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ERIC Number: ED055069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 3
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Recreational Reading and the Reluctant Reader.
Allan, T. L.; MacDonald, Catherine
Teaching English, v4 n3 p3-5 May 1971
The primary aim of this project was to stimulate interest in reading for pleasure. An experiment was conducted on a top second-year high school class, whose attitude toward recreational reading had been apathetic. The class was informed they were to read and review fiction with a Scottish setting over a five-month period, the end product of which was to be a booklet that might be a useful guide to other classes. The class was provided with a number of forms stapled together to form a booklet, in which they were asked, as soon as a book had been read, to record title, author, date of publication, setting and other such factual information; write an outline of the story; add their comments on its readability; and rate the book. Although the number of books read declined as the five-month period passed, there was a definite upsurge of interest, which, to a large extent, carried over to the third year. (CK)
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