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Dr Hilary Minns is a lecturer in the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. She was formerly head teacher of a primary school in Coventry and for several years she edited English in Education, the journal of the National Association for the Teaching of English. She is the author of two other books: Language, Literacy and Gender and Primary Language: Extending the Curriculum with Computers, and has contributed chapters for various publications. She has recently completed a study of the childhoodexperiences of nineteenth-century Irish children in Derby.
Read It To Me Now! charts the emergent literacy learning of five four-year old children from different cultural backgrounds in their crucial move from home to school. It demonstrates how children's early understanding of reading and writing is learned socially and culturally within their family and community.
|Preface to the second edition|
|A note on transcribing||17|
|Pt. I||Five Children|
|Pt. 2||Further Considerations|
|6||Learning to read||103|
|7||The role of story in young children's lives||115|
|9||Pathways to reading||137|
|References and further reading||150|