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McNair, Jonda C. – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine how the social practices of African American families--with children in grades K-2--changed as a result of participating in a family literacy program utilizing African American children's literature. The families were exposed, through a series of workshops, to an abundance of children's literature…
Descriptors: African American Literature, Childrens Literature, Parents, Children
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van der Pol, Coosje – Children's Literature in Education, 2012
This article explores what it means to be a competent reader of picture storybooks by examining the abilities of some 4-6-year-olds, who were read stories aloud in class. Jonathan Culler's concept of "literary competence" was used to tease out the children's implicit knowledge of the structures and conventions that enable them to read a work of…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Grade 2, Grade 1, Young Children