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The practice of reading aloud in the high school: a preliminary investigation

Warner, L. and Crolla, C. (2015) The practice of reading aloud in the high school: a preliminary investigation. English Teaching: Practice & Critique, 14 (3). pp. 419-426. ISSN 1175-8708

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1108/ETPC-06-2015-0045


The paper considers students’ views of why reading aloud takes place and what are its effects.The results of two small focus-group discussions are presented, in which high school students were given the opportunity to express their responses to the practice of reading aloud in the classroom. Their responses are considered in the context of theoretical perspectives: pedagogical, reader-response and social/vocational. Analysis of responses reveals acknowledgement that reading aloud is not only a useful skill but also that it is a site of anxiety and even conflict.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Language and Literacy in Education
ID Code:49006

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