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  1. Mar 2019
    1. The children were exhibiting what I would call dramatizing, talking back, in serting, and taking over. Ballenger called this "entering in"

      I have seen on many occasions children exhibit more than one of the ideas presented in this article, and I enjoy the phrase "entering in". the child really does seem to enter in to the story world, the lines of reality blur and they are able to insert themselves right into the plot. I like to encourage such creative thinking and imagination when I read to children, I feel it makes the text much more enjoyable for them and creates a deeper interest in reading.

    2. as one way of personalizing the stories, of drawing the sto ries to themselves; more important, it allowed them to control and manage plots and characters. T

      I try to engage my young readers in controlling the story all the time while I read. I will ask them questions about what they would do in certain situations that are presented in the text or why they think characters acted the way they did. I feel it really helps to bridge connections between the author and the listener.

    3. Thus, talk ing back to the story and addressing characters directly begins to blur the distinction between the story world and the children's world

      When I read to my nanny baby she very often exhibits this behavior. she will interject constantly while I am reading and is displaying that she is fully invested in the story.

    4. his spontaneous dramatization demonstrates participation in the story by imitating and physically interpreting what is going on in it

      When children are so engaged in a story that they feel moved to physically act out the scene I feel very good about how and what I am reading to them. I know that I, myself, am showing enough interest in the text to get them engaged on a level higher than simply listening.