ERIC Number: ED167977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Unleashing Creative Thinking: The Creative Reading Way.
Broussard, Lucretia-del J.
Creative reading can develop creative thinking as it inspires readers to change their behavior to produce a new or different product or process. Some characteristics of a creative reading program are that it develops creative thought, develops creative behavior, avoids rigid conformity, provides satisfying reading experiences, gives the child opportunities to practice creative powers, and encourages constructive criticism and tolerance. The success of a creative reading program depends on how thoroughly a teacher rewards creative thinking and encourages children to value their own thoughts and ideas. Four areas that need consideration for developing creative reading are: types of reading material, ways of structuring questions and discussion, tasks that open doors, and response environments that encourage creative behavior. Materials should have interesting language patterns, unfinished imaginative stories, biographies, interesting characters and situations, and should give practice in drawing analogies. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Reading Association (12th, San Francisco, California, November 9-11, 1978)