Question: How are reading and writing portrayed in basal readers?
Answer: “In basals, few characters are shown reading or writing, and when shown, characters are generally using literacy for pragmatic rather than for recreational or intellectual reading.” BK Grady. 1986. P. 225.
Comment: How are reading and writing portrayed in children’s literature and in trade books? Still true today? RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1988), 213-227.