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ERIC Number: ED074474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 18
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Using Children's Literature in the Reading Program.
Cianciolo, Patricia Jean
This paper argues that the best way to teach reading to children is through literature that reflects children's own language and what they consider relevant. Only those materials written in a language very similar to that which the child hears and uses himself, the author argues, will serve as the best teaching devices. Since the language of literature, more than any other written language, contains the same patterns and behaves much the same as oral language, the teacher should begin reading instruction with stories based on actual experiences children have had and should encourage children to create stories from their own experiences. The author discusses a number of children's books which reflect children's interests and experiences. The author also argues that an individualized reading program can help to improve reading skills and to facilitate critical thinking ability, and she discusses various stories and poems that may help to accomplish these goals effectively and naturally. (Author/DI)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Assn. (18th, Denver, May 1-4, 1973)