Moments that Matter: A Qualitative Study to Understand How Young Children Make Sense of Reading Instruction

Dr. Nicole Mancevice PI

This study explored what young children think about reading instruction. The goal was to understand how students make sense of the multiple literacy learning contexts that they engage in throughout the day. What activities, materials, and features of the classroom learning environment are important to them? The methods of data collection will include classroom observation, teacher interviews, and photo-based student interviews. The photo-based interview protocol builds on the school’s pedagogical documentation routines and provides an authentic opportunity for students to share and reflect on their experiences of learning to read.