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ERIC Number: ED019529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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CORNELL STORY READING PROGRAM.
MACKLIN, ELEANOR D.; AND OTHERS
A GROUP OF 14-YEAR-OLD GIRLS FROM WORKING CLASS HOMES WHO WERE RECOMMENDED BY THEIR SCHOOL COUNSELORS PARTICIPATED IN A STORY READING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN 1 1/2 TO 2 1/2 YEARS OLD. FOR 20 MINUTES A DAY, 5 DAYS A WEEK, FOR 8 MONTHS EACH GIRL MET WITH EACH OF HER FOUR PARTICULAR CHILDREN AND INTERESTED THE CHILDREN IN EITHER READING-MATERIALS OR TOYS. THE READER ENCOURAGED THE CHILDREN TO VERBALIZE AND KEPT A DAILY RECORD OF EACH OF THE CHILDREN SHE VISITED. LONGER ATTENTION SPANS AND INTEREST IN BOOKS AND READING AS AN ACTIVITY WERE THE GOALS OF THE PROJECT. ADULT SUPERVISION INCLUDED BRIEF DAILY CONTACT WITH THE READERS AND HOME VISITS TO OBSERVE AND MAKE CONTACT WITH THE MOTHERS. TRAINING SESSIONS, WHICH EMPHASIZED THE CHARACTERISTICS OF 2-YEAR-OLDS, THE IMPORTANCE OF READING, AND TECHNIQUES FOR ESTABLISHING RAPPORT, WERE HELD FOR A 2-HOUR PERIOD EVERY AFTERNOON FOR THE 2 WEEKS PRECEDING THE PROJECT'S INITIATION. THE SELECTION OF SUITABLE GIRLS FOR READERS WOULD BE A PRIMARY CONSIDERATION IF A SECOND PROJECT WERE PLANNED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS USED IN THE PROGRAM IS INCLUDED. THE DOCUMENT ALSO CONTAINS 13 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE GIRLS WORKING WITH THE CHILDREN. (MS)
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Identifiers: Cornell University NY