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ERIC Number: ED045312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 10
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Creative Reading Activities for the Middle Grades.
Quackenbush, Sylva
The purpose of creative activities in the classroom and the part creativity should have in the reading program are discussed. Both the gifted and not-so-gifted child can be motivated, challenged, and provided with enriching experiences through creative activities planned and encouraged by a resourceful teacher. Suggestions given include the following: (1) oral reading of a poem or other selection which is chosen and prepared independently, (2) presentation of a book panel for which the children do the planning and moderating, (3) dictation with self-correction for which a tape-recorder could be utilized, (4) use of television in the classroom for current items of interest which can be expanded into larger projects, (5) use of the typewriter, (6) dramatization of Shakespeare as an extension of some culturally enriched home backgrounds, (7) making movies, (8) use of the contract agreement by which the teacher can provide independent work for the gifted student, (9) exchange of teacher-pupil letters to motivate the reluctant reader, and (10) use of printing press stories for remediation. Emphasis is placed on the need for flexibility in order to take advantage of opportunities rich in creative possibilities as they happen. References are included. (DH)
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Note: Paper presented at the conference of the International Reading Association, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970