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ERIC Number: ED136231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
A Legacy of Literature.
Sorenson, Marilou R.
Using children's literature as an integral part of the reading curriculum can lead children to want to read more, as they discover the pleasure of reading. Reading-readiness skills (comprehension and auditory and visual discrimination) and primary and intermediate skills (syntax, context in word attack, comprehension, critical reading, and practice with language) can be developed by having children read literature rather than readers. In a pilot reading program in a Salt Lake City grade school, children's literature was used as reading material for 18 fourth-grade children who were reading one or two years below grade level. After 25 school days, during which the children spent twice the usual amount of time in reading and reading-related activities, test results showed gains of one to three years. In addition, children showed more determination and confidence in other studies, read more at home, and, for the first time, indicated a preference for reading as an activity. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (20th, Miami, October 20-23, 1976)