When I Grow Up

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ED 734 Story Evaluation

Candidate Name: Ryshique Williams

“Good children’s literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child”, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. I chose this quote to introduce my assignment because after reading the book “When I Grow Up”, by Misty Copeland I can clearly understand why my niece Kayden purchased this book. She and the author have a love of dance in common. It’s in both of their hearts, and once something becomes a part of you it becomes your world. Unlike Misty who started dancing at age 7, Kayden began dancing at the age of 2. She is currently 9-years-old and has been dancing for a total of 7 years. She has participated in competitive dance for the past 4 years.
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The reader response approach inserts the reader into the text (Botelho & Rudman, 2009). The reader response approach facilitates interactions and allows the reader to personally connect to the story. It is easy to see why my niece had a connection to this story she was able to understand the text because it was age appropriate and because she was a dancer. It was relatable and identifiable. Before I even ask my niece why she picked this book after reading it I knew why because of the conversations and interactions that took place between us. This book facilitates the reader response approach because it allows young girls to believe that no matter race you are you can achieve your goals. Misty Copeland created the text however her reader my niece Kayden was the one who experiences the text and created her own meaning through interpretation, and that’s the goal of reader-response approach. In summary, Misty Copeland story can be compared to Cinderella because her dreams came true although for a moment it appears they weren’t going to. Based on the approaches above, it appears that the children’s narrative book “When I Grow Up” by Misty Copeland has met the standards to be identified in the approaches I discussed. Misty’s book was age appropriate, relatable, identifiable, fun, and empowering. I was able to observe another approach in the book and that was the Developmental Approach. In Developmental Approach the text matches the growth stage of the reader (Botelho & Rudman,

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