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作者 Brown, Valerie Babette Reed
書名 First graders choosing books: "I wanna get that book, so I can read like Nathan"
國際標準書號 0599134674
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說明 160 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 59-12, Section: A, page: 4384
Adviser: Dixie Lee Spiegle
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998
A child's earliest experience in learning how to read, especially in the first grade year, is critical to his or her successful journey from non-reader to reader. These earliest experiences have repercussive effects on children's self-image, perception of their social position, and the ways in which they interact with books (Gambrell, 1993; Lave & Wenger, 1996; Oldfather, 1993). The essence of this study was to understand why first graders selected the books they did and whether the books they chose supported their reading progress. What the children had to say about the processes they used in selecting books is an important consideration for adults who influence the instructional practices that most support young readers
The framework for this study had theoretical underpinnings in four factors that support a positive literacy climate: (a)¡self-selection, (b)¡a literacy rich environment, (c)¡opportunities for collaboration, and (d)¡a supportive environment that values children's expressed interests
The study concluded that sociocultural factors impacted the children's book selection processes, and that these sociocultural factors consequently influenced less able readers to make inappropriate matches between their reading proficiency and the books' reading levels. Further, this study's findings suggested that (a)¡peers had a tremendous influence on why certain book choices were made; (b)¡chapter books were used as a defining criterion to identify the children or their peers as readers or non-readers; and (c) the children most adversely affected by the sociocultural influence of their peers were those for whom book selection to gain proficiency was most important (i.e., low-level readers)
School code: 0153
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 59-12A
主題 Education, Language and Literature
Education, Elementary
Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Alt Author The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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