The (Untold) Drama of the Turning Page: The Role of Page Breaks in Understanding Picture Books.

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  • Author(s): Jacobs, Katrina1,
  • Source:
    Children's Literature in Education; Dec2016, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p357-373, 17p, 1 Chart
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author Supplied Keywords:
      Children's responses
      Comprehension
      Page breaks
    • Abstract:
      While scholars have recognized the importance of page breaks in both the construction and comprehension of narrative within picture books, there has previously been limited research that focused directly on how children discuss and make sense of these spaces in the text. Yet, because of their nature as dramatic gaps in the narrative, page breaks offer unique and exciting opportunities to understand how children make meaning of picture books (Sipe in Storytime: young children's literary understanding in the classroom, Teachers College Press, New York, 2008). This study explores how explicitly inviting young children to discuss page breaks offers insights into how these spaces function within the children's readings. Drawing on transcribed audio-recordings of a series of read-aloud sessions held with a group of children ages five to eight, the analysis focused on coding themes within the children's talk around page breaks in picture books. Specifically, the children referenced the role of page breaks as aesthetic choices; the utilization of page breaks to comprehend word/picture relationships; and the negotiation of these gaps in the story as they worked construct a cohesive understanding of the narrative. Overall, the data represents the rich possibilities for educators to include explicit talk around page breaks during picture book read-alouds as a pathway toward better understanding children's sense-making of these texts. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Instruction & Learning , University of Pittsburgh , 5106 WWPH, 230 S. Bouquet Street Pittsburgh 15260 USA
    • ISSN:
      00456713
    • Accession Number:
      10.1007/s10583-016-9282-6
    • Accession Number:
      119206632
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    • ABNT:
      The (Untold) Drama of the Turning Page: The Role of Page Breaks in Understanding Picture Books. Children’s Literature in Education, [s. l.], v. 47, n. 4, p. 357–373, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      The (Untold) Drama of the Turning Page: The Role of Page Breaks in Understanding Picture Books. Children’s Literature in Education. 2016;47(4):357-373. doi:10.1007/s10583-016-9282-6.
    • APA:
      (2016). The (Untold) Drama of the Turning Page: The Role of Page Breaks in Understanding Picture Books. Children’s Literature in Education, 47(4), 357–373. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10583-016-9282-6
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      2016. “The (Untold) Drama of the Turning Page: The Role of Page Breaks in Understanding Picture Books.” Children’s Literature in Education 47 (4): 357–73. doi:10.1007/s10583-016-9282-6.
    • Harvard:
      (2016) ‘The (Untold) Drama of the Turning Page: The Role of Page Breaks in Understanding Picture Books’, Children’s Literature in Education, 47(4), pp. 357–373. doi: 10.1007/s10583-016-9282-6.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      2016, ‘The (Untold) Drama of the Turning Page: The Role of Page Breaks in Understanding Picture Books’, Children’s Literature in Education, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 357–373, viewed 22 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      “The (Untold) Drama of the Turning Page: The Role of Page Breaks in Understanding Picture Books.” Children’s Literature in Education, vol. 47, no. 4, Dec. 2016, pp. 357–373. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s10583-016-9282-6.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      “The (Untold) Drama of the Turning Page: The Role of Page Breaks in Understanding Picture Books.” Children’s Literature in Education 47, no. 4 (December 2016): 357–73. doi:10.1007/s10583-016-9282-6.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      The (Untold) Drama of the Turning Page: The Role of Page Breaks in Understanding Picture Books. Children’s Literature in Education [Internet]. 2016 Dec [cited 2019 Nov 22];47(4):357–73. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eft&AN=119206632