Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-138) and index.
Time, theory, and Javon
time and change
Students, reading, and books
Teaching and time
Parents' voices: memories and making sense
Thinking about the future, drawing upon the past, and living in the present
Time and literacy practices: becoming a reader over time
Conclusion: reading time.
Catherine Compton-Lilly examines the literacy practices and school trajectories of eight middle school students and their families. Through a unique longitudinal lens--the author has studied these same students from first grade--we see how students from a low-income, inner-city community grow and develop academically, revealing critical insights for teachers about literacy development, identity construction, and school achievement. --from publisher description