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”Man kan inte läsa bara för att man kan tala”: En studie om årskurs ett-elevers föreställningar om läsning och bokval
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
”You can’t read just because you can speak” : A study of grade one pupils’ conceptions of reading and book selections (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to investigate what pupils in grade 1 think about reading aloud, reading alone, the selection of books, and the significance of reading. A subsidiary aimwas to examine the relation between the pupils’ experiences of reading in the home andtheir ability to discuss a text they have read. A sidetrack in the study aimed to see whether the pupils’ experiences of reading in the home affected their outlook on readingin general. The empirical material is linked in the discussion to earlier research on topics such as learning to read and the significance of reading aloud. The discussion also establishes a parallel to theories of literary envisionment. The methods for thestudy were observation of a book conversation and group interviews with four pupils who had taken part in that conversation. The selection of informants was based on their actions during the book conversation, which led to the selection of two pupils who wereperceived as being more active and two who were less active. The study shows that the informants have a positive attitude both to reading aloud and to reading alone, and three of four prefer reading on their own. In the choice of books it is clear that the pictures are very significant for the pupils. All the pupils say that reading is important and three of the interviewed pupils link the significance of reading to jobs and school, while the fourth drew a parallel to the importance of reading in everyday life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Pupils, book selection, reading aloud, self-reading, reading skills, reading, school, children’s literature, picture book, literary envisionment, book talk.
Keyword [sv]
Elever, bokval, högläsning, egenläsning, läsinlärning, läsning, skola, barnlitteratur, bilderbok, föreställningsvärld, boksamtal
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General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-43722OAI: diva2:817785
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans tidigare år
Available from: 2015-06-08 Created: 2015-06-06 Last updated: 2015-06-08Bibliographically approved

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