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Book: Playful Texts and the Emergent Reader

Chapter: Learning to look: reading playful texts with children

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.26035


Offers techniques which can be used to build inference-making skills and support critical thinking. The chapter also includes case studies, spanning several decades, of children interacting with playful texts. The studies show children building visual literacy and metalinguistic awareness, negotiating complex sense-making procedures, and revelling in narrative play.

Chapter Contributors

  • Anne Plummer ( - aplummer)