Skip to main content
Literacy at Work in Play
Reading Teacher (1988)
  • Kathleen A. Roskos, John Carroll University

Reports the results of a six month qualitative study examining the reading and writing behavior in the natural pretend play of eight children four and five years old. Suggests that literacy is involved in two ways: (1) story making using setting, plot and resolution, and (2) displaying a literacy stance or orientation toward reading and writing.

Publication Date
February, 1988
Citation Information
Kathleen A. Roskos. "Literacy at Work in Play" Reading Teacher Vol. 41 Iss. 6 (1988)
Available at: