Supporting Narrative Development in Young Children The acquisition of narrative abilities is a critical aspect of development in young children. Research has shown that narrative development is a strong predictor of later academic and literacy success (Heath, 1983; Paul, Murray, Clancy, & Andrews, 1997; Snow, Tabors, Nicholson, & Kurland, 1995; Wells, 1985). This relationship reflects ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2001
Supporting Narrative Development in Young Children
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  • Donna Boudreau
    Portland State University, Portland, OR
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Article   |   October 01, 2001
Supporting Narrative Development in Young Children
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2001, Vol. 8, 16-20. doi:10.1044/lle8.2.16
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2001, Vol. 8, 16-20. doi:10.1044/lle8.2.16
The acquisition of narrative abilities is a critical aspect of development in young children. Research has shown that narrative development is a strong predictor of later academic and literacy success (Heath, 1983; Paul, Murray, Clancy, & Andrews, 1997; Snow, Tabors, Nicholson, & Kurland, 1995; Wells, 1985). This relationship reflects the fact that the understanding and production of connected discourse is a measure of a young child’s ability to use language in a decontextualized manner. While early communicative exchanges with young children often are based on the “here and now,” allowing context to support the message, the ability to communicate about a mental representation of an event previously experienced or a fictional story places greater dependence on the linguistic structure and words chosen.
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