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ERIC Number: ED136239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Test to Evaluate Creative Reading of Fiction at the High School Level.
Andresen, Oliver; Pawlak, Casey
Creative reading of fiction is defined in this paper as the unique addition by readers, in their imaginations, to the author's plot, setting, and characterization. The test for the creative reading of fiction, described in this paper, contains three parts (each an incomplete narrative) for determining how creatively readers can complete undeveloped details in print, develop narration in their imaginations after reaching a significant turning point in the plot, and interject themselves into the circumstances of the characters and the events in the narration. A total of 244 high school English students from four grade levels, who rated average and above average in intelligence and grade average, completed the test. The opinions of five judges (two psychology professors and three high school reading and literature specialists), the comparisons of test results with two of Torrence's tests of creativity, and the reliability coefficient show the test to be a reasonably valid test of creative reading of fiction. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association World Congress on Reading (6th, Singapore, August 17-19, 1976)