ERIC Number: ED083587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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The Use of Children's Literature in the Teaching of Critical Reading.
Coughlin, William F., Jr.
This study attempted to demonstrate that children's literature as a classroom subject could be employed effectively in the instruction of critical reading. So that any positive results achieved would have more relevance to the teaching of literature, the study also includes a rationale for teaching critical reading in the form of a review of literature relating to that subject by recognized literary critics as well as authorities in the field of English education. A field test was conducted in which children's literature was used as the sole subject of a unit devoted to the instruction of the process of critical reading. Children's literature was found to hold promise as an effective tool, in the context of the field test, in the teaching of critical reading, thereby offering a new method which should be subjected to more comprehensive experimentation and which then, depending on the results, should possibly be utilized in the instruction of literature. (Author/TO)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Critical Reading, English Instruction, Language Arts, Literature, Literature Reviews, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts