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ERIC Number: ED150560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Using Folklore in Teaching Reading.
Vaupel, Carol; And Others
Using folklore as educational material helps students to understand and appreciate their society and themselves, while developing their reading interests. This paper suggests ways in which folklore can be used in independent teaching units, as supportive material for motivation, and as recreational material in reading/language arts classes. The suggested learning activities include discussing what folklore is and what students remember from their childhood experiences; presenting selected readings in folklore under a specific topic, such as how traditional beliefs and superstitions have affected people throughout history; studying folk songs; having students write their own folk songs or folklore; and having students discuss local history with senior citizens and community service people. Guidelines for preliminary preparation in folklore studies, a sample worksheet that elicits students' childhood experiences, a bibliography, and a listing of related documents from the ERIC system are attached. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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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 003 925