Getting Beyond “I Like the Book”
Setting the Context: A Critical Take on Using Books in the Classroom
The author, working with collaborators Michael R. Muise, Susan C. Adamson, Lee Heffernan, David Chiola-Nakai, and Janice Shear, shares attempts to move students' responses to text beyond the traditional “I like the book” by putting a critical edge on students' talk about books. In this chapter, the author and her kindergarten class address their concerns regarding the lack of culturally diverse books in their school library. In addition, the author discusses several theories of language learning, including the Halliday “plus” model and the Luke and Freebody “four resources” model.
Vasquez, V. (2003).
Setting the Context: A Critical Take on Using Books in the Classroom.
In Getting Beyond “I Like the Book” (pp. 1-17). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.