chapter  5
18 Pages

Revisiting Children and Families: Temporal Discourse Analysis and the Longitudinal Construction of Meaning

ByCatherine Compton-Lilly

MS. JOHNSON: Their parents aren’t helping them. I mean, in this neighborhood alone you would not believe the late night hours these kids are outside. (Grade 1)

MS. JOHNSON: I don’t think a lot of them are doing too well at all. ’Cause a lot of them, I mean their parents, are never at home. They don’t do anything with them. (Grade 5)

DAVID’S OLDER SISTER: Yeah, because of their parents. (Grade 5) MS. JOHNSON: They don’t get it from home. Parents don’t read with them.