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ERIC Number: ED067611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 194
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A Comparative Analysis of Children's Independent Reading Interests and the Content of Stories in Selected Basal Reading Texts, Grades 4-6.
Bouchard, Louisa-May Decker
The content of books chosen independently by fourth, fifth, and sixth, graders was compared with the content of four selected basal reading texts at the same three grade levels. The selections of the children and from the texts were classified into twenty-one categories, and then the percentages of the children's choices within these categories were compared with the percentages of the texts' selections. The children were blacks, middle-class whites, poor whites, and Spanish speakers. It was found that the texts' selections and the children's reading interests did not concur, nor were there significant differences in reading interests in terms of race, socioeconomic group, grade level, or sex. The most frequent reason for book selection was that the topic of the book fitted a particular interest of the child. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Marquette University