Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
CORREA, Jane and MACLEAN, Morag. Learning to read and write: childrens oral stories about literacy. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 1999, vol.12, n.2, pp. 273-286. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79721999000200003.
First-grade Brazilian childrens oral stories about learning to read were analyzed. Thirty-eight children enrolled in a state school located in a residential area of low socioeconomic status families in Rio de Janeiro. The analysis revealed that most of the children with reading difficulties produced stories which only comprised a brief description of a childs daily school routine or of a reading related task with no evaluation of the characters performance. On the other hand, successful children produced a significant number of stories related to a childs successful performance in reading. Very few stories about childrens literacy difficulties were produced by either group. Results were discussed in terms of childrens representation of their success and failure in learning to read and write.
Keywords : Narratives; children; literacy.