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Albers, Peggy; Frederick, Tammy; Cowan, Kay – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
How do primary students construct understandings of the opposite sex? In what ways do these constructions manifest in the visual texts created in literacy and language arts classrooms? Using visual discourse analysis (Albers, 2007) and scheme analysis (Sonesson, 1988) as interpretive methods, we analyzed the visual texts created by 23 third grade…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Semantics, Language Arts, Reader Text Relationship
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
This article examines the writing of three Grade 3 students and discusses how these girls drew upon their symbolic tools, specifically those developed as a result of their experiences with particular kinds of texts. The students were participants in a multifaceted study that explored Grades 3 and 4 students' understandings of and responses to…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Elementary School Students
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Bausch, Linda S. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2007
Compelling aspects I have noticed throughout my teaching life are the multitude of understandings boys have concerning themselves as readers. In this inquiry, as part of a larger year-long ethnographic study, I observed and analyzed how what counts as talk around text accomplishes curriculum mandates and achieves valuable social ends for one third…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Literacy, Males, Reading Achievement