Title

The same but different: Making meaning from modified texts with cross-cultural themes.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Cynthia B. Leung

AnnMarie Alberton Gunn

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

ISSN

1934-5267

Abstract

Reader response theory provides the framework for the present study that explored literary elements and cultural responses of fifth-grade students to two modified versions of a cross-cultural text, Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz. One group of students read the first chapter of the book and another group read a modified basal reader version that had deleted cultural information. Group discussions of the texts were videotaped and transcribed. Through constant comparative analysis of field notes and transcripts, two themes emerged: (a) personal interest and connections to stories and (b) cultural implications and misinterpretations.

Language

en_US

Publisher

International Journal of Multicultural Education

Creative Commons License

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