International Journal of Educational Research and Reviews

International Journal of Education Research and Reviews ISSN 2329-9843 Vol. 8 (7), pp. 001-003, July, 2020. © International Scholars Journals

Short Communication

The effects of transformational literature on children’s topical choices for writer’s workshop in an Urban Kindergarten

Toni Taylor, *Jerry Aldridge and Lois Christensen

1Bessemer City Public Schools, c/o UAB School of Education, 1530 3rd Ave S, Education Building–Room 113, Birmingham, AL 35294-1250.

2University of Alabama School of Education Room 1131530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294-1250.

3University of Alabama School of Education Room 1131530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35204=1250 

Accepted 24 September, 2019

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to document the writing choices of kindergarten children in an urban setting after planned experiences with transformational literature. This research involved nineteen kindergarten students who were participants through the naturalistic setting of routine classroom instruction. Four social issues texts were read aloud and discussed with the children. Their choices of writing topics for writer’s workshop were recorded before and after the use of these critical literacy sources. Results indicated a trend in children’s topical choices for writer’s workshop moved from an egocentric perspective to more prosocial and altruistic stances.

Key word: Early childhood transformative teaching.