A3 Book chapter

Stories Make Readers: Enhancing the Use of Fictional Literature With Multilingual Students

List of Authors: Juli-Anna Aerila, Merja Kauppinen

Place: Pennsylvania

Publication year: 2020

Book title *: Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms

Number of pages: 24

ISBN: 978-1-79982-722-4

eISBN: 978-1-79982-723-2

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-2722-1.ch018

URL: https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/255789


Using literature in
multilingual and second language classes promotes literacy skills and helps
children to adapt to second language instruction. In this chapter, we present
the theoretical framework and practical implementations for enhancing the use
of literature in multilingual environments employing Stories Make Readers (StoRe)–project
as an example. StoRe concept helps to promote the use of fictional literature and to
increase the reading materials and reading time at schools and home. An
important aim is to offer in multilingual groups reading materials that
correspond to the reading abilities and interest of the readers, and to connect
different collaborative, child-centered, and multidisciplinary activities in
reading. The multilingual line of the StoRe project, called Creating Innovative
Approaches to Language Education (IKI), aims to identify and promote innovative
models for the use and development of language in education and to create
research-based, pedagogical maps that help teachers develop and improve their
pedagogical practices.

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