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Hong, Huili – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
This article provides a unique lens for understanding young children's poetry writing. It focuses on defamiliarization as a cultural tool and practice to engage students' imagination, playfulness, creativity and aesthetic experience into their poetry writing and to experience the world differently and aesthetically. The research aims of this…
Descriptors: Poetry, Writing (Composition), Imagination, Play
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Thiel, Jaye Johnson; Jones, Stephanie – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Drawing on our documentation of transforming an informal learning centre (the Playhouse) in a multilingual, working-class neighbourhood, this paper presents significant and deliberate material-discursive changes at the Playhouse that produced unpredictable shifts in belongings among young children. More specifically, this paper entwines our…
Descriptors: Young Children, Literacy, Race, Social Class
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Ghiso, Maria Paula – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2013
This article examines the relationship between literacy and play in six- and seven-year-olds' engagement with non-fiction writing. I draw from a year-long ethnographic study (Erickson, 1986) of a US classroom's "writing time", intentionally structured on children's own interests and enquiries. Rather than strict adherence to monolithic…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Critical Literacy, Ethnography, Play