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Friedrich, Nicola; Anderson, Jim; Morrison, Fiona – Literacy, 2014
Researchers have documented bilingual family literacy programmes in terms of their structure and programming as well as their effect on children's language and literacy development and parents' ability to support such development within the home. What is missing from the discussion is a description of how facilitators mediate understanding within…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Bilingualism, Reading Programs
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Jones, Susan – Literacy, 2014
This article presents data from a British Academy-funded study of the everyday literacy practices of three families living on a predominantly white working-class council housing estate on the edge of a Midlands city. The study explored, as one participant succinctly put it, "how people read and write and they don't even notice". This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Context Effect, Resilience (Psychology)
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Daniels, Karen – Literacy, 2014
This paper discusses the ways in which young children collaboratively use narrative play and the available space and materials around them in order to exert cultural agency. The collaborative creation of texts is asserted as central to this expression of agency. By presenting an illustrative vignette of a group of 5-year-old boys as they engage in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Play, Vignettes
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Bazalgette, Cary; Buckingham, David – Literacy, 2013
In recent years, literacy educators have increasingly recognised the importance of addressing a broader range of texts in the classroom. This article raises some critical concerns about a particular approach to this issue that has been widely promoted in recent years-- the concept of "multimodality". Multimodality theory offers a broadly…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Learning Theories, Multimedia Instruction
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Brenna, Beverley – Literacy, 2013
This qualitative case study explored the relationship between comprehension strategies and graphic novels in one Grade 4 classroom, utilising children as informants. The primary research questions related to children's applications of metacognitive reading comprehension strategies as well as the potential for graphic novels to support the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction
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Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David; Sheehy, Kieron; Flewitt, Rosie – Literacy, 2013
Little is known about how specific iPad applications affect parent-child story-sharing interactions. This study utilises a case-study approach to provide an insight into the patterns of interaction, which emerge when a mother and her 33-month-old daughter share a self-created, audio-visual "iPad story". Multimodal analysis allowed us to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Parent Child Relationship, Interaction
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Shanahan, Lynn E.; Roof, Lisa M. – Literacy, 2013
Research on implementing reading strategy instruction has primarily focused on teachers' verbal communication with limited attention to other semiotic resources such as gesture and artefacts. In this paper, we construct a "telling case" on the basis of how one primary teacher from the United States used speech, gesture and artefacts…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Nonverbal Communication
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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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Arrow, Alison W.; Finch, Brian T. – Literacy, 2013
Multimedia literacy practices in the homes of young children are changing rapidly, but the use of them in the early years of education is moving slowly. This research was aimed to find out what teachers of 5-year-olds, in their first 6?months of compulsory schooling, think about the children's literacy practices at home, including the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Family Environment, Parents as Teachers, Young Children
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Bansel, Peter – Literacy, 2013
In this paper, I give an account of the ways in which narratives and identities change over space and time. I give an account of a mobile and changing human subject, one who does not simply express or represent her- or himself through narrative, but is constructed and reconstructed through narrative. I draw on Paul Ricoeur's concepts of "narrative…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Interviews, Instruction, Reading
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Yandell, John – Literacy, 2013
The novel, it has generally been assumed, was from its very beginnings a literary form designed to be read by solitary, silent individuals. One consequence of this assumption is that the class novel, read amid all the noise and sociality of the classroom, tends to be treated as a preparation for more authentic, private reading, or even as a poor…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Novels, Reading, Role Playing
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Cole, David R. – Literacy, 2013
Sudanese families arriving in Australia bring with them a wealth of language and cultural resources that are currently not recognised by the Australian education system. This paper challenges such a position by investigating the narratives of the Sudanese Australians from a Deleuzian perspective. A Deleuzian perspective in education promotes the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Literacy, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Westbrook, Jo – Literacy, 2013
Teachers of reading in secondary schools know how important it is for low-attaining readers to read whole narratives but time to do this in a crowded curriculum is limited and progress is more easily measured through reading smaller parts of texts. This paper reports on a longitudinal critical action research project in which three English…
Descriptors: Action Research, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary Schools
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Somerville, Margaret – Literacy, 2013
How can literacies and literacy pedagogies better connect to the places and communities of children's lives? In this paper, I draw on the feminist poststructural concept of "storylines" to analyse three stories of literacy learning to understand how different literacy practices and pedagogies function to produce different literate…
Descriptors: Well Being, Literacy, Foreign Countries, Feminism
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Ghiso, Maria Paula; Low, David E. – Literacy, 2013
This article explores how immigrant students in the United States utilise multimodal literacy practices to complicate dominant narratives of American national identity--narratives of facile assimilation, meritocracy and linear trajectories. Such ideologies can be explicitly evident in curricular materials or can be woven more implicitly into…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literacy, Cartoons, Second Language Learning
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