Dialogic Readers : Children talking and thinking together about visual texts, Paperback / softback Book

Dialogic Readers : Children talking and thinking together about visual texts Paperback / softback


Dialogic Readers: Children talking and thinking together about visual texts celebrates the sophisticated and dynamic discussions that primary-aged children can have as they talk together to make meaning from a variety of texts, and it highlights the potential for talk between readers as a tool for critical and creative thinking.

It proposes a new dialogic theory of reading comprehension that incorporates multi-modal media and adds further weight to the argument that talk as a tool for learning should form a central part of primary classroom learning and teaching. The book explores:* the language of co-construction* children's critical and creative responses to text* the dialogic transaction between text and readers* the use of language as a tool for creating a social cohesion between readers. This significant work is aimed at educational lecturers, researchers and students who want to explore an expanded notion of reading comprehension in the twenty-first century, realizing how opportunities for children thinking creatively together might transform the potential for learning in the classroom.

It provides a framework for analyzing co-constructive talk with suggestions for promoting children's critical and creative thinking.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 136 pages, 3 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Educational psychology
  • ISBN: 9780415728089



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