Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Are you in Trackton, Roadville, or Maintown?
I am sitting here reading the Heath article and I cant help but feel that it is way to generalized. My parents never told me bedtime stories. I think many children learn to talk like Trackton kids do, "by first repeating, catching chunks of sounds, intonation contours, and practicing these without specific reinforcement or evaluation," (Heath, p. 89). Maybe for me it is because my family is overall a Maintown family but without bedtime stories but I dont think I ever had trouble with my language skills (be it reading or writing) so I suppose I do not see what the big deal is with bedtime stories. I'd be interested to see where everyone else thinks there childhood fits most closely with (Trackton, Roadville, or Maintown) and if this has had any effects (that you know of) in your reading and writing ability?
Posted by Tamara Niquette at 6:04 AM