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Read it to me now!: learning at home and at school

Read it to me now!: learning at home and at school

Minns, Hilary

Minns charts the emergent literacy learning of 5 four-year-old children from different cultural backgrounds in their crucial move from home to school, and shows how children's early understanding of reading is learnt within their family

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
2nd ed.
Published Buckingham: Open University Press, 1997
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ISBN: 0335197612, 0335197620, 9780335197613, 9780335197620
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous ed.: London: Virago, 1990.
Physical Description: 160p.
Subject: Primary Education; Educational Sociology; Ethnic Groups; Reading Education; Education, Preschool Parent participation.; Reading comprehension.; Literacy; Cultural Influences


  1. Introduction
  2. Part one: Five children
  3. Gurdeep
  4. Gemma
  5. Anthony
  6. Geeta
  7. Reid
  8. Part two: Further considerations
  9. Learning to read
  10. The role of story in young children's lives
  11. a child's sense of story
  12. Reading partnerships
  13. Pathways to reading
  14. Bibliography
  15. Index.

Author note

Dr Hilary Minns is a lecturer in the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. She was formerly head teacher of a primary school in Coventry and for several years she edited English in Education, the journal of the National Association for the Teaching of English. She is the author of two other books: Language, Literacy and Gender and Primary Language: Extending the Curriculum with Computers, and has contributed chapters for various publications. She has recently completed a study of the childhood experiences of nineteenth-century Irish children in Derby.