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ERIC Number: ED144034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Children's Response to Literature.
Bard, Therese Bissen
This paper considers many aspects of children's response to literature. Among the topics discussed are factors within the child (related to age, sex, and intelligence) that teachers and researchers agree may affect a child's enjoyment of literature; a research study on the relationship between story content and a child's psychological and developmental needs; books with animal characters; realistic picture storybooks for children in kindergarten and first grade; realistic and fantasy stories that may be read aloud to somewhat older children; books that may be read aloud to fifth and sixth graders; science fiction and realistic fiction for fifth and sixth graders; aspects of literature (content, form, and literary quality) that may affect response; and elements of the environment (the teacher's own enjoyment of literature, the classroom situation, teaching methods, and parental influence) that affect a child's response to literature. The paper recommends numerous children's books that may be used in a literature program. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association Far West Regional Conference (4th, Honolulu, July 29-31, 1976)