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A Circle With Edges: How Story Time Privileges The Abled Learner, Melissa Tsuei Feb 2017

A Circle With Edges: How Story Time Privileges The Abled Learner, Melissa Tsuei

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Takes a critical look at one of the commonplace features of early childhood classrooms—story time. In her essay, Melissa considers the ways in which story time reinforces unequal power dynamics for diverse learners by privileging the able-bodied learner. In response, Melissa creates and presents the SPHERE model, which promotes active engagement and shared dialogue through collaborative storytelling and nurtures an inclusive literacy-learning environment.