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Parry, Becky; Taylor, Lucy – Literacy, 2018
In this paper, we demonstrate the relationship between reading and writing for pleasure. Children read a wide range of media as well as books for pleasure and develop strong affective bonds with the artefacts of literacy they encounter. What remains less well understood is the relationship between the array of texts children engage with and the…
Descriptors: Children, Recreational Reading, Reader Text Relationship, Childrens Writing
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Aliagas, Cristina; Margallo, Ana María – Literacy, 2017
This paper reports on some data on the effects of screen-based interactivity on children's engagement with storybook apps during family shared book reading that were gathered in a 2-year, small-scale ethnographic case study in Spain. Data analysis focuses on the complex interplay between the storybook app's interactive features and the children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Responses, Interaction
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Varga, Anita – Literacy, 2017
The current study is a contribution to reading research dealing with tuition in reading comprehension and specifically with the issue of arranging tuition to support the development of metacognition. The empirical findings referred to in this study are from textual discussions of works of fiction in grades 6 and 7. The specific focus of the study…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Research, Correlation, Fiction
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Peel, Anne – Literacy, 2017
The widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards in the US has prioritized rigorous reading of complex texts. The emphasis on text complexity has led to instructional and assessment materials that constrain critical literacy practices by emphasizing quantitative features of text, such as sentence length, and a static list of text…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Literacy Education, Educational Practices, Reader Text Relationship
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Kucer, Stephen B. – Literacy, 2015
This research examines the characteristics of reader understandings that vary from those stated in the text. Eighty-seven fourth graders orally read complex academic literary and scientific texts, followed by probed retellings. Retold ideas not directly supported by, or reflective of, the texts were identified. These differing understandings…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Individual Differences, Discourse Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Davies, Eleri – Literacy, 2015
Participatory research can be seen as providing affordances for "listening" to student voices. This study contributes to the debate around its affordances in ameliorating democratic processes in schools. Students in a northern city secondary school in England used multimodal methods to research questions based on "where do students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Cooperation, Research Methodology
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Alexander, Joy; Jarman, Ruth – Literacy, 2015
The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize is awarded annually in the United Kingdom for the best science information book, and the winning book is chosen by panels of young people. This article discusses the findings of a study of the responses to the books and to their judging experience of young people who participated on panels in the 2011…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Nonfiction
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Maine, Fiona – Literacy, 2013
This study considers reading comprehension as a dialogic transaction of making meaning from text. The concept of text and reading is taken to include the visual and multimodal as well as written forms. Case studies of children discussing texts are analysed to explore how children engage in inter-mental and intra-mental processes of reading,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Interpersonal Communication
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Maybin, Janet – Literacy, 2013
After briefly reviewing how reading is conceptualised in the "Progress in International Reading Literacy Study" and the English National Curriculum, this article examines two unofficial reading activities in a class of 10-11-year-olds' to see how far these activities match up with the official definitions of reading, or whether they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Reading Instruction, Learning Activities
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Simpson, Alyson; Walsh, Maureen; Rowsell, Jennifer – Literacy, 2013
This paper reports a study that examines the integration of tablet technologies such as iPads into literacy lessons to investigate how reading and meaning-making occur within this digital medium. Specifically in this paper, we discuss the concept of reading paths as applied to physical and cognitive planes of meaning-making. The paper reports on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Literacy Education
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Nixon, Rhonda – Literacy, 2012
The author explores how comics texts and writing practices are rich literacy resources for educators. Few studies report on how teachers explore such texts and practices in their classrooms. The author examines how drawing improves students' narrative writing and presents findings from a 7-month case study of Delainey and Rasmussen's collaborative…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Layout (Publications), Collaborative Writing, Reader Text Relationship
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Kucer, Stephen B. – Literacy, 2011
This research examines the nature of comprehended meanings that do not match those of the author. These meanings were generated by two groups of fourth graders after reading a narrative or expository text. Readers read their respective texts aloud, followed by a recall and probes. Reading behaviours were examined to establish that processing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Profiles, Grade 4, Reading
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Larkin-Lieffers, Patricia A. – Literacy, 2010
Images of childhood are ideas and expectations of childhood and children, and are reflections of individual perception and cultural ideologies. In writing children's books, authors draw on their conscious and unconscious thoughts of childhood to create an implied reader. In this paper I investigate images of childhood through examination of the…
Descriptors: Children, Reader Text Relationship, Young Children, Early Reading
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John, Claire – Literacy, 2009
Changes in the teaching of reading during the past decade include a shift away from a previous emphasis on "one-to-one" learning experiences to a focus upon more communal forms of learning which place the teacher center stage. With the teacher's role thus highlighted, teacher-pupil interaction in practice has come under the spotlight, with a…
Descriptors: Interaction, Reading Processes, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Role
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Kwek, Dennis; Albright, Jim; Kramer-Dahl, Anneliese – Literacy, 2007
This paper presents a pedagogical intervention project conducted in secondary English classrooms in Singapore, entitled "Building Communities of Readers among Teachers." The project is positioned against the dominant instrumentalism of Singaporean approaches to creativity and promotes a socio-cultural stance to creativity and criticality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, English Instruction, Creative Teaching
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