Welcoming Counterstory in the Primary Literacy Classroom

Thumbnail Image
Supplemental Files
Date
2017-01-01
Authors
Kelly, Laura
Major Professor
Advisor
Committee Member
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Altmetrics
Authors
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Organizational Unit
Iowa State University Digital Repository
The Iowa State University Digital Repository is the open access institutional repository for the university to collect, manage, share, and preserve free, worldwide access to research and scholarship of Iowa State faculty, staff, and students. Material in the Digital Repository covers a wide range of disciplines from engineering to social sciences to arts and humanities.
Journal Issue
Is Version Of
Versions
Series
Abstract

Counterstories are a tool used by minoritized communities to tell stories that reflect their experiences and knowledge. Counterstories challenge the stock stories and grand narratives accepted by the majority and put forth in school curriculum. As young children tend to speak openly and share their responses to literature candidly, counterstory can be a powerful tool for empowering children in the primary literacy classroom. The author reflects on her experience in primary literacy classrooms engaging children in telling their counterstories in response to children’s literature. The pedagogical promise of counterstory and ways of eliciting and welcoming counterstory in the primary literacy classroom are discussed.

Comments
Description
Keywords
Citation
Source
Copyright
Collections