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Literary Practices as Social Acts Power, Status, and Cultural Norms in the Classroom

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ISBN-10: 0805836780

ISBN-13: 9780805836783

Edition: 2001

Authors: Cynthia Lewis

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This book examines the social codes and practices that shape the literary culture of a combined fifth/sixth-grade classroom. It considers how the social and cultural contexts of classroom and community affect four classroom practices involving literature--read aloud, peer-led literature discussions, teacher-led literature discussions, and independent reading--with a focus on how these practices are shaped by discourse and rituals within the classroom and by social codes and cultural norms beyond the classroom. This book's emphasis on intermediate students is particularly important, given the dearth of studies in the field of reading education that focus on readers at the edge of adolescence.
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

The Social Politics and Performance of Literaturep. 3
A Social Geography of The Classroom and Surrounding Communityp. 19
Enacting Classroom Culture Through the Ritual of Read-Aloud: What Do We Have in Common?p. 59
Negotiating Classroom Culture in Peer-Led Literature Discussions: What Are Our Social Roles?p. 85
Probing Cultural Norms in Teacher-Led Discussions: Why Do We Believe What We Believe?p. 119
Appropriating Cultural Norms Through Independent Reading: What Will We Accept, Reject, or Reinvent?p. 151
Literary Practices as Social Actsp. 173
App: Methodologyp. 182
Referencesp. 195
Author Indexp. 205
Subject Indexp. 209
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