotiated process across multiple layers of context, (b) teaching decisions addressing an individual child as negotiating multiple perspectives and expectations, and (c) a definition of literacy as constituted by the negotiation of contexts, perspectives, and expectations. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A