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What is Reading Culture

Handbook of Research on Pedagogies and Cultural Considerations for Young English Language Learners
A learned practice of seeking knowledge, information or entertainment through the written word.
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“What Is the Meaning of Of?”: The Untold Reading Struggles of Young African-Born Immigrants in US Schools
Immaculée Harushimana (Lehman College (CUNY), USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3955-1.ch018
This chapter describes a small reading intervention program, in the form of participatory action research, which was conceived for African-born, elementary level immigrant children upon a third grader's indication that she did not know the meaning of the word of. The twofold purpose of the intervention was to: (1) uncover the challenges of being from a non-reading culture and being taught by a teacher from a reading culture, and (2) propose ways these challenges could be minimized. The chapter describes in detail the noticing strategies—punctuation discovery, sentence recall, copying, word dictation, etc.—that were used to develop basic reading and writing skills of p-6 French-speaking, African immigrant children. The chapter concludes with a call on educational policy makers to sponsor reading immersion programs for newcomer students, with a recommendation that these courses be taught by qualified immigrant educators, to ensure that these students' school integration process assures success.
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Emerging Roles of Libraries and Librarians During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities
Refers to habitual and regular reading of books and information materials for leisure and not necessarily for passing example. The love to read books for leisure and during leisure time.
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