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Our research explores how children comprehend texts. Using sacred texts as a case study, we investigate what children do when they read and discuss sacred texts, how they talk about them with their teachers and classmates, and what interpretations they offer.

Sacred texts have been studied across millennia in almost every context imaginable. Therefore, they offer unique opportunities to explore how people, starting from a young age, read closely. Our research generates insights not only for educators who teach sacred texts, but also for the broader community of literacy educators.