DOI: 10.58680/rte20031782 ISSN: 0034-527X

Building Worlds and Identities: A Case Study of the Role of Narratives in Bilingual Literature Discussions

Carmen M. Martínez-Roldán
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics

This article investigates the use of oral narratives by a 7-year-old Mexican born girl (Isabela) participating in small group literature discussions in a bilingual 2nd-grade classroom in the U.S. over a year. The study is grounded in sociocultural and critical perspectives and uses narrative and transactional theories to understand literacy events.