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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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Desai, Christina M. – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
In 1992, the 500th anniversary of Columbus's landing in the Bahamas was simultaneously celebrated and denounced in the US. Damaging facts about Columbus and the impact of his voyages were aired along with demands for truth and change. This study analyzes the power relationships and political ideology of picturebooks about Columbus published…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Power Structure, Ideology, History
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Mackey, Margaret – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
This article draws on a careful study of series fiction read in the 1950s to explore how stereotypes feature in the development of a young reader's competence in learning to process stories in print. Five categories of stereotype are teased out: "embodied stereotypes," understood through physical experience; "working stereotypes," discerned…
Descriptors: Fiction, Stereotypes, Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature
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Beauvais, Clementine – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
This article takes as its starting point the concept of aetonormativity (the adult normativity germane to the discourse of children's literature), coined by Maria Nikolajeva (2010) in an attempt to unify the increasingly power-oriented theories of children's literature criticism within the past few decades. Acknowledging the usefulness of this…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Power Structure, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards
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Cummins, Amy – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
This study identifies patterns in 11 English language young adult novels from the past three decades (1981-2011) which depict undocumented migration between Mexico and the United States. The increase in YA novels on this topic demonstrates rising public concern. These books offer sympathetic identification with border crossing youth. Eight of the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Foreign Countries, Novels, Immigration
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Children's Literature in Education, 2012
As art objects, picturebooks have the potential to contribute to readers' aesthetic development. Many scholars and practitioners have recognized how using picturebooks with older students can augment their reading motivation and extend their understanding of visual elements of art and design, as well as develop their literacy, language, and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Reading Motivation, Content Analysis, Grade 7
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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
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Brooks, Wanda; Browne, Susan – Children's Literature in Education, 2012
This article describes a theory of how culture enables literary interpretations of texts. We begin with a brief overview of the reader response field. From there, we introduce the theory and provide illustrative participant data examples. These data examples illustrate the four cultural positions middle grade students in our research assumed when…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, African American Children, Reader Response, Novels
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Wilson, Melissa B.; Short, Kathy G. – Children's Literature in Education, 2012
The myth of home is what distinguishes children's literature from adult novels (Wolf 1990). Nodelman and Reimer ("The Pleasures of Children's Literature," 2003) write that while "the home/away/home pattern is the most common story line in children's literature, adult fiction that deals with young people who leave home usually ends…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Novels, Content Analysis, Postmodernism
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Maine, Fiona; Waller, Alison – Children's Literature in Education, 2011
This qualitative case study explores the nature of reading engagement, taking a reader response approach to analysing and discussing the experiences and perspectives of real readers. The paper reports a collaborative research project in which a group of five primary-age children and a group of five adults of different ages were asked to read and…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Novels, Childrens Literature, Case Studies
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Serafini, Frank – Children's Literature in Education, 2010
This article presents a tripartite framework for analyzing multimodal texts. The three analytical perspectives presented include: (1) perceptual, (2) structural, and (3) ideological analytical processes. Using Anthony Browne's picturebook "Piggybook" as an example, assertions are made regarding what each analytical perspective brings to the…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Media Literacy, Semiotics, Childrens Literature
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Hoffman, A. Robin – Children's Literature in Education, 2010
Situated at the intersections of ethnography, childhood studies, literary studies, and education research, this reception study seeks to access real children's responses to a particular text, and to offer empirical description of actual reading experiences. Survey data is generated by taking advantage of an online resource: an archive of…
Descriptors: Fantasy, Reader Response, Ethnography, Book Reviews
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Adomat, Donna Sayers – Children's Literature in Education, 2010
In this qualitative study, the author explores how young readers build literary understanding through performative responses in picturebook read-alouds. Performative responses allow children to create and express meaning in ways that go beyond talk and that engage their creativity and imagination. They include a variety of modalities, such as…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Reader Response, Literature Appreciation, Grade 2
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Hodges, Gabrielle Cliff; Nikolajeva, Maria; Taylor, Liz – Children's Literature in Education, 2010
The paper discusses the children's novel "Gaffer Samson's Luck (1984)," by Jill Paton Walsh, from three different perspectives; those of a cultural geographer, a literary scholar and an English teacher. It is part of a larger research project on children's perception of their place-related identities through reading and writing. The novel is used…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Interdisciplinary Approach, English Teachers, Novels
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Marshall, Elizabeth – Children's Literature in Education, 2009
This essay examines the representation of adolescent girlhood, sexual violence and agency in Francesca Lia Block's contemporary fairy tale collection "The Rose and The Beast." Focusing specifically on the tale "Wolf," the author provides a literary analysis of how Block draws on and reworks traditional Western fairy tale variants to reintroduce…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Adolescent Literature, Violence, Sexual Harassment
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