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Yarning Circles In The Literacy Classroom


  • Kathy A. Mills,

  • Naomi Sunderland,

  • John Davis-Warra


This article explains how the speaking and listening practice of yarning circles can be used in the literacy classroom. The article opens with an account of a live enactment of yarning circles with elementary students in a mainstream classroom in Australia. It explains the purpose and origin of yarning circles in Indigenous communities, and provides steps for establishing and implementing the practice in classrooms.