Yarning circles in the literacy classroom

Mills, Kathy A., Sunderland, Naomi, & Davis, John (2013) Yarning circles in the literacy classroom. The Reading Teacher, 67(4), pp. 285-289.

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This article explains how the speaking and listening practice of yarning circles can be used in the literacy classroom. The article opens with an account of a live enactment of yarning circles with elementary students in a mainstream classroom in Australia. It explains the purpose and origin of yarning circles in Indigenous communities, and provides steps for establishing and implementing the practice in classrooms.

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ID Code: 61361
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: literacy, Indigenous, education, yarning, primary schooling, listening and speaking, oral development, pedagogies, media production, documentaries, writing
DOI: 10.1002/trtr.1195
ISSN: 1936-2714
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 International Reading Association
Deposited On: 14 Jul 2013 22:39
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 05:19

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