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ERIC Number: ED248487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Interestingness of Children's Reading Material. Technical Report No. 323.
Anderson, Richard C.; And Others
The results of a series of investigations into the effect on children's learning and recall of interest are summarized in this report. The report describes investigations using sentences, showing that interest has a pervasive effect on learning that is independent of the relationship between attention and learning. It then presents two compatible theories of interest--one dealing with what makes sentences interesting and one concerning story interest. Finally, the report comments on the contrast between the "interestingness" of children's trade books on the one hand and their basal readers and content area textbooks on the other, concluding that schools should promote the reading of trade books as part of the curriculum. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Trade Books