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ERIC Number: ED088987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 41
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Use of the "Peer-Prepared" Method of Producing Dialect Readers for Blacks.
Kincaid, J. Peter; Thomas, Georgelle
Two groups of blacks, adults and teenagers, served as the focus of this study. The "peer-prepared" method was used to produce dialect reading material for both groups. Both black teenagers and adults contributed stories by tape recording stories of an informal nature. The stories contributed by the black adults were edited and locally published in a booklet entitled "Big Red and Other Adult Stories." The stories in the booklet were rated by both reading teachers and peers of the group that contributed the stories. Both groups found the stories interesting and authentic. Black students enrolled in a junior high school Educable Mentally Retarded (EMR) class contributed other stories; these were rewritten in Standard English, in addition to the initial Black English version. This production of parallel versions of the same story in Black and Standard English is held to prove valuable in the teaching of reading to beginning reading students who speak black dialect. All of the stories were graded using a readability formula, the Automated Readability Index. [The reading materials booklet entitled "Big Red and Other Adult Stories" is appended to this document.] (Authors/RJ)
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