An informative introduction provides background for the study, including a history of storytelling within the African American community. Part I offers a framework for understanding narrative structures among African American children. In Part II, evidence is presented that African American children produce a repertoire of narrative structures that are complex in nature. Part III connects the research findings to implications for educating African American children. Researchers, students, and professionals in the fields of literacy education, language development, African American studies, and communication sciences and disorders will find this book particularly relevant and useful.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)|
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface. Tell Me Somethin' Good: Storytelling From Africa to America. Part I: Approaches to Understanding Narrative Structures Among African American Children. Research on Narrative Structures Among African Americans and West Africans. Extending the Research: A Study of Narrative Production Among African American Children. Part II: Toward a Repertoire of Narrative Structures Among African American Children. Evaluative Narratives. Episodic Narratives. Moral Centered Narratives. Performance Narratives. Part III: Research to Practice. Implications for Educating African American Students. Appendices: Narratives by Participant. Linguistic Features of African American English.