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By Brookline Teacher Researcher Seminar, Cynthia Ballenger

Written by means of participants of the longest-standing instructor learn teams, this number of essays explores the intersection of concept, language, and tradition as printed in school room discourse.

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Jean remains concerned with aspects of this issue throughout the year; the final appearance I note is in a version of Jack and the Beanstalk that he dictated near the end of the year. Once upon a time there was zombie. Zombie no wanta eat Jack. Jack want some food. And big giant in the house. ” Jack have a rock. Jack throw the rock in the zombie’s eyes and zombie’s eye get out. Only one eye stay. Neither eyes nor the number 3 is a main theme of The Three Robbers. Eveline and Jean do not appear to be moving from their experience Reading Storybooks with Young Children: The Three Robbers 35 back to the text, as Cochran-Smith suggests they should.

Before this, David had used some unwritten yet democratic method for choosing classmates to be characters in his stories. Since children often begged him to be included, I assumed that, when David said he needed people, he was just being more visible about this process of choosing characters. I thought he wanted them to escalate their bids for inclusion. But he had something different in mind. The children he chose, two boys and a girl, were instructed to stand and act out his story. As David told the story, his chosen peers performed it for the whole class.

Danvers, MA 01923, USA, tel. (508) 750-8400. 22 I Need People: Storytelling in a Second-Grade Classroom 23 of our curriculum for the rest of the year. This is the story of what I learned from David and his classmates. SHARING TIME Sharing time is a very common routine in many elementary classrooms. At first glance, it appears to be fairly simple and straightforward: Children take the sharing chair in front of the class and tell a story to their classmates, often an account of a family event or a sleepover with a friend or the demonstration of a new toy.

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