Erin Reilly-Sanders's Reviews > Storytime: Young Children's Literacy Understanding in the Classroom

Storytime by Lawrence Sipe
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Oct 09, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: adult, education, non-fiction
Read in October, 2011

While the first section (basically a literature review) was unhappily overwhelming with the mention of a wide variety of sources and ideas, the rest of the book is surprisingly readable in clear, conversational language. Sipe's writing about his research and the patterns of response that he observes and categorizes is excellent and makes a compelling argument for teaching picturebooks through interactive interrogation that allows for a variety of these responses. My one quibble may be that a lot of his writing can be summed up with table 9.1 in a much more readable way than the text and I am frustrated in general with the lack of use of visual organization to help convey meaning in scholarly writing, since visuals are so rich in information.

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