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ERIC Number: ED150559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Creating Interest in Reading through Developing Appreciation of Dialect.
Tieri, Vince; And Others
This paper provides some examples of American English that have been borrowed from other cultures and languages, and proposes that teachers develop students' lifelong reading interests through the study of folklore and dialect materials. Language development and appreciation relate to personal identity development insofar as individuals express their personalities and understand their heritage through language usage; this reveals the close relationship between the cognitive and affective aspects of education. The use of folklore and dialect in the classroom is an attempt to narrow the distance between cognitive and affective education. The paper proposes that a meaningful reading program can use a variety of media to present folklore and dialect materials--including tapes, recordings, and films--and that a "Foxfire" student publication can preserve stories and record skills unique to individuals and communities. (RL)
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 Illinois Reading Council of the International Reading Association (9th, Charleston, Illinois, March 11-12, 1977); See related document CS 003 926