ERIC Number: ED123594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Use of "Trade Books" in a Reading Program.
Shepherd, Richard C.
A great variety of books are available for children which can be used to develop literary appreciation and literacy skills while aiding them in sharpening their awareness and realizing their human potential. These books can be found in many categories, some of which are easy-to-read books, historical and modern fiction which mirrors reality, modern fantasy, and biography and autobiography. In a complete reading and language program, several areas receive support from the use of trade books, such as conceptual development, vocabulary expansion, awareness of a variety of syntactical patterns, awareness of the symbolic function of language, flexibility of style and usage, and decoding and encoding skills. (A list of books and authors is included.) (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)